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Old 12-25-2006, 06:50 AM   #1
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Question 8-cell battery for laptop?

Hey everyone,

I have had an Acer Aspire 3102 for Christmas and it only has a 4-cell battery with it. Because of this, it only holds about an hours charge which isn't exactly very long.

I was wondering if I could get an 8-cell battery so I can use it for longer. I have tried looking for one, but I am not having much luck. I read somewhere on a review that said he used one from one of the higher models. He did specify a model number, but I cannot recall the review or model number.

Could anyone help me please?

Thanks,
Jamie.
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Old 12-25-2006, 06:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: 8-cell battery for laptop?

Have you contacted Acer about this, they will have some.

http://shop.stormserv.com/gb3/gb3/m/...pire-3102.html
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Old 12-25-2006, 07:03 AM   #3
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Default Re: 8-cell battery for laptop?

I have had a quick look on the Acer website and didn't find anywhere to buy any.

However, I did find this battery. Is it an 8-cell? It has a capacity of 4000 mAh. Here: http://www.computerbatteries.co.uk/g...pire-3102.html

Thanks,
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EDIT: You posted the same one I see, so is it an 8-cell then? How long do they usually hold? I heard about 2-3 hours?
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Default Re: 8-cell battery for laptop?

Well, what is the maH on the current one?

My laptop battery is 9-Cell extended, and can hold about 3 and a half hours with full usuge. Low usage, can hold about 6-7 hours.
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:20 AM   #5
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Default Re: 8-cell battery for laptop?

To be honest, I am not sure about my current one. The site I got it from just said:

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Technology - 4-cell Lithium Ion
Voltage Required - AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Installed Qty - 1

I will take the battery out later and see if it says anywhere. It's charging at the moment.
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Default Re: 8-cell battery for laptop?

Is there not a full list of exact specs, somewhere, there should be, it's standard with a laptop.
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:34 AM   #7
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Well I've taken the battery out, and it says its a 2000 mAh. So that must mean that 4000 mAh is an 8-cell?
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Yes.. almost 70, alot of money!
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Yes.. almost 70, alot of money!
Yeah, thats what I was thinking. But I cannot find another anywhere else though...
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Default Re: 8-cell battery for laptop?

Do you really need it for the time being, whereever you go, im sure you can find a plug socket..
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