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Re: Power Management



Adam Williamson wrote:
On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 19:02 -0500, brad longo wrote:
As I'm sure most of you know, leaving your laptop plugged in and charging with a full battery charge is harmful for the battery.

No, it isn't. Where did you get that idea?

It's very harmful if you're using a charger which doesn't figure out
when the battery's full and switch to trickle charge mode but just keeps
dumping full charge power in - you'll kill the battery in short order
and, if you're lucky, set stuff on fire too. However, I know of not a
single laptop ever shipped with such a dumb charger. All laptops have
smart chargers, which sense when the charge is complete. Leaving the
laptop plugged in while fully charged is a perfectly normal use case
that all manufacturers expect and design for.
I'm not going to pretend to be a professional when it comes to batteries, but my battery was recalled about two years ago for setting stuff on fire. Now you know of one.

--Brad


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