Laptop Battery
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How to Choose a Laptop Battery

Consumers should check their original batteries to make sure their type, model and capacity, only the right model and compatible capacity as well as the size and plug shape can fit the laptop.

1. Battery Capability and Lifespan
Generally speaking, best battery life can last more than 3 hours which can meet the daily mobile official demand. Currently, general battery capability for laptops is around 3000~4500mAh, few batteries are 6000mAh. With the same configuration, the higher the value number is, the longer the battery life will be. Certainly, the batteries with longer lifespan will cost more than those with a shorter lifespan.

2. Battery Type
The type of battery is the next thing consumers should keep in mind. Batteries can be made using several chemicals. There are mainly four types of laptop battery: Ni-Cad, Ni-MH, Li-Ion, and Li-Poly. Li-Ion and Li-Poly are the most popular and advanced types on the market now. Most laptops can only fit the original type of batteries, so take care to get the right type.

3. Safeguard Circuit Board
No safeguard circuit board means that Li-ion battery has the risk of transformation, leak or burst. Consumers can not distinguish whether there are safeguard circuit board in the battery and totally rely on merchant specification, so it’s important to choose a reputable retailer.

4. Shop around
Comparing shops to find out who has the lowest prices battery with good quality as well. The internet is also a convenient way to purchase batteries. You will enable to get much better deals on the Internet using price comparison search engines.

5. Battery Warranty
Most batteries come with 1 year warranty. And a 1 year warranty is a must. Don’t purchase any battery with a warranty less than one year. When buying a battery, a consumer should know clearly about its warranty period and conditions, after all, it’s not cheap.

6. Battery Quality
Consumers have to pay much attention to quality of laptop battery. Many manufacturers has got in trouble with bad quality batteries: Dell has encountered a fire accident caused by the laptop battery short circuit; HP Compaq also has ever recalled and replaced around 55000 battery packs which are sold together with part of laptops resulted from the same reason as Dell battery.

Though the battery is small, it plays a significant role in laptop. So besides paying more attention to choosing one, consumers should also cherish, protect and use the battery reasonably in order to lengthen their lifespan.

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