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Tips to Maximise Dell Inspiron B130 Battery Life



Laptop batteries are designed specifically for different laptops brand as well as models. Today laptops are powered by lithium ion batteries. Lithium ion batteries are lighter, have a better power-to-weight ratio,have a longer usable life, can hold a charge longer, and do not have the memory effect to fail prematurely.

Lithium ion batteries(such as Dell Inspiron B130 Battery and dell precision m60 battery ) are also inexpensive to manufacture as compared to the earlier generation of nickel metal hydride batteries. The only shortcoming about lithium ion batteries is as they contain lithium salt dissolved in a highly flammable solvent, there are chances of overhead which can result in short-circuits or even blow up in flames.
It is a common fact that all laptop batteries have provision for limited time of power supply. A good bargain is to check the battery power while buying a notebook. Here is one instant tip to optimize the battery settings in accordance with the energy saving mode of your notebook. These settings will put the hard disk into sleep mode whenever the workload is less and it will reduce the notebook microprocessor performance in order to maximize its battery life.
From the system preferences mode of your laptop, select view menu, then choose energy saver option from view menu. Right click on show details option and choose battery power from the pop-up menu. Finally choose longest battery life from the energy settings pop-up menu.
Tips to optimise your notebook batteries are described in the following:
It is a good investment to add more memory to your laptop as it saves battery power by reducing Windows’ dependence on the virtual memory swap file on your hard disk.
It is better to keep your laptop on standby mode when not in use for certain amount of time. Standby mode ensures all current info is saved in RAM with minimum consumption of battery power.
Charge your laptop battery frequently with a battery charger or AC adapter. It is very important to clean your battery’s metal contacts every couple of months to make it dust free. You can use a cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol to clean your laptop battery.
Try to set the screen brightness of the LCD panel of your laptop to the lowest comfortable level as very bright screen tends to consume more power from your battery.
Similarly it is better to get rid of the outer peripherals such as printers or digital cameras as they can still draw power from your laptop battery even when they are not used.
Turn of the unused features and technologies of your laptopo which are not frequently usable. For example, it is better to eject the CD or DVD when you are not using them as the optical drive has the tendency of reading CD or DVD it finds very often and this process consume extra battery power.
To save power, it is good idea to turn off the AirPort, Wi-Fi, IR radios and Bluetooth option when it is not required to use. Virus scan should be set only during the time you are usually plugged in as full-disk virus check by the hard drive and CPU consumes additional power from battery.
Opt for the power console applet to customize the power profiles on your laptop. Do not worry in case your notebook does not have power console applet option for most of the operating systems (starting from windows 98) have Power Options utility in Control Panel.
Turning off or at least disabling the PC Cards, FireWire devices and USB when not in use also saves battery power. In fact, disabling modem, network cards and USB ports consumes less battery power even when they are on. These devices are easily disabled in device manager.
You can use power saver option of your operating system to adjust the CPU processing power. Optimum CPU processes consume additional battery power and hence should be avoided if not required. Stop the auto start applications on your laptop, so that your laptop`s CPU can be stopped from doing unnecessary work.
With the above mentioned handy tips, you can truly increase the battery performance of your laptop.

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No just the laptop charger needs to be plugged in.

Frequent Charging Shortens Battery Life Frequent charging shortens the life span of a Lithium ion battery. Batteries should be charged only after they expend all their power. b> Switching Batteries Switching batteries helps preserve battery life: If a cell phone or computer user puts in a spare battery while separately charging the primary Lithium ion battery, that helps extend the life of both batteries. b> Removing Batteries Most laptops charge the battery when a user plugs in the AC adapter. Users can adjust this setting by changing the power options. Windows places this option in the Control Panel, while the Gnome Linux desktop places power options under "Administrative Tools". Cell phones incorporate their own power-saving features that the user usually cannot control. b> When to Replace a Lithium Ion Battery If a laptop battery does not hold a charge for more than a few minutes, a user must replace the Lithium ion battery if he wants to use the computer without an AC adapter. b> Other Ways to Extend Battery Life Storing a battery in a cool, dry environment causes a lithium-ion battery to last a little longer and reduces the frequency of needed battery replacements. Battery Bar - Free version available
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can you charge ryobi lithium batteries in a regular ryobi charger?


NO! Never charge lithium batteries in a charger designed for nickle based batteries like the NiHi your old charger was meant for. Ryobi did design the new Lithium charger to be backwards compatible so you can charge your older 18V NiHi batteries in the Lithium 18V charger.
Also note, NEVER miss-match the voltage, for example, make sure you are not trying to charge 12V batteries in an 18V charger unless the manufacturer has specifically stated that the charger is capable of multiple voltages.

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Konica Minolta Lithium-Ion Battery Recommendation (warning against the use of non-genuine or counterfeit batteries)


We have received a number of inquiries regarding the usage of Konica Minolta digital cameras with non-genuine or counterfeit Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries. Please be advised that genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries are equipped with security system to prevent the camera from damages. It has been reported that some counterfeit batteries are NOT equipped with a security system. The use of such batteries will cause damage to your Konica Minolta digital camera and may cause fire. Further, every Konica Minolta digital camera has been designed to fulfill its nominal value in performance with a corresponding genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion battery. For safety and optimum performance, we recommend that you only use genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries with Konica Minolta digital cameras. Genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries will include the Konica Minolta model # (NP-200, NP-400, etc) and are only available through authorized Konica Minolta dealers and the Konica Minolta on-line store. Please note that Konica Minolta is not responsible for damages or troubles caused by the use of lithium batteries which are not specified in the instruction manuals or not produced/distributed by Konica Minolta Camera Inc. (Updated 01/29/04) Genuine Konica Minolta lithium-ion batteries are listed below: Konica Lithium-ion Battery DR-LB4 for Konica Digital Revio KD-510Z/410Z/500Z/400Z/310Z Minolta Lithium-ion Battery NP-200 for Minolta DiMAGE Xt/Xi/X Minolta Lithium-ion Battery NP-400 for Minolta DiMAGE A1 Minolta Lithium-ion Battery NP-600 for Minolta DiMAGE G400 Minolta Lithium-ion Battery NP-500 for Minolta DiMAGE G500 Minolta External High-Power Battery EBP-100* is available for the following models: Minolta DiMAGE A1/Z1/7Hi/7i/7/5/S414/S404/S304 * EBP-100 is consisted of 2pcs. Lithium-ion Battery NP-100, 1pc. Battery Holder BH-100, and 1pc. Lithium-ion Battery Charger BC-100

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