Can we use laptop while charging? Before answering the question in the headline of this article, let’s first take a look at the battery life of today’s laptops. The life of a lithium-ion battery used in most smart devices today, including laptops, is generally measured by two important factors: one is the number of charges and the other is how much it charges. In fact, every battery that is produced will work for a limited number of times. Of course, how many times a battery can be charged in its lifetime depends on the type of charge. In the case of laptops, the number of small or partial charges is 800 to 2000 or even more, which in turn depends on the quality of the battery, its capacity and many other factors. But if you want to fully discharge the battery and recharge it to 100%, the charging frequency will be between 300 and 600.
Many of you may think that if the battery is completely discharged and then fully charged, it will last longer, but you should know that this is not true and the structure of the batteries is not suitable for this purpose. In fact, many manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries recommend that the best charger connection time is between 25 and 50 percent of the remaining battery charge. Even some new laptops have a feature that prevents the battery from charging quickly. This means that even if you connect the charger to a laptop, the charging operation will not start until the battery charge reaches the specified range, and when the charging has started and the battery capacity is fully filled, the charging operation will stop again. And will not start until you reach the specified range again.
Well, with this introduction, we return to the question raised in the title. Is it right to use a laptop while connecting the charger? The answer is yes, there is no problem and in some cases it is even recommended. You must be asking why? You should know that most laptops have preset settings to save battery power, which slows down the CPU, reduces screen brightness, and so on. The goal of all these settings is to be able to use the laptop for as long as possible on a single charge. So, if you want to use all the processing power of your laptop, you either have to change these settings manually each time or connect the charger to the laptop. Especially when running heavy programs and games, charging the charger can make them run more smoothly.
Of course, connecting the charger to a laptop full time for a long time may not be a good idea. For this reason, some manufacturers recommend that from time to time, for example once a month, allow the battery to reach the same range as mentioned above and then reconnect it to the charger. This will maintain better battery quality and increase its lifespan.