At OriginalBatteries.co.uk we only supply new brand name batteries made by the manufacturer of your laptop. So you can be absolutely certain that they will fit and work just like the original part. No clones. No compatibles. Just first class quality products and peace of mind.
New batteries are usually shipped in a discharged condition and must be charged before use. It is recommended to charge a battery overnight(approximately twelve hours). Refer to your computer manual for charging instructions. Rechargeable batteries should be conditioned before normal use - fully charged and then fully discharged about 2 to 4 times. This allows the batteries to reach their full capacity.
The life of a battery under normal use is around 500 to 900 charge-discharge cycles. This is about one and a half to three years of battery life for the average user. As the rechargeable battery begins to fail, the running time of the battery begins to decline. When a battery supplies thirty minutes of charge, it is time for a replacement.
When the laptop is not in use do not leave the battery installed. The notebook will slowly discharge the battery. Total self-discharge may occur when the battery is left in storage, as the battery circuitry consumes power. DO NOT fully charge your battery when not in use or when being stored for extended periods of time. It should have atleast 40 -50% charge before being stored or when not in use for a long period of time. The battery should be checked every 3-4 weeks. If total self-discharge occurs, the notebook may not recognize the battery.
There is usually a label on the battery, and some of this information on the label will help you identify your battery. Many have part numbers printed, which are unique to your battery. The label may also include the voltage of the battery pack (note: this is not the same as the voltage on the power supply), the capacity of the battery pack and the chemical construction of the cells inside e.g.Li-Ion, NiMH or NiCd. The make and model of your laptop would help any sales person identify the correct battery.
There are two ratings on a battery, Voltage (V) and Milliamp-hours (mAh). Voltage is the rate at which energy is drawn from a battery. Milliamp-hours represents the capacity of the battery.
Smart batteries have internal circuit boards with smart chips which allow them to communicate with the notebook and monitor battery performance, output voltage and temperature. Smart batteries will generally run 15% longer due to their increased efficiency and also give the computer much more accurate "fuel gauge" capabilities to determine how much battery running time is left before the next recharge is required.
Check your notebook computer's manual. If you cannot find this, most suppliers would be able to find the battery from make and model of your notebook computer. Also, the manufacturer's part number from the base plate on the underside of the notebook computer can help identify which battery you will need.
It is normal for the battery to become very warm to the touch. It it becomes too hot, take the battery out and let it cool down. If problem persists once it is inserted back into laptop, the battery could be defective and may need to be replaced.
Original/branded/brand name batteries are manufactured by companies like IBM and Sony and also by an Original Equipment Manufacturer(OEM), who manufactures under licence from companies like IBM and Sony. Compatible batteries are solely made by 3rd party manufacturers. These products are not produced under licence and cannot be labelled or branded as Sony, IBM, Toshiba etc. The physical attributes are the same between the two types of batteries, but the labelling will be different.