Battery Drain – How to Stop it!

Despite big advancements in technology, battery drain is an ongoing problem. Here are some ways to extend the life of your batteries:


POWER MANAGEMENT
  • Use the power management settings on your computer that comes built in.
  • Switch off the wireless card if you do not plan to access your network or internet connection
  • Disable Bluetooth if you don’t use it.
  • Shut down or hibernate the laptop if you plan on not using it for awhile.
  • Turn off unused ports such as VGA, Ethernet, PMCIA and USB.

DISPLAY
  • Reduce the LCD’s brightness level when in well-lit areas.
  • Turn down the screen resolution.
  • If your laptop has an OLED based display, avoid displaying white images. OLED screens consume a lot less power displaying blank. 
THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Avoid extreme temperatures. Batteries will die faster at extreme temperatures. Try to charge and use the battery at room temperatures.
  • Use a cooling pad when using a notebook computer on your lap. 
  • Avoid propping your laptop on a pillow, blanket or other soft surface that can heat up.

What is the worst power mode for battery drain?
  • Sleep mode doesn’t use too much power and is useful if you want to stop working for a short period of time.
  • When your computer is in hibernate mode, it uses zero power
  • Connected standby can be more of a drain on your battery than “sleep” or “hibernate” as applications are still running and updating
Visit www.groupmobile.com to learn more about the rugged computers, batteries, and accessories we offer.

Thank you to our partners at www.roamingtech.com.au for providing this information.


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