The dramatic explosion of a Dell laptop computer in Japan, captured in photos that quickly circulated around the Internet, has led to the largest recall in computer manufacturing history.
DELL FT079 Battery info:
Battery Type: Li-ion
Capacity: 85Wh / 9Cell
Size: 209.46 x69.39 x20.67 mm
Q What can I do to make my battery last longer?
A There are several things you can do to make your battery last longer: Choose the right battery. Under the same use conditions, a lower capacity battery will wear out faster than a higher capacity battery because it has to be charged more often.Use the notebook's power saving controls to reduce battery use in your normal day. For example, turn the Bluetooth off if it is not needed; reduce the screen brightness when conditions permit.
Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures. If the system is exposed to extreme cold or hot temperatures, allow it to warm up/cool down before use and before charging.
Contrary to last decades' batteries, modern lithium ion batteries do not need to be fully discharged to maintain health.
All batteries wear with use and time. When you find the runtime is no longer satisfactory, it may be time to purchase a new Dell battery.
DELL NB331 Battery Compatible original Battery Code:
312-0543 312-0580 312-0584
312-0585 451-10516 451-10517
FT078 FT079 FT080
FT092 FT095 GR986
KX117 MN151 MN154
NB331 NR222 NR433
Q How long am I able to use my Dell laptop on a fully charged battery?
A Many factors affect the amount of time that a laptop battery can deliver power before it must be recharged. Personal usage (your LCD brightness setting) has a large effect on battery run time and will vary greatly between different users and systems. Other factors include the system configuration (battery size, processor type, memory, etc.), and the types
of applications being run (playing DVDs or games).
DELL PR693 Battery Fit machine:
DELL Inspiron 1400 DELL Inspiron 1420 DELL Inspiron 1420n
DELL Inspiron PP26L DELL Vostro 1400 DELL Vostro 1420
Q Why does the battery have a different warranty period than my system?
A Dell's standard battery warranty is one year. Batteries are a consumable item. All
batteries degrade with time and use. The warranty is very similar to common auto warranties
which exclude consumable items such as tires.