Laptop batteries last about 2-3 years, and then you have to purchase a new one, but sometimes we don’t get an original battery, and ultimately we have to buy a compatible one. But are compatible laptop batteries good?
Compatible laptop batteries are 60-70% efficient compared to original ones and can be used in laptops to replace genuine batteries. Compatible batteries are cheaper but can last for about 1-2 years if purchased from a reputable brand.
Let’s get deep and learn some detailed information about this topic.
What are compatible laptop batteries, and why are they cheap?
Third-party manufacturers make compatible batteries to provide a cheaper solution to people. Compatible batteries can be purchased using the model number of your electronic device.
They are cheap because some companies use recycled batteries to manufacture the product, which saves a lot of money during production, which results in more affordable prices.
Whereas if you want to buy an original battery, you must pay extra for brand value, import charges, and transportation costs.
Other than that, the critical reason compatible batteries are being cheap because they are made in china.
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Compatible (Generic) vs. genuine( Original ) batteries
|Compatible(Generic) batteries||Genuine(Original) batteries|
|Generic batteries are cheaper. The price range of these batteries is between 2000-3000 INR(20 -30 USD)||Genuine batteries are expensive, almost 50% compared to generic ones.|
|Almost 70-80% of compatible batteries are made in china.||These batteries are made by manufacturers belonging to the same brands.|
|Discharge cycles of batteries are low, between 200-300, resulting from low battery life.||The discharge cycle is between 400 – 600, lasting about 2 – 3 years.|
|Claiming a warranty is a long process as customer support is not good.||Aftersale services are good and can be solved by going to the service center.|
|Battery life is too short compared to the original ones. You can use it hard for 3- 4 hours.||Original batteries have a better lifespan, and with proper usage and time-to-time calibration, they can last for 5-6 hours.|
Third-party laptop batteries
Third-party batteries are compatible batteries manufactured mainly by an alternate company at a much lower price.
There are a lot of brands in the market of compatible batteries. However, when I did research, I found some best brands you can buy from amazon.
Third-party laptop batteries brand names.
- Tevelmick – Best third-party laptop batteries for dell laptops.
- Ninja batt – Bigger and better battery size.
- AC doctor – For Hp pavilion notebooks
- Sinsen – Ideal for dell latitude series
- GHU battery– Compatible with hp laptops.
- GAXI – Ideal for MacBooks.
Depending on your laptop model, these batteries cost between $30 -$70.
How to get the original batteries for your laptop?
To get original spare parts or batteries, you have to visit the nearest service center of your laptop brand with your laptop.
The technicians will determine your laptop’s serial and model number and replace the old battery with the new one.
You can also check it out online. If you bought a laptop from an online store, visit your laptop’s official website and put your serial and model number, and you can buy the battery from there.
What to do if you don’t get original batteries for your laptop?
Getting original batteries for the old laptop is not possible. I own a Hp Pavillion laptop, with I bought in 2014. After checking several times in many places, I ultimately had to buy a compatible battery, but it never lasted for a year.
For the past 2-3 years, I have been using my laptop without a battery and open problems I had to face.
But if you have an old laptop over five years old, there is a rare chance of finding a genuine battery.
But you can still order compatible batteries from eBay or the official site but be ready to pay the delivery charge if you order from another country.
Is replacing laptop batteries worth it?
If you are a working professional or a person who works on the laptop for 5-6 hours or daily for long hours, you should buy a new bettery. Besides, buying an original laptop battery makes more sense as it lasts longer than compatible ones.
How to keep your laptop battery healthy?
If you have purchased a genuine or compatible battery, you can increase it by doing the following things.
- Don’t discharge your laptop battery lower than 35 – 30%.
- Don’t fully charge your laptop by more than 90%.
- Perform battery calibration at least once or twice a month.
- Use a cooling pad while doing editing, gaming, or heavy work.
- Use a good brand battery that provides at least 1 year of warranty.
How to know if a laptop battery is good?
Before buying a compatible battery, you can check some things to know if the product you will purchase is good.
- Read reviews of the brand that you are going to buy.
- Check online stores and read reviews because you may get a lower price.
- Check if it’s made in china with no reputed brand name mentioned. If it is, then make sure to avoid purchasing it.
FAQ about compatible batteries
How long do compatible batteries last?
Compatible batteries with the same cell quantity as the original ones, it last 20%-30% less. If the original batteries last 6 hours, compatible batteries will last about 4 hours.
Can compatible batteries be repaired?
No compatible batteries cannot be repaired. However, you can replace it if the warranty period is not expired.