“Should I keep my laptop plugged in all the time?” This is a question we hear a lot from our customers and many people have different ideas on the proper answer. Some believe if you keep your laptop plugged into the dell ac adapter for too long, it can harm the battery. Others believe keeping the laptop plugged in will actually help preserve the battery. So, will keeping a laptop plugged in all the time ruin the dell inspiron 1520 battery? “Should you run a laptop battery
down every now and then?” Here’s what we’ve found while researching the issue.
Laptops almost exclusively use lithium ion batteries. These batteries are not susceptible to the memory effect that some older batteries suffer from. So the first thing you should know is that you do not have to run the laptop battery all the way down and charge it all the way back up every time you use it. These batteries are designed to withstand irregular charging habits that often accompany the use of portable electronics. When these batteries became widely used in laptops, the laptop manufacturers began building the laptop batteries and AC adapters such that, after the battery is completely charged, it stops taking a charge and the electric current from the dell inspiron 1520 adapter runs directly to the laptop to power it. This means that keeping the laptop plugged in all the time will not overcharge the battery. In fact, many manufacturers encourage users to keep the laptop plugged in as much as possible. This is because the battery will run down more, as in lose overall usability, the more the battery is relied on to power the computer.
This is where it may get a little confusing. Some people who keep their computer plugged in for a very long time try to use inspiron 1520 battery power at some point only to find that the battery does not last nearly as long as it originally did. The tendency is to place the blame on overcharging the battery, but we’ve covered the reasons why this probably not the case. What has actually happened in most cases is that the battery, as all rechargeable batteries do, has simply lost some of its runtime as a result of its age. This is an inevitable fate of any laptop battery and the dell laptop battery should be replaced if runtime is no longer satisfactory. There is little you can do to prevent this, so some people prefer to use the battery as often as possible to get their money’s worth before it dies completely.
So don’t worry about keeping your computer plugged into the dell inspiron 1520 charger as long as you need to. In fact, it may be useful to have an extra AC adapter somewhere in your house or office to allow more portability without relying on the battery. If your battery has lost a significant amount of runtime as a result of the conditions detailed above, consider purchasing a replacement laptop battery to take back your portability when using AC power is not an option.