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Re: [OT]What's the price index of your laptop's battery?

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 02:49:28PM +0530, Girish Kulkarni wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2009, Klistvud wrote:
>> My sister has an even older Dell (it must be at least 5 or 6 years)
>> which still lasts just under an hour on the *original* battery. In
>> the meantime, I've had at least 3 or 4 batteries in two different
>> Compaqs die on me. She never unplugged the battery in all these
>> years; she couldn't care less, really ...
> Battery life depends more on how many charge-discharge cycles it has
> gone through than its absolute age.
> But on a different note, many Dell batteries (especially older ones)
> have a "charge gauge" on them which can tell you about the battery
> charge and, more importantly, the "battery health" (whatever than
> means).  Could someone explain how this works?



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