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Five Ways to Save Toshiba PA3817U-1BAS Battery during No Access to Power Supply

We all have faced situation where our battery drains out within hours of full charge, especially when your battery is three to four months old. It happens because you haven’t used your battery efficiently and not taken precautionary measure to have extended battery life when you do not have access to an adapter. To extend your Toshiba PA3817U-1BAS battery, follow these five tips.

1. Use battery saver mode

Most laptop manufacturers provide battery saver mode or you can download utility software that offer such mode. Such modes are designed for emergencies. Mode automatically makes few changes in the system that reduces the use of battery. It turns off the unnecessary background activities, components are switched to low power state, and unused devices are switched off. While you use your laptop on battery mode, using battery saver mode can give you extra 20-30 minutes of battery life.

2. Disable Unused Devices

So many devices or hardware adapters use most of the juice of the Toshiba battery such as WiFi, Bluetooth, graphic cards, radios, USB peripherals, drives and camera. However, before you switch off these devices make sure the device is not in use. Most of these can be automatically switched on with a call from software and there are many such software. Best way to find such devices is to check Task Manager. Task manager shows the processor usage. You can easily switch off the devices from Device Manager in Control Manager.

3. Adjust your settings

Many setting could minimize the use of battery for Toshiba PA3817U-1BAS. For instance, you can reduce the resolution from 1366 x 768 to lower resolutions that in turn makes graphic card to use less power. Even same goes with the sound hardware, always turn down the volume to drop the power used by the speakers. Lowering the brightness will also save lot of power.

4. Avoid Multitasking

Laptop battery for Toshiba PA3817U-1BAS is meant to handle any amount of task at once. However, when you have no option but to save energy, make sure you do the task high on priority and avoid running multiple processes at once. For instance, if you are using MS Word to create a document, close all the browsers and media processes.

5. Battery backup

Easiest way to ensure that you always have extra power in absence of your Toshiba adapter is to carry extra fully charged spare battery. With laptop, batteries are removable, hence making it an easier option to have extended battery life.

Above tips comes handy while travelling or on the move where you do not have access to power supply.

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