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Will the fast battery drain on Ubuntu damage my battery?
July 7, 2018
November 24, 2022
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Not exactly damaged but in theory your battery lifespan will be 5 times shorter.
Assume a battery can be charged from empty to full 1,000 times. Because you only get 1 hour out of Ubuntu vs. 5 hours out of Windows on a single charge you will be charging 5 times more often in Ubuntu. Therefore your battery might only last 1 year in Ubuntu vs. 5 years under Windows.
Take the formula with a grain of salt because there are other factors involved and I’ve simplified the situation. But it’s probably safe to say the battery lifespan would be twice as long in Windows.