How to Get Long Life Out of Laptop and Cell Phone Batteries
Tech Soup Blog
JUNE 20, 2011
I got to talking last week with Kiera Butler of Mother Jones magazine about the best ways to keep the rechargeable batteries in laptops and mobile phones healthy and long-lived. Dell says that a full life span for a garden-variety lithium-ion laptop battery is 18 to 24 months. The average life span of a cell phone, however, is only 18 months , so a single battery should last the lifetime of a mobile phone. Lithium-ion batteries are actually pretty benign environmentally.