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Battery Life Practice
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Storing a laptop for a month

I want to remove and store my laptop battery so that it doesn't get spoilt over time. So how should i store it? And how should i cover the battery slot in the laptop? One more thing, after how much time should i put the battery in again?


Store Li-Ion batteries between 20°C and 25°C (68°F and 77°F) with 30% to 50% charge.

Do not disassemble, crush, or puncture a battery; do not short the external contacts on a battery; and, do not dispose of a battery in fire or water.

Do not leave batteries exposed to high temperatures for extended periods. Prolonged exposure to heat (for example, inside a hot car) accelerates the deterioration of Li-Ion cells.

Remove the battery if the notebook will be stored (turned off and not plugged into AC power) for more than 2 weeks.

Remove the battery from the notebook if the notebook will be plugged into AC power continuously (via a wall adapter or docking station) for more than 2 weeks.

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  • So in what conditions should i store it in? And how should u seal off the battery slot in the laptop? – Nirvan Jun 3 '12 at 17:44
  • Conditions are in my answer, no need to seal the battery bay, never seen anyone do that. – Moab Jun 3 '12 at 19:59

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