12-23-2016 03:24 AM
i used my lenovo ideapad 500s as a desktop pc, so i use it a always pluged to adapter sector, so i know if i use it in this way it will decrease the performance of the battery, thank you a lot.
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12-23-2016 08:12 AM
Hi Ariaz09 ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Having the laptop plugged in would automatically set power consumption on ac rather than using the battery components that would surely help prolong the battery lifespan.
More about how to increase battery life (also applies to idealine products):
" Whichever optimization you choose, the limitations of today's batteries technologies also mean that they are consumables, i.e. your ThinkPad will last longer than its battery!
Optimizing for runtime (hours)
The normal default Lenovo Power Manager Battery Maintenance setting keeps your battery fully charged. It starts charging when the battery drops below 96%, and stops at 100%. Runtime on battery then depends on the Power Plan settings you choose.
There are several predefined Power Plans which you can tweak to your needs, or you can create your own. For the best runtimes, start with the Maximum Battery Life Power Plan.
Optimizing for lifespan (years)
The main enemies of battery longevity are age, the number of charge cycles, amount of time at full charge, and high temperature.
For maximum lifespan if you rarely use the battery, set Custom charge thresholds to start charging at 40% capacity and stop at 50%, and keep the ThinkPad cool. The thresholds can be adjusted in the Battery Maintenance settings of the Lenovo Power Manager. "
On Windows 10 , power management is done via Lenovo settings and using the default settings (conservation mode) maybe the best option. Still consider other factors that may affect battery life like age and heat would still be the main ingredient.
Hope this help answer your query.