BatteryCare Software Reviews Charlotte NC

The most important thing to know about laptop battery maintenance in Charlotte is that partial discharges and charges are much better for the battery's life than complete drains. The problem with charging so frequently is that it throws off the calibration for Windows's battery level reading. Then your battery may read empty when power still remains, or force your PC to shut down without warning even when Windows reports power is left.

Direc Way
Charlotte, NC
Services
Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Internet Service Providers

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Compulink
(704) 525-3711
4215 Stuart Andrew Boulevard Suite D
Charlotte, NC
Services
Internet Services, Computer Cable and Wire Installation, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Insulated Wire and Cable

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Cadre Systems Inc
(704) 523-3339
11121 Carmel Commons Boulevard #320
Charlotte, NC
Services
Computer and Equipment Dealers, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores

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T M Floyd and CO
(704) 894-9830
8936 N Pointe Executive Park
Huntersville, NC
Services
Computer Consultants, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores, Computer Systems Consultants and Designers

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OfficeMax
(704) 597-8700
10239 Perimeter Parkway
Charlotte, NC
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-8, Su 11-6*

HJR_SOFTWARE
(704) 579-6102
Onsite Computer Services - We Do It All!
Charlotte, NC
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Web Site Hosting, Computer Software, Internet Service Providers, Web Site Design
Hours
Mon 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM-10:00 PM,

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Laser Renew
(704) 896-3239
Po Box 561467
Charlotte, NC
Services
Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores

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Jefferson Computer LLC
(704) 453-1974
Belmont, NC
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Computer Software, Computer Networks
Payment Options
Personal Checks, Money Orders, Debit Cards, VISA, MasterCard

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Staples
(704) 332-3042
1055 Metropolitan Ave STE 250
Charlotte, NC
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-8:00pm Sat: 9:00am-7:00pm Sun :10:00am-6:00pm

OfficeMax
(704) 921-4041
8110 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-8, Su 11-6*

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BatteryCare Software Reviews

Rechargeable batteries are a mystery, losing their maximum capacity quickly and without any clear cause. It doesn't help that different devices use different types of batteries, each with their own quirks for proper charging. BatteryCare (free) helps you optimize the lithium batteries which almost all laptop PCs use.

BatteryCare screenshot BatteryCare recommends a calibration after 30 discharges.

The most important thing to know about laptop battery maintenance is that partial discharges and charges are much better for the battery's life than complete drains. The problem with charging so frequently is that it throws off the calibration for Windows's battery level reading. Then your battery may read empty when power still remains, or force your PC to shut down without warning even when Windows reports power is left. BatteryCare's main purpose is to alert you when a calibration is needed.

By default, BatteryCare recommends a calibration after the battery's capacity is used 30 times. Unfortunately, the program can't perform the calibration itself. Some laptops have BIOS programs for the task, but otherwise you must do it manually, as outlined in the supplemental guide. It is a long process (around 15 hours, although you may be able to cut down the 7 hours of recommended idle time) which involves completely draining and charging the battery.

In addition to the calibration notification feature, BatteryCare provides detailed statistics on your battery, including total capacity, current capacity, wear, and CPU temperature (excessive heat can be damaging). For Vista, there are also settings to reduce power usage by disabling Aero and unnecessary background services when running from the battery.

For those who don't know about proper care for a lithium battery, the written guide may be more useful than the program itself. That said, although no individual feature is particularly groundbreaking, the combination makes BatteryCare a convenient program which will help you get the most out of your laptop battery.

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