[Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

battery usage Asus Eee 1008ha

Posted on 2009-12-30
9
Medium Priority
?
667 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
The battery compartment of the 1008ha is sealed, so I'm especially concerned about maintaining the health of the battery.

It is in a place where I keep it plugged in all the time. On the power icon, it says that it is running on AC power. Does this mean it is bypassing the battery? If not, should I let it run down once a week or so?
0
Comment
Question by:mdcollier
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:silemone
ID: 26148605
don't appear you have to do anything special...

' Li-polymer battery inside has 2 to 3 times longer lifetime compared to the traditional Li-ion batteries'

and it can be upgraded once it dies, but by Asus.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mdcollier
ID: 26148672
Specifically, does the fact that the AC power seems to bypass the battery alleviate battery concerns of fatigue?
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:silemone
ID: 26148673
i recommend however, if you just got it for Christmas, return it for the 1005HA which very similar, about the same size, but has a removable battery.
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:silemone
ID: 26148700
I'm trying to find out, if like mostl laptops these days, its recognizes when a battery is fully charged as not to over charge and minimize the damage to the battery of it constantly being charged and I'm sure that's why they included the Li-Ploymer battery, but i'm trying to get confirmation on that...
0
 

Author Comment

by:mdcollier
ID: 26148752
That is exactly what I need to know.
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
silemone earned 2000 total points
ID: 26148776
finally, yes, keeping it plugged in is degrading the battery...should be taken out when not in use (obviously you can't) but Asus has not put out any information stating otherwise that its provided some technology that solves this except by adding a battery that last 2/3 times longer than a normal Li -ion battery and I'm sure Asus would have used that as a selling point if they had...but seeing how they don't touch on it, i'm sure they are avoiding bring it up...
0
 

Author Comment

by:mdcollier
ID: 26148788
I can unplug it when not in use. I just don't want to mess around with the whole discharge/charge bit. Thanks for your help.
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:silemone
ID: 26148793
here are 15 ways to extend your battery life:

http://www.friedbeef.com/top-15-ways-to-extend-your-laptop-battery-life/

see #8 especially
0
 

Author Comment

by:mdcollier
ID: 26153119
If I hover over the power icon, it says "Plugged in, not charging". Since I bought this computer for its style and compactness and not for portability, I think I'll just leave it plugged in and not worry about it.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I recently purchased an HP EliteBook 2540p notebook/laptop. It has two video ports on it – VGA and DisplayPort. HP offers an optional docking station for the 2540p that also has both a VGA port and a DisplayPort. There are numerous online reports do…
Considering today’s continual security threats, which affect Information technology networks and systems worldwide, it is very important to practice basic security awareness. A normal system user can secure himself or herself by following these simp…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
As many of you are aware about Scanpst.exe utility which is owned by Microsoft itself to repair inaccessible or damaged PST files, but the question is do you really think Scanpst.exe is capable to repair all sorts of PST related corruption issues?
Suggested Courses

865 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question