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Hello all,
 
I've just received an Inspiron 9300 which I plan to use for 99% of time as a desktop.
For that reason, I may not use the battery for a long time as this Inspiron will always be plugged in.
 
My question is :
Is it possible to use this Inspiron even if the battery is taken out, or is it possible to disable the battery in a way to not let it be charged ?
 
Of course, if in few months I plan to use it a while as a laptop, I will charge the battery for the first time as it is recommended to do so.
 
I don't know if I'm clear enough...
 
Thank you for your answers,
 
Lim.

Message Edited by Limerick Kepler on 10-15-2005 12:24 PM

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garrison33
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Re: Disabled Battery

The machine should work fine either way. However, you may want to leave in the battery in case you should ever lose AC power.
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Re: Disabled Battery

Yeah it could be a reason to keep the battery in, but I think I'd rather keep it as "new" as possible the longest time possible.
So I wonder what to do to not "kill" this battery because it would be in place while on AC power for hours and hours, days and days, months and months...
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Re: Disabled Battery

Hi Lim,

I have the same issue as you, I use my Inspiron at home powered by AC Adapter, and I dont to waste mt battery life until I really need to do it as a mobile computing.

Did you find an answer to your question ?

I dont want to have my battery charge everytime I connect the AC Adapter, and I wont disattached the battery everytime.

I think it not recommended to charge the battery everytime.

regards,

mauricio

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Re: Disabled Battery

Hello Mauricio,
 
I've two kind of answers :
 
- remove battery charged at about 40% and let it in the fidge (about 0°C) and wait until needed
 
- these new batteries stop charging when full and are protected, so they can be let in place.
 
So I'm looking for a kind of an "official answer" here...
 
If you get it, just let me know Smiley Wink
 
Regards,
 
Lim.
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ejn63
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Re: Disabled Battery

The other consideration is that lithium ion batteries deteriorate from age whether they're used or not, just like car batteries.
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Yes but is the "age deterioration" accelerated by keeping the battery inside the laptop while using only AC for a long time (months or years) ?
 
If it does not accelerate this "age deterioration", it would be better to keep the battery inside the laptop as it gives power supply.
If it accelerates this "age derioration", it would be better to remove the battery as it will be cool to have a usable battery at a time when it would be unusable because of being to old.
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ejn63
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Re: Disabled Battery

Since heat hastens aging, leaving the battery out will lessen that effect. How much is open to question - lithium ion batteries have a life of about 18 months-2 years before capacity decline claims them. Because newer systems draw more power and run hotter, they seem to expire sooner than they did with older systems.
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Re: Disabled Battery

So to sum up, Mauricio and I should remove our batteries for the all time our laptops are plugged to AC.

Thank you for your answers ejn63 Smiley Happy

Lim

Message Edited by Limerick Kepler on 10-16-2005 02:34 AM

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ravik521
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Re: Disabled Battery

not necessarily make sure the driver for the battery is installed and the power management is set to laptop/portable
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