Laptop Replacement Batteries Should not be selected based on Price Alone
Safety has always been an issue for Li-Ion. The electrolyte used in all current Li-Ion batteries is very fragile and prone to chain reactions resulting in fires and in rare cases explosions. Most notably over the years is the overheating problem that caused a Dell laptop to burst into flames at a conference in Osaka, Japan, back in June 2006. A video of the incident appeared on the Internet and resulted in Dell recalling about 4 million batteries. It was one of the largest consumer electronics recalls in history and it was not the only time a problem like this has happened.
What Caused the Problem?
All of the batteries were produced by Sony, and the majority were contaminated with metal particles that triggered a short circuit causing the electrolyte to burst into flames! A handful of responsible manufacturers decided to upgrade their facilities and manufacture future Li-Ion cells in a “Clean Room” environment to reduce the risk of impurities getting into the cells.
Manufacturing Li-Ion cells in a clean room reduces safety risks but does significantly increase costs. This is one of the reasons why the cost of Max Capacity and most an OEM replacement batteries tends to be a little more expensive. When compared to some of the bargain basement prices seen on Amazon or Ebay our value becomes clear. If you’re looking to save some money on your next laptop battery, buy from a reputable brand that actively designs its products to lead in safety!
When you buy a Max Capacity laptop replacement battery, you are buying a battery that has been designed to be best in-terms of both safety and capacity!