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Thumbs up To Remove The Battery Or Not? - 11-05-2009, 05:51 PM

So I pretty much use my Dell Mini10 as an everyday "desktop" computer. For internet use, for photoshopping, etc. Its basically on from 7am to maybe 12am. i also have my battery in there and its also always connected to the ac power adapter. should i remove the battery and just leave it connected to the ac adaptor to save my battery? what do you guys thing? any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!

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Default 11-05-2009, 09:13 PM

no one can give me an answer?

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Default 11-05-2009, 09:17 PM

It does not matter what you do with the battery It will die anyway after 3 years. It dies faster when you keep the battery in the cold area like overnight in a car or outside. When you use the battery then discharge it at least to 20% before you charge it again.

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Cool 11-05-2009, 09:21 PM

I believe they have a lithium-Ion battery in them and they generally do not develop a memory effect like the old Ni-Cad batteries were prone to, I do not think it would harm anything by removing it, but I am not sure of the unit would work with no battery connected I have never tried it..I guess if it works with no battery you could do it, only draw back would be when you do want to take the unit portable.your battery maybe dead or not as fully charged as it would be, I charge mine at home and when I go out I maybe use it 1 -2 hours on battery and sometimes go 2-3 days without a charge, I have the 6cell and when its fully charged I get about 6 1/4 - 6 1/2 hrs on it, unless there is a lot of disk IO then maybe closer to 5 hrs..

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Default 11-05-2009, 09:50 PM

thanks guys.

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Default 11-08-2009, 08:24 PM

You should discharge it to about 40% and put in into some cold place (i.e. fridge) if you do not use it. In such case capacity loss will be minimal (about 2% per year)

If you keep your Li-on battery constantly charged to 100% and operating in 40-50 C temperature (which rather standard temperature for Mini 10), you can expect about 40% (or even more) capacity loss per year.

Please check this link for more details:

How to prolong lithium-based batteries
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Default 11-08-2009, 10:30 PM

nice article. thanks. the key for me is taking out the battery to keep the number of charge/discharge cycles to a minimum
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Default 11-12-2009, 10:25 PM

interesting... I've just changed my setup so that I now have my minis in my room and enough power cords to keep trhem connected all the time. My Mini 10 gets pretty hot to so the extra exposure from the lack of battery will no doubt help a teeny-weeny little bit.

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Default 12-30-2009, 07:18 PM

I work at batteries plus and i would recommend that you do remove the battery or if your running win 7 download dells battery app it will allow you to stop the battery from charging when your plugged in. I wouldnt leave it in because even though the battery is charged it does still charge but at least once a month charge and discharge the battery. This will ensure a longer life out of just about every lithium ion battery.
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Default 12-31-2009, 01:29 AM

Do not discharge the battery all the way. Take it down to 40-50%, no more.

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