Does your laptop battery read "plugged in not charging?" or simply is your laptop battery not charging?
More often than not this could be because you need a new battery for your laptop. Most Laptop batteries have a lifespan of between 2-3 years but at times even longer depending on usage and your charging cycle.
Have you noticed that all of a sudden the number of hours in between your laptop battery charges has become shorter and shorter?
What is a Charging Cycle:
A laptop battery charge cycle is the process of charging a rechargeable battery and discharging it as required into a load. The term is typically used to specify a battery's expected life, as the number of charge cycles affects life more than the mere passage of time. Discharging the battery fully before recharging may be called "deep discharge"; partially discharging then recharging may be called "shallow discharge".
What is advisable?
A deep discharge of your laptop battery is therefore most advisable. However this may not be fully practical but if you expect a longer life from your laptop battery then this is the only option.
What do I do to have a longer laptop battery life?
Charge your laptop battery fully( till 100%), preferably as you use it
Disconnect your laptop from the power adapter
Continue using your laptop until the battery reaches 10-15%
Re-connect the laptop charger and charge fully once again as you continue using the laptop
If you prefer to get a full charge while your laptop is off then please ensure that you monitor your laptop closely. However this may prove to be a bit challenging
How do I know if my laptop battery is fully charged if I'm charging while my laptop is off?
Most laptops have a small light that usually goes on just next to the laptop charging port and is sure to be noticed as soon as you connect your laptop charger. If say it turns orange as soon as you connect your laptop charger then it is very likely it may turn to a different color like white when the laptop is fully charged. Disconnect your laptop charger as soon as you notice this.
This change in color simply means your laptop battery is not charging any more. Further charge will simply ruin the battery eventually.
Don'ts when it comes to charging your laptop battery
Do not charge your laptop overnight
Do not use a new laptop before charging for at least 6 hours no matter how tempting it is to test your brand new laptop
Once you have purchased your laptop battery in our Nairobi or Mombasa Branches, please ensure you charge for at least 6 hours before using
What is the average Laptop Battery Price in Kenya for my laptop?
Most laptop battery prices range from ksh 3000- ksh 9,500 this majorly depends on the type of laptop that you have which in turn determines whether your laptop battery is internal or external.
An external laptop battery is one which is easily removable by moving the clips at the back of your laptop.
An internal laptop battery is not visible from the outside and you may require the service of our technicians to get it exchanged/removed. This is usually done free of charge. More often than not this would take less than 30 mins.
How do i tell which kind of laptop battery my laptop uses?
Using the model number of your laptop. More often than not this can be found at the back of your laptop.
Most removable laptop batteries have their model number written on them. Please share clear pictures of these to our team via whatsApp and we should be able to quote your laptop battery price in Kenya and or in Mombasa
Examples of laptop battery model numbers are:
TE03XL, BK03XL, HS04, B104, KP03, LK03XL
On some laptop batteries, the manufacturer could also indicate for you "replace with ……..." you may also share this with us and we'll get the laptop battery that is right for your laptop.
Most of all, once your have purchased your laptop battery from Saruk Digital Solutions, we give you a 1 month warranty to test it. During this period, incase of any defects the laptop battery purchased in Nairobi or our Mombasa branches can be exchanged with another.
Compatible Laptop Models:Dell Inspiron 14 5000 5488 7472 7460 Series,Dell Inspiron 15 5565 5567 5568 5570 5578 5584 7570 7573 7579 7569 P58F, DELL Inspiron 13 5368 5378 7368 7378 DELL i5368 ,DELL Inspiron 17 5765 5767 ,Dell Inspiron 14 5000 5482 2-in-1 ,Dell Latitude 3189 3480 3580 3379 Series.(See Description Fit Laptop Models).
- Battery Type: Li-ion
- Voltage: 11.4V
- Capacity: 42WH
- Battery life: Up to 500 recharge cycles over the life of the battery.
How do i get this item?
Order the Dell Latitude 3379 Replacement Battery today and have it delivered to your doorstep within 1-3 working days or same-day delivery within Nairobi.Same-Day delivery in Mombasa on selected items. Pay on delivery only in Nairobi & Mombasa. OR Visit our Branches in Nairobi and Mombasa.
Order via phone call on 0729 417 694 / 0768 054 460 / 0708 600 025
Mombasa Branch: 0757 05 89 89 / 0708 33 42 99