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Battery Pack

By shanjeevb ·
Does the Battery Pack of a Dell Latitude D600 ever die? Please let me know.

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Yes

by Jacky Howe In reply to Battery Pack

but you can purchase a replacement.

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Thanks

by shanjeevb In reply to Yes

How long do they usually last for? Please let me know.

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That is a good question

by Jacky Howe In reply to Thanks

A replacement has a 12 Mth warranty. It would also depend on a number of things and it will certainly last longer if you look after it. I can't give you a definative answer to this as I have seen posts that state that their batteries have died just after warranty.


1. If you do not use your laptop for extended periods of time (a week or more), remove the latitude d600 dell laptop battery pack from the laptop.

2. Do not expose the battery to high heat or freezing temperatures. Do not leave your battery in your car in the summer. Hot batteries discharge very quickly, and cold ones can't create as much power.

3. Make sure to plug your laptop charger adapter into a UPS and not directly into a power outlet or surge protector.

4. If you have a nickel-metal hydride battery, completely drain and recharge the battery once a month to maximize its capacity to hold a charge.

5. Fully charge new battery packs before use. New pack needs to be fully charged and discharged (cycled) a few times before it can condition to full capacity.

6. For laptops that work as Desktop Replacement, the battery should be re-installed every 3-4 weeks and allowed to fully discharge.

7. Leaving a battery in a laptop while using an electrical outlet for long periods of time will keep the battery in a constant state of charging up and that will reduce the life cycle of the battery.


Dell Latitude D600 Series Laptop Battery Instruction Manual

CAUTION

Never throw the battery pack into fire, as that could cause the battery pack to explode.
Never heat the battery pack, as that could cause leakage of alkaline solution or other electronic substance.
Never disassemble the battery pack, as that could cause leakage of alkaline solution or other electrolytic substance.
Never short-circuit the main battery pack by either accidentally or intentionally bringing the terminals in contact with another metal object. This could cause personal injury or a fireplace, and could also damage the battery pack.
Never hammer a nail into the battery pack. Never hit a hammer on the battery pack. Never step or tread on the battery pack.
Always confirm that the temperature is 5?C ~ 35?C before you charge the battery. Leakage, excessive heat, or deterioration of the battery pack may occur if this warning is not heeded.
Never expose the battery pack to direct sunlight. Never store or use the battery pack in a locked and unventilated vehicle, where excessive internal temperatures may be encountered.
Always keep the battery pack out of reach of infants or small children .
Never shock the battery pack by dropping or throwing it.
If the liquid contained within the battery pack leaks, use large amounts of water an immediately wash off any liquid which may accidentally contact any part of the body. Remove any liquid that has contacted your clothes by washing them immediately with a synthetic detergent.
WARNING

Keep the battery pack away from heat or fire, if you ever detect the emission of an extraordinary odor or leakage of alkaline solution or other electrolytic substance.
Never dispose of used battery pack with other ordinary solid wastes, since they contain toxic substances. Always dispose of used battery packs in accordance with the prevailing community regulations that apply to the disposal of batteries. Cover the metal terminals with insulating tape, in order to prevent accidental short-circuiting.

< Just to add >

I have a Dell Latitiude CP that was manufactured around 1997 and it still has the original battery and is working fine.

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UPS

by shanjeevb In reply to That is a good question

This might be a dumb question, but what is a UPS and where can it be found. Also, how does it look like and can you give me a picture of how it looks like?

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There is a lot of information

by Jacky Howe In reply to UPS

and a picture here. UPS is a term used for an Uninterruptible Power Supply.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uninterruptible_power_supply

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