What is the difference between an OEM laptop battery and DuracellDirect's laptop batteries?
Aftermarket IBM laptop batteries are available at Duracell Direct and are a direct replacement for OEM IBM laptop
batteries that will either meet or exceed OEM specifications. Each IBM battery comes with a 1 year warranty and includes
various UL, CE, RoHS and FCC certifications. Our replacement IBM laptop batteries are built with the highest quality
material and technology available today for increased battery life, durability, and safety during use.
What different types of IBM laptop batteries are there?
The four types of laptop batteries you might find are Li-Ion (Lithium Ion), Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer), Ni-Cad (Nickel
Cadmium), and NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride). Li-Ion is the most common laptop battery type you will find for your IBM
laptop. Each laptop battery type has its own advantages and disadvantages that include battery life, life cycle,
durability, weight, size, charge and discharge times, and battery stability. Each battery chemistry type is universally
accepted but is specific for each laptop model.
Why do IBM laptop batteries have different capacities?
Each laptop battery has a different battery capacity that is specific for each laptop model. Some laptops consume more
power than others and require a laptop battery with a higher mAh. An IBM laptop battery is measured in “mAh”
(milliampere-hour). A laptop battery with a higher mAh usually means there is more electrolyte and electrode material
in the laptop battery cells. Laptop batteries with a higher mAh will usually last longer than a laptop battery with a lower mAh.
How long will my IBM laptop battery last?
Your IBM laptop battery should last for several hours of run time. If your IBM laptop battery dies within 30 minutes,
then it’s probably time for a new replacement IBM laptop battery. A new IBM laptop battery will last for several hours
and recharge within one to three hours, with 80% of the battery capacity being charged after the first hour. All of our
new aftermarket IBM laptop batteries are capable of seeing over 500 discharge / charge cycles and over three years of
How safe are IBM laptop batteries and batteries in general? How do I take care of my IBM battery?
All of our laptop batteries, laptop chargers and accessories are very safe, tested and hold a variety of safety certifications.
If you look at the casing of our laptop batteries, you will find certifications that include RoHS, CE, UL, and FCC which
demonstrate our product quality.
Proper care of your IBM laptop battery is important to the battery health, longevity and durability. Abusive laptop
battery behavior can lead to a short battery lifespan and disappointing results. Avoid leaving your IBM laptop battery
in high heat, heavy moisture, rain, freezing temperatures, and high impact environments. Laptop batteries are durable,
but fragile at the same time. Avoid taking apart your laptop battery as it may damage the battery cells internally. If
your IBM laptop battery is defective, check to see if it is still under warranty. If it is out of warranty, please
dispose of your laptop battery properly at your nearest battery recycling station.
If you need help checking to see if our IBM laptop battery or IBM laptop charger is compatible with your laptop model,
contact our customer service team. DuracellDirect.com also has
and laptop chargers
for numerous other laptop brands and manufacturers.
To find IBM Batteries, Battery Chargers, Adapters, and Accessories select the model of your IBM Laptop.
At DuracellDirect.com we are proud to offer our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee on all of our IBM Batteries, IBM chargers, IBM adapters and accessories.