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Recoil IV battery upgrade

damole

Silver Level Poster
I bought a new higher capacty battery but the voltage on the battery is 15.2V and on the existing battery is 11.4V. Is this the right battery? As you can see the old battery became puffy. No idea how that happened.

https://www.replacement-batteries.co.uk/getac-laptop-battery/3687.html

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ubuysa

The BSOD Doctor
Moderator
I bought a new higher capacty battery but the voltage on the battery is 15.2V and on the existing battery is 11.4V. Is this the right battery? As you can see the old battery became puffy. No idea how that happened.

https://www.replacement-batteries.co.uk/getac-laptop-battery/3687.html

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No it's not. You need the voltage, the polarity and the power capacity (in Watts) to match. The voltage must be identical, the power rating must be at least the same as the existing one but can be higher.

The swelling is a safety feature of Li-ion batteries. It's totally dead, don't use it or try and charge it.

When you have found a new battery of the right type you must dispose of the old one at an appropriate facility. You cannot just throw it into the trash.
 

damole

Silver Level Poster
I have just returned from India after being stuck because of lockdown. The battery has been puffy and working (charging) for a couple of months at least. I wll call PCS tomorrow and see if the battery is covered under fit for purpose
 

ubuysa

The BSOD Doctor
Moderator
I have just returned from India after being stuck because of lockdown. The battery has been puffy and working (charging) for a couple of months at least. I wll call PCS tomorrow and see if the battery is covered under fit for purpose
I suspect that batteries are considered to be consumables, but calling PCS is the wise option. :)
 

Grumpywurzel

Bright Spark
Even if the battery isnt covered under your warranty (sure it's 6 months...), you can at least get the correct battery from PCS without worrying.
 

Nursemorph

ELITE CONTRIBUTOR
Definitely the wrong battery...if you look closely, you will see that the models numbers don't match....one ends in 3S1P and the other ends in 4S1P
 

damole

Silver Level Poster
I assume the 4 and the 3 on the model number refer to the number of cells. On the website it does say it is a replacement for the 3S1P. I guess the question would be does the motherboard have the appropriate voltage regulator. I also notice that the battery connector has many wires, are these different taps that provide different voltages.

I have posted the same question on NBR where I first read of people using higher capacity batteries. The replacement 3 cell same capacity battery is cheaper on the PCS website than this website.
 

damole

Silver Level Poster
I contacted PCS and without wanting to confirm it was OK I did get the sense it should be fine. I read many more posts on the NBR thread and finally installed it. It works fine. Tomorrow I will test the runtime.
 
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damole

Silver Level Poster
Finally got the offical message back in my support account telling me the GK5 at the start of the model number means it is compatible as that is the same prefix as the laptop model number.
 
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