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.

A Desktop for your Desktop

A Desktop for your Desktop

Do you really need a laptop? Published Warrenton Lifestyle, April 2023 edition In the last decades, laptops have taken over the market and have distinct advantages. But the old-fashioned desktop computer is still worth considering for some computing needs and is...

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