How to buy a laptop battery?

A battery is a laptop component that supplies power to a device, enabling that device to work without a power cord. Batteries are capable of powering a laptop computer for several hours depending on how much power it requires. Today, many high-end devices such as computers, laptops and mobiles use rechargeable batteries that allow a user to recharge the battery once drained out of energy. So no matter how well you treat your laptop’s battery, it will eventually die. If you’re lucky, it will be time to replace your laptop by the time its battery dies. If you’re not, you’ll need to replace the battery.

Now, Question arises – How do you know what to buy, from who to buy, and what you even should be looking for when buying a laptop battery?

When you buy a replacement battery for your laptop, you need to consider several factors, including Part number, Make, and Model and Capacity and Voltage and Number of Cells and finally the Retailer, Price and Warranty.

Part Number, Make, and Model

The part number above all is what needs to be known before going to buy your battery. And Also the make and model are next most important part identifiers you must know.  The make is the manufacturer (e.g. Asus, Acer, Hp, Samsung, Dell etc). The model is a multi-component word that includes the line and actually model number.For example the HP Compaq Presario CQ42-301AU is an example of a HP Compaq made laptop that is part of the Presario series and which has model number CQ42-301AU.


Capacity also known as run-time Battery capacity quantifies the total amount of energy stored within a battery. More capacity equals a longer run-time between battery charges. Battery capacity is measured in amperes, which is the volume of electrons passing through the batteries electrolyte per second. A milliAmp hour (mAh) is the most commonly used notation system for consumer electronic batteries.  For Example Capacity 8800MAH


For laptop batteries the most common voltage measurements are: 7.2V, 9.6V, 10.8V, 11.1V, and 14.4V. Since you cannot choose the voltage measurement for your laptop go with whatever measurement is closest to your old battery. The best example would be a 10.8V battery could be used with an 11.1V battery.

Number of Cells

The number of cells is important since the more cells contained in the battery the higher the capacity will be. To determine the number of cells in your laptop battery you need to have some general idea of what cells are being used in your battery. So battery can 6cell, 9cell, 12cell.

Retailer, Price and Warranty

Once you have all the above information now it is time to pick and choose a retailer to buy from. When choosing a retailer to buy a laptop battery from take into consideration the retailer’s reputation, the price, the warranty, and the return policy. Be smart about where you buy from and only buy from a reputable retailer. With batteries you never want used  or fake So we at Gabstores make sure that if a problem arises then we are there to make it right.

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