To charge or not to charge that is the question

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  1. City Builder

    City Builder New Member

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    I was told by a co-worker that I should not use my Go all the time with it plugged in. He said that I should use it on the battery and let it fully discharge before charging it up again AND that it never gets to full 100% even though the meter shows 100% and it never truly gets to 0%.

    Can I safely use my Go plugged in all the time without harming the battery life? Can I let it Go down to 50% and plug it back in without harming the battery life?

    Thanks
     
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    He is correct. Do not keep it plugged in.
    I kept my ASUS laptop plugged in and it destroyed the battery.
    The battery was deep inside the laptop, difficult to access, so I had to dump it.
    cb
     
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    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

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    This comes up all the time and we have many threads about it...

    Here is the official stance from Microsoft :
    • Once a month, recharge when it’s 10% or lower. You can recharge the battery whenever you want, However, it’s best to let the battery run to below 10% at least once per month before you recharge it.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4483194
     
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    What I understand is that most modern batteries are happiest when kept between 20% and 80%.
    That said, my Surface devices never last long enough to worry about the battery. Had 7 Surface 3 devices and I am currently waiting for my third Surface Pro 2017 in a year
     

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