Battery Calibration


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How often should I calibrate the battery of my laptop?
I have a Dell Inspiron 15-7506 laptop which I mostly use at home (I change rooms but it is mostly plugged in).
I calibrate it every 6-8 weeks. Is it OK?
Thanks.
 

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My Alienware laptop is 7 months old, not calibrated the battery yet. Not even contemplated it
 

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I am with @CornishRattler on that, mine is a year and a half old and spends most of it's life plugged in. I always thought it was a waste of time things like that. If it starts to go flat, I charge it.
 

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I am with @CornishRattler on that, mine is a year and a half old and spends most of it's life plugged in. I always thought it was a waste of time things like that. If it starts to go flat, I charge it.
Bang on.
 

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OK, thank you.
 

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Well that's a 100% in agreement then :ROFLMAO:
True enough, thinking about it though, I had 5290 for about 5 years and never ever calibrated the battery and didn't have any issues
 

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True enough, thinking about it though, I had 5290 for about 5 years and never ever calibrated the battery and didn't have any issues
I have never done it, never thought about it, in fact it wasn't until the other day I even knew you could it
 

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I'll be the one to give a different answer, but only a subtle difference :)

I'll agree that if you are not having a problem, don't bother. However, if you see weird behavior such as the laptop shuts down when you still have 15% battery left, or when you fully charge the battery it says you are at 97% full and never reach 100%, they try a calibration. NOTE: Numbers I use are only samples, could be something else, but you get the idea.

These issues tend to affect older systems more.
 

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I'll be the one to give a different answer, but only a subtle difference :)

I'll agree that if you are not having a problem, don't bother. However, if you see weird behavior such as the laptop shuts down when you still have 15% battery left, or when you fully charge the battery it says you are at 97% full and never reach 100%, they try a calibration. NOTE: Numbers I use are only samples, could be something else, but you get the idea.

These issues tend to affect older systems more.
It is working fine (it is only 4 months old anyway). Once I did have a strange issue as I had used the laptop as a tablet (it is a 2-in-1 laptop) and didn't plug it in. Then when I plugged it in to recharge the battery it said it didn't recognize it and didn't want to recharge it, but the real strange issue is that it recognized it in any other plug (it was a multi-plug adaptor) or also everywhere else, just not that plug, and it is not faulty because I can recharge other devices or connect them...
 

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I think the general consensus is don't bother :)
The general consensus of 2 anyway :D
Make that another one here (or half a dozen if you count all my laptops individually :D)
Once I did have a strange issue as I had used the laptop as a tablet (it is a 2-in-1 laptop) and didn't plug it in. Then when I plugged it in to recharge the battery it said it didn't recognize it and didn't want to recharge it
That's not a calibration issue. Your Dell Inspiron 7506 has a three wire charger socket, two wires for the power, and a third data wire that identifies the charger's capabilities. If this 3rd wire doesn't connect, or is misread, then your Dell may not charge.

Genuine Dell laptop power supplies use the 1-Wire protocol to send data via the third wire to the laptop computer about power, current and voltage ratings. The laptop will then refuse charging if the adapter does not meet requirements.
 

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It is genuine, as it is the one that came with the laptop (bought from Dell), and it works in other sockets. Maybe that socket had a problem, even if I could use it for other devices, I don't know. It was very old and I have since bought a new set. I never had a problem again...
 

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