Thursday, June 24, 2010

Prolong Dell Laptop Battery Life

Battery Tips to Prolong Your Dell Laptop Battery Life

A new dell laptop battery ( dell inspiron battery, dell latitude battery, dell vostro battery etc ) comes in a discharged condition and must be charged before use . Upon initial use (or after a prolonged storage period) the laptop battery (such as vgp-bps8, vgp-bps9, vgp-bps9b ) may require three to four full charge/discharge cycles before achieving maximum capacity.
New dell laptop batteries ( such as dell 1545 battery, dell 1525 battery, dell vostro 1000 battery etc)are hard for the device to charge; they have never been fully charged and are therefore “unformed”. Sometimes the device’s charger will stop charging a new battery before it is fully charged. If this happens, remove the battery from the device and then reinsert it. The charge cycle should begin again. This may happen several times during the first battery charge. Don’t worry; it’s perfectly normal for the dell battery.
Do not leave the dell laptop battery dormant for long periods of time. We recommend using the battery at least once every two to three weeks. If the dell battery has not been used for a long period of time, perform the new battery break in procedure described above.
The replacement dell inspiron battery (inspiron 1501 battery, inspiron 6400 battery etc)will often be higher than the original laptop battery. A higher mAH rating is indicative of a longer lasting (higher capacity) battery and will not cause any incompatibilities. A Hi-Capacity battery will, in most cases, outperform the original by 30% to 50%.