05-26-2011 08:12 PM
I have a quick question regarding battery care for my ThinkPad T410s. I want to leave my laptop plugged in and on hibernate every day as I don't move it from my office very often. I would prefer not to remove the battery as I know it helps prevent power damage from power surges. Does the life of the battery decrease if I leave it plugged in at a 100% charge.
05-26-2011 08:32 PM
welcome to the forum!
to extend the life of your battery, you might want to discharge it to around 45% and set the charging thresholds in thinkvantage power manager to range between 35 and 95%. when you're ready to travel, simply discharge it to 35% and let it charge back up.
see ken's post here for more info on battery longevity: http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkVantage-Technologi