Over the years I've owned several laptop brands; from Dell, HP, Lenovo, Gateway, and Toshiba. One thing they all had in common, they rarely had the battery life I wished they'd had. Although battery technology used in factory laptops is improving, they still have some things left to be desired. I've found a couple of ways to improve the battery life and makes working on the go a little easier.
Types of Laptop Power
Once such was is using an external laptop power supply. Yes, we all know laptops come with their own power supplies, but what about a universal laptop power supply? For years, myself included, it was believed that you had to purchase your replacement or backup power adapter from the original manufacturer of your notebook; but that's just not the case. For example, you can get a 90w universal car power supply that will fit just about any laptop. What's better is that these can be found a lot cheaper than a proprietary power supply from your laptops maker. Amazingly, you can find these for as little as $20! The main thing to keep in mind when purchasing a universal power adapter is that it's compatible with your laptop model. Most of these universal adapters come with numerous tips designed to fit different notebooks so make sure yours is included.
External Laptop Batter
Here's something amazing you might not know, there are external laptop batteries that can extend your
When I'm at home I leave my laptop plugged in pretty much all the time, but when I turn it off I do unplug it. I do that just to protect it against any unforeseen electrical surges even though I have a surge protector on the outlet. I also want to make sure it's fully charged when I want to pick it up and go mobile. Its also a good idea to recycle your laptop battery from time to time. Recycling means basically letting it run all the way down. I rarely let it stay all the way drained for long, but I do often use it until the power is completely drained. Recycling your battery in this way insures all the cells are getting used properly and is "said" to add to the longevity of your battery. Getting the best laptop power supply means getting the one that works right for you. Whether you choose the universal power or an external battery, find one that works best for your mobile lifestyle.