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More Laptop Battery Cells=Longer Overall Lifetime?

by suerte700 / April 27, 2013 12:09 PM PDT

If your laptop battery has more cells (such as 9 or 12), on average, would it last longer than a battery with fewer cells, if all other factors are essentially equal?


In other words, do more battery cells make the battery last several months or even years longer?

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Not according to specs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 27, 2013 12:21 PM PDT

I see 300 cycles on most of those packs. But if you had say a 1000 amphour battery and a 2000 amphour battery yes you can guess which one will give you more hours of use before it degrades and dies. But the pressure is on makers to fit just a big enough battery so you rarely see more than the usual size and time.
Bob

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As I understand it, you get more time per charge...
by wpgwpg / April 27, 2013 12:22 PM PDT

...but not longer battery life. As Bob explained it to me a while ago, they still have approx. 300 charge cycles so they don't last any longer. The benefit is that you get more hours when you're using the battery before it has to be recharged.

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