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Mini laptop battery question

I have a HP Mini laptop. If I stay near an external electrical power source, is it right to power the laptop from this source if the battery is not empty?

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Guest [Entry]

"Generally yes, I'd use the power source instead of the battery when available.

But keep in mind...

A battery should not be left charged in a dormant state for a very long time. After it is fully charged you should use it at least once every few weeks at a bare minimum to extend battery life. If you are using an older lithium-ion battery, avoid letting its charge drop to 0. Lithium-ion batteries typically have what is called a discharge/charge cycle of 300-500.

For more information, check out Battery University."
Guest [Entry]

You shuould.Avoid allowing the battery to drop below 5% of capacity because most new versions of the Windows OS will automatically put your laptop computer in a forced “hibernation” mode which may cause the loss of some projects you are working on.Only remove or install a laptop battery when your computer is turned off, this will avoid any current surge that could harm your new battery.