What is the difference between an OEM laptop battery and DuracellDirect's laptop batteries?
Aftermarket Dell laptop batteries are available at Duracelldirect.com as a direct replacement for your OEM Dell laptop
battery. All of our laptop batteries will either meet or exceed OEM specifications, come with a complete one year
warranty, and also meet various UL, CE, RoHS and FCC safety certifications. Our aftermarket laptop batteries have a
higher build quality and current hardware technology, giving them a better advantage over OEM laptop batteries. You can
expect a longer battery life, higher durability, and safety from our aftermarket Dell laptop batteries and laptop chargers.
What different types of Dell laptop batteries are there?
There are four types of battery chemistry types that you might find your Dell laptop battery is made out of: Li-Ion
(Lithium Ion), Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer), Ni-Cad (Nickel Cadmium), or NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride). The majority of laptop
batteries today are made out of Li-Ion for their long battery life, light weight and compact size. All four laptop
battery chemistry types are universally accepted as a replacement laptop battery.
Why do Dell laptop batteries have different capacities?
Laptop batteries come in many different shapes and sizes, which is why each laptop battery has a different capacity
specific for each laptop model. A Dell laptop battery capacity is measured in “mAh” (milliampere-hour). The more
electrolyte and electrode material there is in the laptop battery, the higher the mAh rating will be, given that the
chemistry make up is the same. A laptop battery with a higher mAh rating will always have a longer run time over a lower
How long will my Dell laptop battery last?
The amount of time your Dell laptop battery will last depends on how well you maintain the battery and frequency of use.
A heavily used laptop battery should have a normal lifespan if it is not abused. Abusing your laptop battery can greatly
decrease the lifespan and could lead to a defective battery. On average, your Dell laptop battery should be capable of
500 discharge / charge cycles and last three years or more. Charging your Dell laptop battery usually takes one to three
hours, with 80% of its capacity charged within the first hour. Run time for the dell laptop battery should be several
hours, depending on the laptop make and model.
How safe are Dell laptop batteries and batteries in general? How do I take care of my Dell battery?
All Dell laptop batteries that come from DuracellDirect.com are tested for safety, quality and hold various RoHS, CE, UL,
and FCC safety certifications. You can be assured that all of our Dell laptop batteries, Dell laptop chargers and
accessories are safe and made with high quality electronic materials.
Take good care of your Dell laptop battery for a longer lifespan by following a few simple pointers. Avoid leaving your
laptop battery in extreme weather conditions. Laptop batteries and batteries in general do not like extreme heat, water,
moisture, freezing temperatures and high impact abusive conditions. Avoid short circuiting your Dell laptop battery and
do not take it apart, as this can disrupt the battery cell inside and become defective. If your Dell laptop battery
becomes defective, check to see if it is still under warranty. If it is not under warranty, it would be a good idea to
dispose of the laptop battery at your nearest battery recycling center.
Our customer service can be reached by phone or email to help you see if our replacement Dell laptop batteries or Dell
laptop chargers are directly compatible with the laptop model you own. We also have in stock many other
and laptop chargers
for a wide variety of other manufacturers and models.
To find Dell Batteries, Battery Chargers, Adapters, and Accessories select the model of your Dell Laptop.
At DuracellDirect.com we are proud to offer our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee on all of our Dell Batteries, Dell chargers, Dell adapters and accessories.