Substitute Battery while awaiting recall replacement

Discussion in 'Dell' started by JCMc, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. JCMc

    JCMc Guest

    I own a couple Lattitude Laptops and one of them has a battery among those
    identified for recall. I have an older Lattitude with a spare battery of the
    identical dimensions that is not identified for recall. I'd like to use the
    spare from my older Lattitude while waiting for the recall replacement to be
    delivered. Dell suggests it could be up to 75 days. But I noticed that
    while both batteries are Rated at 11.1V, the recall battery is 4700mAH
    Capacity 53WH while the spare battery is 4320mAH Capacity 48WH. Can I safely
    use my spare battery in this laptop while I wait for the replacement on my
    recall battery? Are these just measures of relative life of a charge? I am
    sending this Lattitude off to college with my daughter next week, and I'd
    rather give a battery not subject to recall.

    Thanks, maybe I am being paranoid, but I don't want to mismatch my battery
    and my charger,

    JCMc, Aug 17, 2006
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    BigJim Guest

    if it is the same fit yes but the time on battery will be less because it
    has less capacity
    BigJim, Aug 17, 2006
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