Tip from the Dok about Batteries

Two commonly held untruths about laptop batteries:


1) They last forever.

No! With care, the original batteries can last from 3-5 years. Replacements rarely hold up longer than two years.

2) You should always leave them plugged in.

No! This habit is a battery killer. A battery needs to discharge and charge up. Leaving it plugged in could lead to overheating. Lithium batteries can also become bloated and in the worst case, explode and start a fire. That’s why they are not allowed in airplane cargo.

Dok recommends: charge your device overnight, and unplug it in the morning. Most computers will tell you when the battery is low. For a PC, it’s on the bottom right. Wait for the signal to show that it’s low, before plugging it in again.

Klaus-Jürgen Helmut Füchsel

Klaus-Jürgen Helmut Füchsel

Klaus-Jürgen Helmut Füchsel of Warrenton, Virginia, known to many as “Dok Klaus”, passed away peacefully at home with his family on May 13, 2024, after 3 and a half years of battling brain cancer. Klaus was born on May 5th, 1960, in West Berlin, Germany to Heinz...



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