Monday, 7 May 2012

Taking care of your laptop's battery

Taking care of your laptop's battery

Does it seem like no matter what you do, your computer is always out of battery power? It might be time to replace the battery. Every battery has a designed capacity-basically the amount of charge that it's designed to hold. Over time batteries lose their ability to hold a charge. This means that even though you're fully charging your battery, the actual amount of power that the battery can hold is going down.

Some of the telltale signs that your battery is going bad are shorter use times, and subsequently, shorter times to recharge. If you notice the amount of time you can spend unplugged is going down, then chances are your battery has lost much of its ability to hold a charge. Another sign that your battery might be on the wane is that it takes less time to recharge. A battery that's going bad might also cause your computer to turn off or hibernate unexpectedly, even if the battery meter displays ample capacity remaining (70 or 80 percent).

Fortunately, Windows can help you know when your battery is unable to hold a full charge. When your battery gets down to 40 percent of its original capacity (that is, it can only hold 40 percent or less of its designed capacity after it has been charged), you'll see a notification via the battery meter icon that your battery might be going bad. This notification is new in Windows 7-earlier versions of Windows can't notify you when your battery is going bad. If you don't want to receive this notification, you can turn it off by clearing the check box on the battery meter.

Battery meter showing a notification that a battery might be going bad

Many batteries will show signs of problems well before reaching 40 percent of their original capacity. Also, many computer manufacturers have programs that you can use to measure the performance of your battery. These programs might be more sensitive to battery problems and should be used first to check the condition of your computer's battery. For more information about solutions to this problem, see Solutions to common battery problems.


Some computer manufacturers report the designed capacity of their batteries to be the level of the last full charge, so it's possible that your battery might be below the warning threshold without giving you any warning. If your computer continues to run out of battery too quickly, but your battery meter shows that it's fully charging, it might be time to consider replacing your battery. Check with your computer manufacturer for information about replacing your battery.

Using the battery meter to monitor power consumption

  • The battery meter is a handy tool located in the notification area of the Windows taskbar that makes it easy for you to keep an eye your computer's power consumption. The battery meter icon indicates whether your laptop is plugged in or whether it's running on battery power . When you point to the battery meter, you can see the percentage of battery charge remaining as well as an estimate of how much time you have until you'll need to plug your computer in.
  • When you click the battery meter icon, you can get more information-like which power plan you're using and, if you have more than one battery, how much charge is left in your second battery. You can also change power plans and access additional settings for managing more power options. For more information, see Battery meter: frequently asked questions.

Battery meter showing power plans

Using power plans to save your battery

One of the easiest ways to save your battery without affecting the performance of your computer is to use one of the built-in power plans that come with Windows. Power plans are basically collections of hardware and software settings that control how your computer uses power. There are two power plans that come with Windows that are useful for laptops:

Balanced. This is the plan that most laptops use by default. It offers full performance and display brightness when you need it and saves power during periods of inactivity.
Power saver. This plan can help you get the most from a single battery charge. It saves power by reducing system performance and screen brightness.

In addition to the power plans that come with Windows, your computer manufacturer might offer additional plans. You can also create your own power plan, or customize the settings for one of the existing plans. For more information, see Change, create, or delete a power plan (scheme).

Getting the most out of your battery

In addition to using power plans to get the most mileage out of a battery charge, it's also important to take care of your battery to make sure you get the most life out of it.

  • Make sure you're following the manufacturer's instructions for charging and maintaining your battery. Only use a charger and power cord supplied by the manufacturer.
  • Don't let your battery get too hot (or too cold). A hot battery is a sign of trouble and usually means that your battery isn't working properly. You should stop using it right away. Also, make sure that your battery isn't exposed to extreme temperatures. Batteries are designed to work best at room temperatures. Avoid using (or even storing) batteries in extreme temperature conditions.
  • Use your battery to keep it fresh. Don't keep your computer plugged in all the time. It's a good idea to discharge and then recharge your laptop battery about once a month. Also, you should let your battery run down before you recharge it.

