New laptop battery, advise please

  Bike-it 17:57 13 Apr 2019

Laptop needs a new battery, the current battery is 10.8v 4400mAh, I have seen a replacement battery that will give a longer run time but its 11.1v 5200mAh, would this battery be safe to use and how much longer would it last? TIA

  Secret-Squirrel 13:27 14 Apr 2019

........would this battery be safe to use .......

Yes, it'll be safe to use.

.........how much longer would it last?

In principle it should last roughly 18% longer.

  wee eddie 15:35 14 Apr 2019

While the extra voltage (10.8 volts to 11.1 volts) is unlikely to destroy any of the internal parts immediately, it will stress them and hasten their demise.

  wiganken2 17:53 14 Apr 2019

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  Secret-Squirrel 19:29 14 Apr 2019

Ignore the usual rubbish posted by "wee eddie".

The replacement battery's voltage is just 0.3 volts more than the original and that's well within acceptable tolerances. And anyhow, your laptop has voltage regulators to step down the voltage to feed its hardware components.

I can guarantee that no harm will come to your laptop with that replacement battery.

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