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Laptop Battery Handling

Laptop battery handling;

A new battery comes in a half charged condition and must be fully discharged before use (refer to your computer manual for charging instructions ).upon initial use (or after a prolonged storage period) may require two to four charge/discharge cycles before achieving maximum capacity.

When charging the battery for the first time your computer may indicate that charging is complete after just 10 or 15 minutes, this is a normal phenomenon for rechargeable batteries .simply remove the battery from the computer and repeat the charging procedure.

If the battery will not be in use for a month or longer it is recommended that it must be removed from the device and stored in a cool, dry, clean place.

It is normal for a battery to become warm during charging and discharging.

A charged battery will eventually lose its charge if unused. It may therefore be necessary to recharge the battery after a storage period.

A li-oin laptop battery voltage rating is 10.8v or 14.4v. Actually they are same as 11.1v or.14.8v respectively.

How long will a new battery power a laptop?

That is difficult to determine. Actual battery run-time depends upon the power demand made by the equipment. In the case of notebook computers the use of the monitor the hard drive and other peripherals results in an additional drain upon the battery and effectively reduces the battery’s run-time. The total run-time of the battery is also heavily dependent upon the design of the equipment.

Generally our new high capacity battery will run at least as long (and usually 20-50% longer) as your old battery did when it was new.

What is the life of the new battery?

The life of a rechargeable lithium lion battery under normal conditions is generally about 500 charge-discharge cycle. This means one and half to three years of battery life for the average user. As the rechargeable battery begins to die the user will notice a decline in the running time of the battery time of the battery. When a battery that originally operated the notebook for three hours is only supplying the user with an hour’s worth of use. It’s time for a new one.

How are batteries rated?

There are two ratings on every battery volts and amp-hours (AH-mAH). The voltage of the new battery should match the voltage of its original unless the batteries are different chemistries (NI-MH and LI-on batteries have different voltage ratings, even if they are for the same laptop) Most of our batteries have higher amp-hour rating than the original battery found in the device. This is indicative of a longer run-time (higher capacity) and will not cause any incompatibilities.

How can I maximize battery performance?

Break in new battery: new batteries come on a discharged condition and must be fully charged before use. It is to reach its maximum rated capacity.

Keep your battery clean: it is a good idea to clean dirty battery contacts with a cotton swab and alcohol. This helps maintain a good connection between the battery and your laptop.

Exercise your battery;

Do not leave your dormant for long period of time. We recommend using the battery at least once every two to three weeks. If a battery has not been used for a long period of time, perform the new battery break in procedure described above.

Condition your battery;

Completely discharge it and then recharge it completely. This will help the battery maintain maximum life. When running off the AC power unit only leaves the battery in the battery bay when it needs to be charged.

Battery storage;

If you don’t plan on using the battery for a month or more, we recommend storing it in a clean, dry, cool place at room temperature but away from heat and metal objects Li-on batteries will self-discharge during storage (but have no memory effect). Remember to break them in before use.

For laptop users;

To get maximum performance from your battery fully optimize the notebook’s power management features prior to use. Power management is a tradeoff better power conservation in exchange for lesser computer performance. The power management system conserves battery power by setting the processor to run at a slower speed dimming the screen, spinning down the hard drive when it’s not in use and causing the machine to go into sleep mode when inactive your notebook user’s guide will provide information relating to specific power management features.