There are two reasons why notebook batteries erode
The first factor is higher temperature. It is observed that higher temperature discharges the battery sooner. Second factor is charging and discharging cycle of a battery dwindle its capacity. This happens when the battery is not allowed to discharge fully and then charge again. Laptops batteries which are kept idle tend to lose charge at a very fast rate than regularly used batteries. There is a particular level in all batteries, which varies from manufacture to manufacture, when it goes down, adaptors provide the extra charge. Unlike earlier nickel batteries, today's lithium batteries works able-bodied, when they are charge well and not left discharged until 0% of their capacity. Here are few smart tips to follow in order to get higher performance- * Are you using laptop battery for the first time? Charge it at least 5 hours before using. * Keep laptop / battery in cool place. * If the laptop is not being used, then unplug the batteries from the machine. * Don't wait for your laptop battery to get discharged completely. * If the laptop is not being used, there is no need to charge it! These above mentioned tips are applicable for other devices too. So the next time when you buy a laptop battery you will be glad to get a higher return on Investment.