Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use this tool?
The Battery and Adapter Finder uses four fields to find you compatible options. These are:
- The category of your device (Tablet, Mobile Phone, Camera, Notebook, etc.).
- The device’s manufacturer (Lenovo, ASUS, Canon, Samsung, etc.)
- The product line.
- The device’s model.
All of these things can easily be found either on the device itself or within the manual. Should you have trouble finding your owner’s manual, be sure to check the manufacturer’s website for information about the product.
If you already know your device’s model, you may enter it directly into the bottom search bar.
How much does a computer battery cost?
Price varies depending on device type, make, model, battery type, and age. Some batteries can be only a few dollars while others can be over $100.
How do I know when to buy a new computer battery?
The lifespan of a computer battery is usually 3 – 4 years. The actual longevity of the battery depends on how often you use your computer, how often you charge it, and how you treat your computer. In general, if you find that your battery cannot hold a charge for longer than 30 minutes, you should probably consider buying a new battery.
How do I improve my battery life?
All batteries will die over time, but there are some things you can do to prolong a charge.
- Reduce screen brightness.
- If you are not using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, disable these functions.
- Disconnect unnecessary peripheral devices that will draw power from the battery.
Doing these things will put less stress on the battery and cause the charge to last longer. To be safe, always buy two batteries so that you have a backup in case one battery dies.
What types of computer power cables are there?
Charging cables take many forms, but some of the more common ones are:
- 3-Prong Desktop Power Cable
- Apple MagSafe
- USB Power Cable