How to Store a Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 Battery?
June 26, 2013 2:30am CST
One of the common strategies for prolonging the life of a Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 battery that are making the rounds on the Web, is to use the accessory only when you have to. Many Lenovo SL400 technicians and enthusiasts worldwide advice novice users to remove and store the battery for Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 in their computers well, to save charge, and prolong its life, when they will not be using their laptops for a long time. What they do not teach them is how best to store a Lenovo battery, for better results. Make sure that you do the following, to avoid serious consequences when storing a Lenovo battery: Did you know that storing a battery for Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 poorly is worse than leaving it installed in a laptop that will remain inactive for a long time? When you are storing your battery, your primary concern should be to prevent, or slow down chemical reactions such as oxidation and reduction, which have a negative effect on the performance of the battery the next time you install it in your laptop. Instead of removing the battery in your laptop and stuffing it in a drawer or cupboard in your bedroom, the first thing you must do is to optimize its storage capacity. Never store your Lenovo battery at 100% or 0% capacity, if you want it to retain its effectivity, months after storage. Use an authentic Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 adapter to charge it to around 30 to 45% capacity, before storage. This lowers oxidation and reduction reactions. After calibrating Lenovo battery to around 30 to 45% capacity, the next thing you should do is to clean it well before storage. Dust, grime, acid leaks that collect on battery contacts during usage can solidify during storage, and lower the productivity of your Lenovo battery the next time you install it in your laptop. First, slide latch that holds the battery in place and remove it. Look out for color changes, scratches, burns, and other signs of wear and tear that can lower the value of your battery during storage. If all looks well, dust the surface of your battery, clean its contacts using alcohol. Take care while doing this. Many people have accidentally shot or damage their Lenovo ThinkPad batteries, while handling delicate contacts. Finally, wrap your battery for Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 in a soft and clean towel, in readiness for storage. If you have successfully completed the steps thus far highlighted, the only thing left is to store your Lenovo battery well. This is where many people fail. Many individuals store their batteries in their office desks. Some stores them on the lamp desk next to their beds, or unused cupboards in their kitchens. Even though such storage locations seem perfect, keep the following in mind for best results: first, store your battery in an area free of dust and grime. Such particles can penetrate the protective cover you used to pack your battery and damage it as a result. Next, avoid storing your battery in damp areas, or those exposed to water and or mist. Water shots electrical accessories and can render your battery useless the next time you contemplate using it. Finally, never store your battery in a hot environment. Excess heat enhances oxidation and other damaging reactions. It also damages battery components (sensors, etc.) and can lower productivity of a battery over a short duration. For best results, store your battery for Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 in a cool and dry place. If someone is searching for a certified and high quality adapter just like a adapter for HP Mini 1000 Adapter... then is the best place for them. As one of the largest distributor of replacement laptop adapters in UK, consumers are guaranteed of 60- Day Money Back Policy and a 2-Year Warranty.