Battery Do's & Dont's

Battery User’s Guide

1. A new battery usually maintains a discharged or 30% charge condition with very low capacity. It is highly recommended to fully charge new battery packs before using.

2. A new battery pack needs to be cycled (fully discharge and charge) two to three times to reach its optimum performance.

3. Rechargeable battery will undergo self-discharging when left unused for a long period of time. Thus, it should always be stored in a fully charged state and kept in a cool, dry and clean place.

4. To maintain the optimum performance of a battery pack, it is highly recommended to cycle (fully discharging and charging) it at least once a month.

5. It is normal if a new battery gets warm when being charged or used. However, please pay special attention if the battery pack becomes excessively hot. This may indicate there is a problem with the charging circuit of the electronic device. Please consult a qualified technician if necessary.

6. New batteries are hard to be charged. Sometimes, your electronic device may indicate a fully charged condition about 10 to 15 minutes when the new battery pack is being charged for the first time. When this happens, remove the battery and let it cool down for about 10 to 15 minutes then repeat the charging procedure. Sometimes, a new battery will suddenly refuse to be charged. If this happens, a suggested solution is trying to remove the battery from the laptop and insert it again.

7. It is recommended to conduct a complete charge and discharge cycle for the battery every month on average.

8. Don’t discharges battery to 0%, which is the most common reason among faulty batteries. It will damage battery if the laptop usually works at a critical power level (below 3%).

9. Charge the battery before it runs to 20%. It is scientifically justified that charging battery at 20% till 80% will extend battery life to the longest.

10. If the battery won’t be used for a long time, please charge it once a month and keep battery power over 50%, remove it from your laptop and store it in an antistatic bag in a cool, dry place.

Battery Do's

Battery Dont's