What is the difference between an OEM laptop battery and DuracellDirect's laptop batteries?
Aftermarket Compaq laptop batteries from DuracellDirect.com will either meet or exceed OEM specifications. A full one
year warranty comes with our aftermarket Compaq laptop batteries and chargers. Each battery also meets various UL, CE,
RoHS and FCC safety certifications. Battery build quality and technology internals tend to be improved with newer
aftermarket laptop batteries, giving a safer, more durable and longer battery life.
What different types of Compaq laptop batteries are there?
There are four different types of laptop battery chemistry types that can be found. They are Li-Ion (Lithium Ion),
Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer), Ni-Cad (Nickel Cadmium), and NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride). Certain battery chemistries will
have a bigger advantage over the other with longer battery life, stability, weight, size, and quicker charge times.
All four battery chemistry types are compatible for specific models and are made with high quality battery cells.
Why do Compaq laptop batteries have different capacities?
Laptop batteries will have different capacities for each specific laptop model. Other reasons include battery chemistry
type, capacity size, voltage and wattage. If there is more electrode and electrolyte material in the laptop battery cells,
then this will yield a higher capacity, given that the battery chemistry is the same between battery comparison. A
Compaq battery capacity is always measures in milliampere-hour, also called “mAh” for short. A larger mAh rating will
yield a larger laptop battery and will last longer than a laptop battery with a lower mAh rating.
How long will my Compaq laptop battery last?
An average laptop battery should see over 500 discharge / charge cycles and last three years. Charging a laptop battery
usually takes one to three hours, with 80% of the battery capacity being reached within the first hour. Run time for
your Compaq laptop battery should be several hours off of a full charge, but this will vary depending on your battery
capacity and laptop’s power consumption efficiency.
Battery lifespan and the amount of you can get out of it per charge depends on the battery health. Avoid abusing your
laptop battery and treat it with care to get the maximum battery life out of it.
How safe are Compaq laptop batteries and batteries in general? How do I take care of my Compaq battery?
Our batteries, chargers and electronic devices are very safe for consumers by meeting strict industry safety requirement
and various RoHS, CE, UL, and FCC certifications. All of our products are tested for quality and safety to ensure a
positive customer experience.
Proper care for your Compaq laptop battery is important for a long lasting battery life. Do not leave your battery in
direct sunlight or extreme heat. Avoid short circuiting the battery with water or moisture. Batteries also do no
function well in cold weather so avoid putting them in freezing environments. Do not disassemble your Compaq laptop
battery as it may disrupt the battery cell internals and make the battery defective. If the battery is defective or has
any leaks, check to see if it is still under warranty. If your laptop battery is out of warranty, then be sure to
dispose of it properly at your nearest battery recycling station.
Our customer service team can be reached in case you need help determining if our replacement Compaq laptop battery or
Compaq laptop charger is compatible with your laptop model. DuracellDirect.com also carries
and laptop chargers
for a variety of other manufacturers.
To find Compaq Batteries, Battery Chargers, Adapters, and Accessories select the model of your Compaq Laptop.
At DuracellDirect.com we are proud to offer our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee on all of our Compaq Batteries, Compaq chargers, Compaq adapters and accessories.