The battery life of laptops varies according to the use we give them. The number of hours that it supports in operation is not the same in its first use that the one that will have after months or years, since the cycles of load and the use cause that it is deteriorating. In today’s post we tell you how to calibrate a laptop battery .
USEFULNESS OF CALIBRATING A LAPTOP BATTERY
Although advances in technology allow the batteries to last longer and work better compared to previous models, wear is inevitable and always end up losing some of their total capacity. This is due to the fact that the nature of some of the chemical components that make it causes the battery to wear out and that therefore they are losing minutes of autonomy.
The greater the number of programs running, the greater the load drainage compared to what would be just browsing the Internet, for example. Other aspects that also influence are the brightness level of the screen, the status of Bluetooth (on or off), WiFi or use the optical reader.
What is the utility of calibrating the battery ? It will allow you to maintain your good condition and the duration will be greater. Most manufacturers recommend that calibrations be done every two to three months to prevent the equipment from being suspended when the battery indicator shows that the charge is still sufficient.
STEPS TO CALIBRATE THE BATTERY WHILE USING THE LAPTOP
Calibrating a battery consists of recharging it to the maximum level (100%) and then restarting the meter until it indicates that the charge level is correct.
The first thing to do is connect your laptop to an electrical outlet and wait for the battery to charge 100%. Even if you have reached the maximum load capacity, it is advisable to leave it for a while longer. After that, unplug it and use it until the battery has completely discharged.
In the case of computers with Windows operating system you have to take into account the option of energy that we have activated . Creates a new call that Calibrate and change the settings. You have to prevent the Dimming screen , Turn off the screen , and Put the computer to sleep mode, are enabled.
As soon as the battery has been fully consumed, keep it at least five hours at a time to make calibration more effective.
Finally, you just have to re-plug your laptop into an electrical outlet and with that the recharging process will begin. When you reach 100%, the process will have finished and therefore the battery will be recalibrated and more operative. Access the Select a power plan dialog box and choose the one you want.
STEPS TO CALIBRATE THE BATTERY WHILE NOT USING THE LAPTOP
To calibrate the battery using this method it is very important that you do not use the equipment during the process.
First turn off the computer and connect the charger until the battery is fully charged.
The next thing you need to do is to turn on the computer and press the F8 key until the brand logo appears. When you see the menu that contains the advanced options of the beginning , select Safe Mode using the up and down arrows and then Enter . The next step is to select the Safe Start option in the Advanced Start Menu .
Finally disconnect the charging adapter and let the battery discharge completely until it turns itself off. The battery will be correctly calibrated and the measurements will work as they should.