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- Universal Battery Question
- The Eggman
June 25, 2005, 11:24 pm
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Re: Universal Battery Question
If my experience is any indication, you'd be better off buying a spare
battery or two for your specific laptop model if you really need to work
cordless for that long. I bought one of those big, flat N-Charge
external batteries to use with my Averatec when its original equipment
battery started heading south. It didn't last two weeks before I had to
take its lifeless carcass back to Best Buy for a replacement. Then the
connector that goes between the AC adapter and the laptop gave up the
ghost just before the warranty ran out. And not only did I never get
anywhere close to the claimed run times, but it didn't last anywhere
near as many cycles as a standard laptop battery. I'd have been much
better off buying a pair of OEM batteries for my Averatec than throwing
my money away on this thing.
Granted, this is only one manufacturer; others may really make useful
products. Frankly, though, I wouldn't bet on it.