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Old 19th May, 2005, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Áedán
As the batteries age, their capacity will drop. If they're well used, expect them to hold about 60% of their original charge after a year.
It also depends on how you use and store it. A good friend of mine is religious about keeping his toshiba's battery in the fridge between uses, and at 33% capacity, only charging it fully when it will be in heavy use. Makes a huge difference to battery degradation.

On the other hand, my current compaq M300 battery has been left in the hot car on a daily basis, and is definately degrading as a result after only 6 months.
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