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A guide to buying replacement laptop batteries

All laptop batteries need to be replaced at some point in time. Over time, the chemicals inside the battery begin to wear out meaning that gradually the battery life begins to decrease more and more. But do you know what to look out for when you need a replacement battery?

At Battery Experts, we are leading suppliers of batteries of all kinds, including replacement batteries for laptops. We provide batteries for all makes and models of laptops, and we offer professional help and advice to all of our customers. So, what do you need to know about buying replacement laptop batteries?

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What to look out for:

When your battery needs to be replaced

Laptop batteries can be, and should be replaced as soon as your laptop starts to experience common symptoms, including the battery dying within a short time of being charged to full or if it refuses to turn on straight away. This will ensure that everything on your laptop – from important documents to uploaded photographs – is safe and protected from the risk of your laptop completely dying so they can’t be retrieved.

As we’ve already described, the batteries begin to wear as they are used over time. If you’ve had your laptop for a year or two, you may have even started to notice a difference in the battery capacity. It might be time for an update for both you and your laptop, but how do you know you’ve got a quality replacement battery for your laptop or notebook in your shopping basket? We tell you more.

A third-party alternative

It’s often a better idea to look to third-party alternatives when searching for a replacement laptop battery. Buying from the laptop manufacturer directly, whether from their site on in their shop, tends to be a lot more expensive. By opting for third-party alternatives like Battery Experts, you can save yourself a lot of money so it’s definitely worth shopping around.

Buying a laptop battery from a third-party seller is generally a safe option but wherever you buy from, you should follow the necessary precautions and be careful with your bargain hunting. Don’t just click ‘Add to Bag’ on the item with the cheapest price because that might result in you wasting your money.

You want to make sure the site is a trusty source, whether through efficient policies in place or friend’s recommendations, and you want to make sure you’re not purchasing a faulty battery – or worse, an unsafe laptop battery.

The right battery for you

By buying from a reliable source, you can ensure you get a fresh and new battery with optimum capacity for your laptop’s needs. However, before purchasing your replacement battery, you need to make sure that it’s the correct battery. The battery must meet all the laptop’s specifications as otherwise it could damage both the battery and the laptop.

Not all laptop batteries fit all laptops, so you should be aware of the specific type of battery your laptop requires, in terms of voltage and size. If you’re not sure what the model of your laptop needs, you can find out on your settings or you can get some professional advice.

Get it new

On top of making sure you’re buying from a trusty site or shop, you should also make sure you are buying the batteries brand new. There’s little point in spending money on a used battery, so check the site for a guarantee that all products are new and fresh or check the manufacture date of the battery.

At Battery Experts, we get all of our batteries new from the factory to provide you with the very best performing batteries and optimum capacity for your laptop. This way you can get the very best for your money.

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Top tips for a long battery life:

Once you’ve got your new battery, you’ll be looking to make the most of it, right? We’ve put together some of our top tips to help you make the most out of your battery life, and how you can avoid any wastage.

  • Don’t leave your laptop sitting around unused, fully charged or fully discharged for months on end – rechargeable batteries work best when they are used regularly.
  • Always use a charger that is compatible to your laptop battery – don’t mess around with different voltages.
  • Don’t leave your laptop plugged in beyond full battery charge – this can damage both the laptop and the laptop battery.
  • Make sure your battery or charger don’t overheat during charging or whilst in storage.

You can find out more of our handy laptop battery hacks right here! You can also check out this infographic about ways to maximise your phone’s battery life from day to day. Interested? We thought you might be…

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