What is the difference between an OEM laptop battery and DuracellDirect's laptop batteries?
At DuracellDirect.com, we provide high quality replacement Apple laptop batteries and chargers that will either meet or
exceed OEM specifications. All of our aftermarket laptop batteries come with a full one year warranty and carry various
safety certifications, including UL, CE, RoHS and FCC. Another big advantage that aftermarket laptop batteries have are
improved technology and newer battery internals, creating an advantage over OEM batteries with safer, more durable and
longer lasting batteries.
What different types of Apple laptop batteries are there?
There are several types of batteries you may find as a replacement for your aftermarket Apple laptop battery. The four
types of laptop batteries are: Li-Ion (Lithium Ion), Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer), Ni-Cad (Nickel Cadmium), and NiMH
(Nickel Metal Hydride). Each type of laptop battery has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some factors to take into
consideration between these four battery types are a longer life per charge, battery life cycle, battery weight,
battery size, faster charge time, and battery stability. These four types of batteries are universally accepted for
each specific laptop.
Why do Apple laptop batteries have different capacities?
Battery capacities are usually measured in “mAh” (milliampere-hour). All of our Apple laptop batteries are measured in
mAh. There are several parts that will affect battery capacities: in particular size, capacity, voltage, wattage, and
battery chemistry type. Laptop batteries will have a larger capacity if there is more electrolyte and electrode
material in the laptop battery cells, given that the battery chemistry is the same. By having a larger laptop battery
capacity, battery power will last longer for your Apple laptop.
How long will my Apple laptop battery last?
Your Apple laptop battery should last several hours off of one complete charge. Recharging your laptop usually takes
one to three hours to achieve a complete charge. Within the first hour, approximately 80% of the battery capacity is
reached. The complete lifespan of your Apple laptop battery should see over 500 discharge / charge cycles and at around
three years of usage.
Your Apple laptop battery’s use-per-charge and lifespan can also be impacted by certain physical conditions. This
includes the battery chemistry type, frequency of battery use, and whether the battery is treated properly or abused.
How safe are Apple laptop batteries and batteries in general? How do I take care of my Apple battery?
Safety and care for your Apple laptop battery are important features we would like to include in our aftermarket
batteries. All of our Apple laptop batteries and chargers carry a variety of safety certifications, including UL, CE,
RoHS, and FCC certifications before being sold to our customers. You can be sure our batteries, chargers, and
electronic devices are safe and high quality.
Care for your Apple laptop battery is important for a long lasting battery life. Laptop batteries are fairly durable,
but are very fragile to extreme conditions. These extreme conditions include excessive heat exposure, high moisture,
rain, freezing temperatures, and heavy impacts from hitting or dropping the laptop battery. Avoid disassembling your
Apple laptop battery to prevent damaging and short circuiting the battery cells and causing a defective battery. If
you experience a dead laptop battery, check to see if it is still under warranty. If it’s not under warranty, then
make sure the laptop battery is disposed of properly at your nearest battery recycling center.
If you need help checking to see if our replacement Apple laptop batteries or Apple laptop chargers are compatible
with your laptop model, you can contact our customer service crew. DuracellDirect.com also carries
and laptop chargers
for a variety of other brands.
To find Apple Batteries, Battery Chargers, Adapters, and Accessories select the model of your Apple Laptop.
At DuracellDirect.com we are proud to offer our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee on all of our Apple Batteries, Apple chargers, Apple adapters and accessories.