There are a lot of companies involved in the laptop accessory
business and some of them have very beneficial products for
consumers to purchase and use. However sometimes you come across a
product or a company that seems too good to be true and you have
always apply the age old rule that if it seems too good to be true
then it probably is. There are a lot of companies out there
claiming to be able to extend the life of your laptop battery but
you can use some basic wisdom to do the same job for a lot less
cost than buying a new accessory.
If you take a look on the internet, or even on the shelves of your
local computer store, you will find a whole variety of products
that are intended to help you get the most out of your laptop
computer. You will find products that are designed to increase the
range of your wireless internet connection, products to reduce the
glare on your laptop monitor, and you will even find products that
help you customize your laptop with the car number of your favorite
NASCAR driver. Another kind of product you will see out there are
products designed to try and give you more computing time with your
current laptop battery or special chargers that are supposed to
charge your battery faster than a normal charger. On the surface
these devices may seem like time savers and great ways to get more
out of the equipment you already own but in reality they can be
devices that cause you nothing but problems and headaches when it
comes to extending the life of your notebook battery.
Most technicians that work on notebooks will tell you that there is
one rule that you should always follow when it comes to your laptop
battery. When it comes to charging the battery for your notebook
you should only use the original charger that came with the unit.
If you lose the original charger, or you need to replace a
defective one, then try and get a direct replacement. Your laptop,
and your laptop battery, were designed to work with the AC adapter
that originally came with the unit so be certain that when you go
to charge the battery in your laptop that you use that original
charger or a direct replacement. Any other kind of charger could
cause problems with your battery and potential harm to your laptop.
While it may seem like a great thing to buy a product that says it
can increase the work time of your battery, or it can charge your
battery twice as fast as the standard charger, the reality is that
these devices can do more harm than good even if you use them as
they are directed. Your notebook battery is a very sensitive piece
of equipment and anything you use to alter the way it was intended
to work can cause a lot of long term problems with the
functionality of the laptop and the battery as well.
Avoid using anything that claims to be able to boost the
performance of the battery in any way or that claims it can
increase the capacity or charging abilities of your laptop battery.
In the end you will wind up regretting it as products like that
usually cause damage not only to the battery but also to your
laptop computer as well.