Switching from battery to mains without turning of

  Chris Webster 22:10 07 May 06


I was asked a simple question today that I'm not sure of the answer too.

If you're running a laptop on battery power and the low battery warning comes up can you just plug it into the mains without turning the laptop off first?

Cheers Chris.

  ed-0 22:15 07 May 06


I have been doing just that for years.

  mammak 22:16 07 May 06

hi yes I do it all the time and it is good practise to let you battery become fully spent before recharge. good luck

  Chris Webster 22:18 07 May 06

Thanks for the info.

Cheers Chris.

  Skills 22:21 07 May 06

Yes I do it all the time never had any trouble.

Also if you are going to use the mains most of the time best to remove the battery completely and just run off the mains it extends the battery life., as the battery is constantly being fed a charge and the heat reduces there charge capacity

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