Prolong the life of your battery by using it more!
When your laptop is plugged into the wall it runs on it's primary power source, the power cord. Lithium-ion laptop batteries go into standby mode when they are plugged in.
Exercise your battery by letting it go unplugged at least once a week. Keeping your laptop plugged-in all the time the battery will become out-of-shape, giving you shorter run-times and lower performance. This is the most common reason lithium-ion batteries wear out. Of course, never burn, disassemble, mutilate or short-circuit laptop batteries.
Don't run your battery all the way to 0%
The second most common reason why laptop batteries wear-out or fail is that they are frequently discharged all the way to empty. If a laptop battery is run below 3% it can damage the battery and may not be able to operate correctly.
Research shows that Lithium-ion batteries last longer when they have shallow discharge and recharge cycles. It does not harm the battery to only use it for 5-10 minutes and then plug it back in to the power cord. Rechargeable batteries will self discharge when not in use over a period of time.
Fully charge your laptop before first use
Your new battery comes in a discharged state for shipping. Recharge your laptop battery at least 5 times so you can get the full capacity of the battery.
Recharge your battery before letting it get to 20%
Studies show that batteries will last longer when they are recharged at 20% battery life and are charged to 80%. This will maximize the life of your battery.