POWER SUPPLIES

The performance of your computer relates to its supply of power. Learn how PC power supplies and computer batteries work.
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What causes laptop batteries to overheat?

Dell, Apple and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that several lithium-ion laptop batteries could short-circuit, causing an explosion or a fire. Find out why.

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  • How does a computers uninterruptible power supply work?

    How does a computers uninterruptible power supply work?

    A computer can tolerate slight differences in power, but a significant deviation will cause the computer's power supply to fail. A UPS protects a computer against four different power problems. See more »

  • How PC Power Supplies Work

    How PC Power Supplies Work

    The power supply in your PC provides all of the different voltages your computer needs to operate properly. Find out how it puts the pieces together and troubleshoot your power supply problems. See more »

  • What causes laptop batteries to overheat?

    What causes laptop batteries to overheat?

    Dell, Apple and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that several lithium-ion laptop batteries could short-circuit, causing an explosion or a fire. Find out why. See more »

  • Why does my computer need a battery?

    Why does my computer need a battery?

    The RTC chip, or Real Time Clock, does more than keep your computer set to the correct date and time. Without it, you wouldn’t even be able to boot up. See more »

  • Can your laptop battery be overcharged?

    Can your laptop battery be overcharged?

    Laptop batteries are expensive, and they usually last 2 to 3 years if they are cared for properly. Learn if your laptop battery can be overcharged in this article. See more »

  • How to Keep Your Dell Laptop From Overheating

    How to Keep Your Dell Laptop From Overheating

    It's important to know how to keep your Dell laptop from overheating. Learn about how to keep your Dell laptop from overheating in this article. See more »

  • How to Know when Your Computer Battery is Dead

    How to Know when Your Computer Battery is Dead

    It's important to figure out how to know when you computer battery is dead. This article will explain how to know when your computer battery is dead. See more »

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