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jtdmisc
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Battery tips

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Am awaiting delivery of an Alienware 18.

I've seen conflicting battery advice to prolong the life of the battery long term, ie it's ability to hold a charge.

Is it better to leave plugged in at all times unless I need to run on battery (which I know is limited on a robust system like Alienware, I'm expecting 2-4 hours tops depending on what I'm doing, and likely less than 2 for graphics intense tasks)

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Is it better to unplug and let battery run lowish and then plug in

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Should I leave plugged in but periodically - like monthly - allow battery to run down fully?

Would appreciate both the official "manufacturer" guidance/battery maintenance instructions and real world advice from those with experience.  

Thanks

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RE: Battery tips

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Hi ,

Please try the link below:

http://dell.to/1fp8Scr

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

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RE: Battery tips

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Hi ,

Refer to the link mentioned below which should answer your question:

http://dell.to/1fp8Scr

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US CustomersIndia CustomersFor Dell support videos click here.

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jtdmisc
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RE: Battery tips

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The link isn't working for me?

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RE: Battery tips

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Hi ,

Please try the link below:

http://dell.to/1fp8Scr

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US CustomersIndia CustomersFor Dell support videos click here.

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RE: Battery tips

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Hi ,

Please let us know if you need assistance.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region US CustomersIndia CustomersFor Dell support videos click here.

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