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Re: Laptop battery and analysing with engines
Reply #2 - 02/13/20 at 07:59:47
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If you leave the battery in make sure you don't drain it to 5% or less and then recharge it, this will severely reduce your battery life. The old rechargeable batteries (Ni-Cd or NiM, I believe) had a "memory effect" where you had to really drain the battery otherwise the remaining capacity was severely reduced after recharging.
The Lithium-Ion batteries do not have such a memory effect.
Recharge at the lowest when it's at 20%, or better just keep the laptop plugged in whenever you can.

  
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Re: Laptop battery and analysing with engines
Reply #1 - 02/11/20 at 20:49:14
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Charge or discharge the battery to 80% and then remove it from the laptop. Do your chess analysis on mains power only.
  
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Laptop battery and analysing with engines
02/11/20 at 20:29:22
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My old laptop had died completely on Sunday. It had many problems, but the main problem was that the battery was drained to the point that when charging, it was stuck at 0%. Eventually it was unable to turn on. I think that this happened because I often analysed with Leela 23 (or Stockfish 11) and Komodo 10 running.

I now have a new laptop. Intel Core i7 with 1,50 GHz and 16,0 GB RAM. What should I do to protect the battery from draining its capacity, whilst at the same time analysing with two engines running.
  
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