Can I Stack Laptops While Charging?

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Can I Stack Laptops While Charging?
Stacking laptops saves space but can cause problems. (3 laptops image by Andrew Brown from

Laptops are easily stacked and save space when charging many at the same time. But stacking them to save space also affects the long-term durability and performance of each laptop. Stacking laptops damages your investment. It is not advised.

Physical issues

Laptops are made to withstand a certain amount of pressure and weight due to their mobility. However, stacking laptops puts a lot of weight on the fragile components, causing anything from cracking the case to breaking the monitor.

Heat Issues

Laptop batteries become incredibly hot when charging. This heat can cause the outer casing to warp and the monitor to break. The heat also causes wear on the internal components, shortening the life of the laptop considerably.


Stacking laptops gives the illusion of convenience, but also shortens laptop life by crushing the lower laptops and exposing all of the devices to heat damage. Stacking laptops is an issue of organisation; buy a shelf to save space instead.

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