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Battery question about IBM Model 1500 - 2611

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?

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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

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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?

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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

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

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Even in 1999.

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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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