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Tips – Laptop Batteries
New Laptop Batteries
When buying your next laptop, be sure to consider the
computer's power requirements and performance. Pay attention to what laptop battery
comes with the machine, the run-time and cost of additional laptop batteries,
the ease with which new laptop batteries
can be inserted or attached and the time it takes to recharge laptop batteries.
Too often people focus only on a computer's great new features and ignore the
power requirements of those features. No one likes to lug around several extra laptop batteries
just to keep a computer running on a long trip.
New laptop batteries
are generally not charged before they are delivered because the charge is not
stable during the shipping process. You should fully charge and discharge a new
as soon as you receive it. As a rule, a new laptop battery
should be fully charged and discharged at least three - five times in order to
realize the best long-term laptop battery
A new laptop battery may
cause the laptop
battery status indicator on your computer to indicate a dead or low laptop battery
condition. If this should occur, remove the laptop battery and
then re-insert it. If you still don't get a full indicator, let the laptop battery
charge in your computer overnight.
Do not store laptop batteries in
extreme temperatures or wet areas. For example, do not leave your cellular
phone or laptop in your car during
the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter.
A rapid charger/conditioner can help optimize the
performance and extend the life of your rechargeable laptop batteries. A
conditioner fully drains the laptops battery’s
power prior to recharging which is vital to avoid memory effect.
Save yourself some extra laptop battery
time! Whenever you need to operate your laptop
on battery power and
won't be using your PCMCIA modem card, remove the card from its slot. These
cards draw power whether you are using them or not.
Many airplanes are now equipped with power for passengers
to use in-flight. Even more planes will have this feature soon, so if you are
in the market for extra laptop batteries
for in-flight use, consider instead an air adapter designed for use with the
in-flight power systems.