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Have a nice day!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

France pushing electric car

France pushing electric car

The French government is strongly committed to the electric car and now has a 14-point plan presented. As part of the plan is to build a suitable infrastructure for power supply. Each building will have mandatory from 2012 on a power charger. All office buildings will be equipped with electricity so electric cars can recharge their batteries there. Local authorities should be supported in building a power station infrastructure.

In return, the mayor should take into account new housing developments in the electric cars by appropriate power charging stations will be built. It is also provided a subsidy not to allow motorists a grant of 5,000 € when buying an electric car will receive. The citizens should be scattered in the skepticism of the security is not guaranteed. Therefore, a network of demonstration power stations are built. The battery research, the plug and socket standards and the establishment of a European power stations network, France wants to accelerate as well. The French car manufacturers have developed electric cars next year will be available on the car market.

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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Sony battery-powered wireless OLED TV show

Sony battery-powered wireless OLED TV show

Recently, Sony demonstrated a battery-powered wireless OLED TV. This TV used in the previous 11-inch OLED television announced the application of slim. As a HDTV, it uses battery power, so completely free from the shackles of wires. Use a special bracket, you can install it anywhere in the living room, and even small children room. But, unfortunately, in addition to the thickness of 3 mm body, we know nothing about the specifications on this product, when the market is also still a mystery.

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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

40,000 tons of nickel-cobalt project to open in the Chang Jian

40,000 tons of nickel-cobalt project to open in the Chang Jian

26 morning, a nickel and cobalt metal smelting in Jiangxi Province to fill gaps in key projects - Jiangxi Tungsten Group 40,000 tons of nickel-cobalt project in the Town of Nanchang Anyi million foundation-stone laying.

It is understood that this was included in the provincial government in 2008 major construction projects in the Jiangxi Tungsten Group 40,000 tons of metal nickel-cobalt project, covering an area of 1000 mu. Item 2 the construction is expected to invest 3.5 billion yuan of total assets. One will be put into operation by the end of 2009, all after the completion of the project compliance, the annual sales income of 12 billion yuan, total profit and tax of 2 billion yuan.

Anshan City, Liaoning Province, for 5.55 million yuan special fund for the production of nickel-hydrogen battery

Anshan City has been up for 5.55 million yuan to fund 12 projects, 55% increase than last year, a record high for the economic development of Anshan city into a strong power.

According to reports, 12 projects for the provincial level enterprise technology centers special fund nine, capital 4,000,000 yuan. These projects with high technological content and high added value, economic benefit is remarkable. The project is put into the output value of about 5.2 billion, 1.1 billion profit, tax 300 000 000. Wing Power Electronic Co., Ltd. which developed the letter of "the high-pressure, 100 MVA-class chain static var compensator," is the current tag through the highest voltage, equipment capacity of the largest product, is also in the international large capacity products.

In addition, provincial high-tech products and equipment for manufacturing export loan discount item 3, for 1.55 million of funds. These three projects is the Anshan Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Oil Tianbao production casing, Liaoning Northern Steel Pipe Co., Ltd production of high-frequency resistance welded steel pipe and high-grade pipeline steel, Liaoning Jiuyi & P Batteries Ltd produced three nickel-hydrogen batteries.

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DELL Notebook delivery delay

DELL Notebook delivery delay

Last week, Dell disclosed the responsible person, due to tight global supply notebook battery, Dell notebook shipments have been affected in varying degrees. Yesterday, the reporter interviewed several major computer Wuhan city, Wuhan, from the current market view, the brand supplier in Hubei little affected.

Disaster is one of the main plant supplier

"Caused the main reason for the current shortage of notebook batteries, or the beginning of LG battery factory in Seoul, a fire affected the supply. Another recall of a brand of battery on the battery supply has also had some impact." Yesterday, a trade to the , told reporters that the current laptop battery purchases mainly from manufacturers Sanyo, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic and LG. Statistics show that these five laptop battery suppliers accounted for 90% of the market.

