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Battery Pack Questions

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#1 dtewi


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Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:17 PM

Hey all, I have a question about my laptop.

Right now, it has a 6-cell Lithium battery.

Am I allowed to upgrade the battery after it stops functioning to like a 12-cell Lithium battery or would it not be compatible?

Also, how long would a 6-cell battery typically last?

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:37 PM

Do u mean life spam or like how long it can hold a charge? And if u meant charge then that all depends on the specs of the laptop and what u r using it for...but if u meant life span they can last at least 2-3 years depending on whether u leave it hooked to the wall all the time or not. And the battery will "work" for a long long time but it will eventually get to the point where it just won't hold a charge long enough to even boot up

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:13 AM

Most laptops now use a lithium ion battery which most manufacturers conservatively figure the life span to be between 300 to 500 charge/discharge cycles.

I'm guessing that you wish to increase the amount of time your battery charge lasts? If this is the case the figure you will want to look at is the number of mAh (milliampere hours). The larger the number of mAh the longer the charge will last. The battery should have the voltage, mAh, and the charging current printed on it. When you go to purchase another battery be sure that the voltage is the same as the one you are currently using.

Edited by dc3, 03 August 2011 - 12:03 PM.

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