Laptop Battery and Power Supply

  Bagsey 13:51 15 Feb 08

Can anyone give me an answer to this question.
My wife uses a laptop for her computer needs, but she has never used the battery with the result that the battery which has been in situ since new is now of no use. Is it ok to run the laptop from the external power source without the battery being in situ. I would hope that the possible new battery life would be extended by doing this so that if I decide to take the laptop on holiday there would still be life there to accept a charge.

  woodchip 14:11 15 Feb 08

Yes I Have done it for a long time with a Medion Laptop From new. I Charged the battery to about 60% put in a Plastic bag the put that in fridge so it stay's charged longer.

PS battery appears as new after about 2.5 years

  Bagsey 14:17 15 Feb 08

Thanks for that info. We are looking to update her laptop so will start as we mean to go on, and keep the battery in the fridge.

  woodchip 16:13 15 Feb 08

PS not freezer. Also make sure it's in Plastic Bag

  Bagsey 17:54 15 Feb 08

Ok,point taken. But the way my fridge is playing up at the moment its hard to tell the difference. :-))

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