Running a laptop without a battery is common among people. I also did this thing a few years back but in a different way which I will tell you later.
But most people do it without knowing its consequences. Those who don’t know what happens when they use their laptop without a battery here will know everything about this topic.
So is it fine to a laptop without a battery?
If you use your laptop without any battery using a power adapter or its’s charger, it will work just fine. But if there’s any power cut, or anyone takeout the power cable. The laptop will suddenly shut down, which can damage your hard drive, corrupt your unsaved files, and even delete the major files from the operating system.
To know more, you can continue to know about this topic in detail, and if you are really using your laptop without a battery for a while, you must consider this reading.
Is it good to run a laptop without a battery?
As I told you earlier that if you connect your laptop directly with the help of a charging cable, no, it will not affect or do anything to the device.
Unless if there’s any power cut or disconnection in the supply. If your power connection is lost, the laptop will shut down quickly.
If this happens, it can damage your motherboard by short-circuiting it. It is not recommended to use your laptop without a battery if your electricity connection fluctuates a lot.
However, you can use an electricity stabilizer to stable the connection between your laptop and socket. Check out the best on amazon here.
But don’t use your laptop for a long period of time without installing a battery on it is not. After all, it will only damage your internal parts. So that’s why it is not recommended to use, and it’s not good?
How does it affect the performance of the laptop?
This is maybe shocking for you, but you will be amazed that if you use your laptop without a battery inside it, the performance of your laptop will increase.
The real logic behind this is that in the default settings of the battery option in the pc. When the laptop is using battery power, processor and GPU performances are set at balanced mode.
But if you connect the laptop with a charging cable, it uses the power from the socket by letting the battery charge. So during this, the processor of the laptop and GPU perform at maximum level, and you get the best performance from your laptop.
However, if the laptop’s performance increases, that results in heating of the device. It is recommended that you manually set the power settings if you’re using the laptop with a power cord.
How long can you use your laptop without a battery?
You can use your laptop as much long you want without a battery but make sure if the power is out, the chances of damaging the motherboard increases. So in that case, if your battery dies, replace it will a new one as soon as possible.
Here is my moment with my own laptop.
A few years back, I had an HP laptop. The battery lasted about 3 years, then the battery’s efficiency started degrading slowly, and it stopped working.
Later, I could not get an original battery, so I had to purchase a compatible battery from another brand. It was 50% less than the original one, and it hardly lasted 1 year.
So again, I need to use my laptop without a battery. And for 3-4 months, I had used n that condition. Later I brought the same compatible battery, and it also lasted around one year.
During that time there was not any problem which I was facing. But I was terrified that if the power cut happens, it will ruin my laptop.
In the end, I stopped purchasing batteries and used old batteries in my laptop to read how I did that.
Can you use an old battery on your laptop?
If you have old laptop batteries or have those batteries with some charging capacity left on them, they can be used as UPS in the laptop.
The idea is that you will use the laptop fully on electric power, and when the power goes off, it will run back on the batteries. You get 15-30 minutes of usage time. During this time, don’t use heavy programs on your laptop.
Rather than that, you better save your unsaved files and shut down the laptop.
I used my laptop using this trick until last year(2020), then I bought a new one this year.
Which laptops brands can be used without a battery?
There are 4-5 laptops brands in the world that most people use. They are.
- Hp(Hewlett packard)
There are some other brands, but the list will go long if I mention all of them. But the above brands are most used by people all over the world.
Almost every laptop can be used without a battery using its charger. But it would help if you did not make a habit of it.
Rather than buy replacement batteries as soon as possible.
How to buy original laptop battries?
This is the most common question among laptop users that how they can buy original laptop batteries. Here are the best places two get them.
So you can buy original laptop batteries from the following places.
- Authorized services centers of your laptop brands.
- Official websites.
- Consumer electronics shop.
Below is the table you can get the link of each brand’s website where you can easily buy batteries for your laptop.
|Brand name||Official website where you can buy batteries and other accessories.|
But why should you buy original laptop batteries?
Original batteries are better because authorized companies manufacture them, and they have the highest design capacity, which is about 80-90%, and have the highest discourage 400-500 cycles. Unlike compatible batteries, they are made from recycled cells. They have 40-50% of the design capacity. Due to that, they have a low discharge cycle.
How much does a new laptop battery cost?
A new laptop battery cost can range between $50(3500 Rs) – $200(12000 Rs). The laptop battery price varies depending on the battery type, Its capacity, laptop brand, and release year.
Remember, it will be tough for you to find a new laptop battery if your laptop is old. So for that, you need to pay a couple of bucks more. Also, while purchasing it, make sure you don’t buy it from eBay or a place where they don’t have a replacement policy.
What to do if you don’t get your laptop batteries?
The only case when you won’t get the original laptop batteries is when your laptop gets old. Companies stop manufacturing old laptop batteries. If your laptop is 5-6 years old, don’t expect to get an original battery.
As a backup, you need to buy a compatible battery that you can easily get from amazon.
But before buying a compatible battery, you should know about these things.
- Compalible battries have low discharge cycle.
- They last maximum 1-2 years only comapred to an original battery it is 40-50% less.
- The price of compatible battries are half compared to original ones.