:: Battery Care :: Often we have a habit of charging our batteries (of mobile phones, laptops,etc. ) even when its hardly drained, unknowing of the fact that it's just harming our devices.However even full battery discharges (until laptop power shutdown, 0%) should be avoided, because this stresses the battery a lot and can even damage it. It's recommended to perform partial discharges to capacity levels of 20~30% and frequent charges, instead of performing a full discharging followed by a full charging.One must say again that the battery's worst enemy is the heat, so leaving the laptop in the car in a hot summer day is half way to kill the battery. There a simple ways which are helpful in preserving & extending the battery life of any electronic gadget. :: Extend Mobile Phone Battery Life :: ->Turn-off wireless connection like Wi-Fi if you are not using them. ->Vibrating alert is another big power hungry feature in the mobile phone. Using vibrating alert is good when you are in meetings or in a library, otherwise you can turn off vibrating alert. ->Your mobile phone display also uses lot of power to illuminate. Reduce screen brightness to the lowest level possible where you can see things on the screen clearly. ->Keep your phone screen as simple as possible, using screensavers and animated wallpapers may look pretty but you must remember that they use up the battery power to stay running. ->Terminate applications as soon as you finished working on them. Pressing end key does not terminate the application, they still remain running in the background using up the battery power. ->Games are other power hungry applications, they use lot of power and most of the games do not allow the screen to dim or turn off. Play games less to save more on the battery. ->Try using few email accounts and disable automatic update feature if you do not really need it. ->Turn off BlueTooth when you are not using it. ->Avoid over heating of the battery to prevent damage to the mobile phone and to the battery. Keep your phone away from the direct Sun heat and any other radiations. Source :- Inhouse IT manager + Web!!
Dec 29, 2011