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Battery question about IBM Model 1500 - 2611

by Chigal48 / March 20, 2009 11:09 PM PDT

Hi, I have a possible buyer. I want to give him the correct information about the battery. It takes about 4 hours to charge the battery when it's not in use. Should I tell the buyer to disconnect the battery after using it or keep it plugged in and charged?

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Wouldn't this be a personal choice?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2009 11:34 PM PDT

For example I leave my battery in since I don't want my machine to reboot if the AC power drops out.

Another owner may want to "save the battery" and will live with the reboot.

-> So isn't the right question "What do you want?"


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Correction to my message
by Chigal48 / March 20, 2009 11:48 PM PDT

I think you misunderstood. I didn't mean "disconnect" the battery, I meant disconnect the laptop!! Sorry. The battery stays in.

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Wouldn't this be another personal choice?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2009 12:07 AM PDT

Today's machines do not overcharge the battery so let's tackle this from how this affects our laptop experience.

At the office we leave them plugged in for years. Mainly because we want to be able to go to work rather than fish out the machine and set it up.

At home we might put the entire setup on a power bar and to reduce our power use, even if slightly, switch off when done.

There is NO ISSUE about battery "memory" so that can't be the issue.

-> Again this looks to be personal choice and what experience we are trying to achieve.

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This machine was made in 1999
by Chigal48 / March 21, 2009 8:32 AM PDT

So it's not new. That's why I'm concerned. Model 1500-2611 IBM laptop.

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Even in 1999.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2009 9:08 AM PDT

We had nimh and lion batteries and battery management chips in the design.

-> This is all about the experience and the goals. I applaud the use of power strips to hit zero Watts but you seem to be thinking of the bad old NiCad days.

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