Yes it is bad practice to use your laptop while charging. While researching, I saw many talks on using laptop while charging. Many people said they feel a lot of heat while they were using laptop with charging.
We know that most of people put laptop on their lap while working. Laptop generate heat while charging. So, I recommend you not to use laptop while charging.
Imagine a pregnant lady use laptop on her laptop, it may Cause Miscarriage. I already written a complete researched based article on it especially for pregnant women’s.
Now Let’s start with the battery. As we know the life of a Li-ON battery with only two metrics.
- Charge cycle
- Depth of charge
While the State of Charge is normally expressed using percentage points Example: 0% = empty; 100% = full.
Depth of Charge
It is the fraction or percentage of the capacity, which has been removed from the full 100% charged battery.
It is another amazing alternative method to symbolize a battery’s State of Charge, normally written as (SoC).
The Depth of Discharge is the entirety of the State of Charge, as one increases, the other one decreases.
The Depth of Discharge is either represented using units of Ah or percentage points indicate 100% is empty and 0% is full.
The capacity of a battery may be higher than its meaningless rating. And Thus the depth of discharge value can surpass the meaningless value. Example: 55 Ah for a 50 Ah battery, or 110%.
This is the main reason why Li-ON battery manufacturers recommend this one on your battery. But it works only when it is below 50% and closer to 25% of the total capacity of your battery.
Now I want to say one thing very carefully, many people might be thinking that the more they charge their laptop, more longer the battery of life of their laptop but it does not work.
If you use your laptop continuously and drain your battery life completely then the number of charge cycles versus in depth of charges does not work in your favor.
Optimal Charging Point
Now we discuss the optimal charging point. The point where you should start to charge your laptop or plug in your laptop to a power source.
The optimal charging point of your battery is about 25% to 50% of the total capacity battery.
The new generation laptops come with anti microcircuit, Laptop won’t charge the battery unless it comes o the discharge point or minimal point, or optimal point.
In simple words, it won’t charge the battery until it comes to the minimum point.
Is it Bad or OK to Use Laptop while Charging
Now. Is it bad to use the laptop while charging? No, It is not bad, But some minor problems that you can face.
When you plugged in your laptop with a power supply like AC adapters instead of a battery then only the excess of power goes to the battery.
And When you plugged in, the battery is not in the continuous charge motion but it drops off when the charge level drops below 95%.
When you use a laptop while charging then your laptop battery is not in use, So it can take several hours to charge.
It could drain 5% charging without an active situation. So, to charge that 5% battery can take more than an hour to charge.
Most laptops cut dim laptop screens automatically or cut the power usage for better performance and prolong the time of laptop usage or battery life.
Most of the people proclaimed that the laptop’s performance is far better while charging the laptop when it is not on charge.
But actually, it is not true because in both cases (with charging and without charging) laptop is connected to the power adapter.
This issue mostly occurred when you add a new adapter as a replacement.
For Example, Your laptop’s genuine power adapter is 60W and you add an adapter with 90W.
Indeed, This can create an issue you have to change the adapter setting from your laptop. Let’s discuss how you can change the adapter setting.
Open your laptop screen and then click on the “Start button”.
After that Click on the “Setting button”.
Now Click on the “Network and Internet”.
After that, you will show “Network and Sharing Center “ Click on this button.
Now Click on the last one “Change adapter settings” and now you can change your adapter settings.