One of the most common human errors committed by almost everyone is the negligence of reading the user's manual on the purchase of new product. If one does read it—the reading may not have gone beyond the first two pages. By doing so, we generally miss out on many important tips and instructions on the product, in our case here, the laptop battery—the correct usage guides. Unlike the past years, current laptop batteries are made of lithium ions (Li-Ion) which are more competent than their predecessors.
Today, online sources are flooded with technical and simple guides on laptop battery use and its run-life. In conformity with expert industry guidelines, some recommendations have shown great results for laptop users. One such tip goes like this—laptop battery is best put to use after 3 cycles of ‘complete charge and discharge cycle.' Carrying out this step diligently ensures that the cells inside the laptop battery are activated and ready to perform optimum charge-discharge cycle. If you have not been using the battery for over a period of 3 months than the method of ‘3 cycles of complete charge and discharge cycle' is all the more important to enhance your laptop battery life, before restarting its use.
In addition, laptop with nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) based battery may have a different story altogether to tell. Overcharging is known to cut down the life of the NiMH laptop batteries, so these batteries are not to be put under extensive charging. Similar to Lithium-ion laptop battery, NiMHO laptop battery also requires the same charging method—charge and discharge 3 times before using it. Regardless of whether you own a Dell Laptop Battery or an IBM Laptop Battery, it is very important to monitor the temperature of your laptop because an over heated laptop could indicate the degrading health of your laptop battery.