A laptop charging tip

Make sure it's charged. Photo from Pexels.com CC0

Make sure it's charged. Photo from Pexels.com CC0

I'm afraid that this tip is so simple and obvious that it hardly needs saying. That didn't stop me forgetting all about it.

It is this:

If your laptop has nearly run out of juice, and you have the opportunity to charge it, then charge it.

See? I told you it was simple.

The circumstances that led me to share this ground-breaking, not to say earth-shattering, tip are as follows:

iPhone and charger. Photo from Pexels.com CC0

iPhone and charger. Photo from Pexels.com CC0

  1. Last night my laptop charge was down to 9%.
  2. I thought about putting it on charge, but didn't like the idea of leaving it charging overnight unattended, so I didn't.
  3. This morning we awoke to a power cut. With no laptop charge to speak of, it played havoc with my work schedule. (Even worse was the impossibility of a cup of tea, but that's another story.)
  4. As a result, we had to go to a cafe for breakfast, and then on to a library to plug the laptop in and get on with some work.

The moral: given the occasional exigencies of various services, such as the electricty supplier, if you get the chance to charge your laptop, phone or anything else, just do it.