"In fact, LG factory fire on the impact of laptop batteries somewhat late in the second quarter performance, but it was not obvious. After all, the battery manufacturers to maintain inventories for some time, it foregrounds the problem is just." The source said, notebook battery supply is tight on the sales of major OEM brands need the greatest impact.

Hubei market no shortage phenomenon

Wuhan Branch Yao Wenliang, said Sony, Sony has its own battery manufacturing plant, to supply other brands laptop battery, battery supply, therefore affecting shipping and terminal sales of the Sony case does not exist.

Reporter learned yesterday from the situation, present various models of several major brand notebooks are no shortage of supply adequate.

Wuhan Branch, said Huang Huan Lenovo, Lenovo notebook battery Sanyo has been to purchase, yet there reason for notebook battery supply channel effects. The journalists association, said a store to buy a Lenovo Tin Yat F41A, the store clerk said that in two days, temporarily out of stock, but she denied that supply reasons, said it was just sold, to transfer cargo.

HP, BenQ, Asus and other brands store, almost all models of ample supply, Dell Wuhan several major stores display models much, but said relevant to what models can be delivered immediately, the warehouse are equipped with the basic all models.

Bulk purchases of or affected

The industry have said the global shortage of laptop batteries to the first half of this year will gradually appear, as Sanyo, Panasonic and other manufacturers of notebook batteries, have announced hundreds of millions of dollars invested and the new laptop battery factory expansion plans, expected second half of 2009, Global notebook battery shortage problem will be eased. In general, the battery supply is not very big impact on individual users, large-volume procurement performance could be very significant.

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Embargo mobile phone battery

Embargo mobile phone battery

When the lights Dengjun air soap to strictly check the embargo lighter mobile phone batteries

With the Olympics approaching, for the current serious security situation, strengthen the air cargo transportation Changbei airport security measures, improve the level of security checks, strict security of air cargo transportation security.

In addition to the original regulations prohibited the delivery of air guns and ammunition, ordnance, police, controlled knives, flammable, explosive, toxic, corrosive, radioactive materials and state regulations in addition to other prohibited articles, during the Olympic Games, the air Company prohibits the transport of all dangerous goods, Changbei airport cargo security on site installation of the new trace explosives detection device, for continuous detection of soap, fertilizers, grain, bulk commodities and lights with wires, bulbs and fuses, etc. electronic products will be more stringent checks to prohibit the transport lighters, fire, matches and cell phone batteries, laptop batteries, is strictly prohibited include dangerous goods, the consignment must be the same name.

To enhance air cargo transportation safety supervision and management, airport security arrangements for the police authorities from now on duty in the cargo field, rapid response, and convene regional air cargo transport in Nanchang security conference. Further stressed that the air cargo transportation agent must strictly comply with the provisions of air transport during the Olympic Games, the right to declare the goods name, the transfer of the cargo security department of a false name the transport of dangerous goods, in the general cargo attachment or hidden dangerous goods, the airport police Ji Guan will be severely dealt with according to law, of a serious nature reported to authorities to cancel the air cargo agent eligibility.

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Monday, 9 August 2010

Sony removes 16 000 posts

Sony removes 16 000 posts

The financial crisis is also the Japanese electronics giant Sony hard. Worldwide falling away 16 000 jobs. This is the heaviest job cuts by a Japanese company since the Great Depression. hstnn-lb31 battery

Affected are 8000 permanent employees in the electronics sector, also fall off 8000 workers' time points. The jobs are to the end of next financial year on 1 April 2009 began to be dismantled, as the group announced today.

The end of September Sony still employed 160,000 people in the world by the crisis hit hard electronics. The previously planned investments in the sector should be reduced for the next fiscal year by 30 percent. Sony also plans to reduce investment, production and outsource part from unprofitable businesses. Until March 2010 In addition to his works are closed. lenovo ideapad u450p battery

In this way, Sony will save more than 100 billion yen (340 million euros). The Playstation manufacturer had recently slashed its earnings expectations for the current year drastically.