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    Quote Originally Posted by cheerio
    lithium ion batterys last 2 years
    "Typically speaking about Lithium Ion batteries, they last about 2
    years" found here http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=29181


    non lithium ion batters need to be conditioned every three weeks or so

    http://www.m-techlaptops.com/supportfaq.htm
    Right, 2 years of moderate use where the laptop is plugged in all the time, maybe. I have plenty of dead BP-71 LiIon batts at home from hard use that identify your 2 year figure as silly.

    He was talking about running down his batteries over and over, constantly. That kills 'em eventually, 60-100 full charge cycles is about right.

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    Thanks guys, clears it right up for me,, guess thats why im in the newbie area,, i know lots about some stuff and nothing about other things

    Thanks again, ill take a look at those when the time comes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairboy
    Right, 2 years of moderate use where the laptop is plugged in all the time, maybe. I have plenty of dead BP-71 LiIon batts at home from hard use that identify your 2 year figure as silly.

    He was talking about running down his batteries over and over, constantly. That kills 'em eventually, 60-100 full charge cycles is about right.
    i understand that they are limited on charge cycles, but 60-100 sounds incorrect. Cell phones also have LiION batterys, and they get wayyyy more than 60-100 full charge cycles. I deplete my battery almost every day from talking on it all the damn time, and it still gives me the same amount of talk time(give or take) than when i first bought it. (ive had it about 6 months already)

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    Well, if given the opportunity to choose between marketing data or years of personal experience (and the experience of my team) then I'll make mine based off the directly observable data.

    If the ad for a car said it could fly, I don't know about you, but I'd want to see a demonstration before I plunked down some money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairboy
    Well, if given the opportunity to choose between or years of personal experience (and the experience of my team) then I'll make mine based off the directly observable data.

    If the ad for a car said it could fly, I don't know about you, but I'd want to see a demonstration before I plunked down some money.
    Exactly, and my cell phone battery still works.

    Q: What is the life expectancy of a battery?

    A: Batteries typically last between 12 to 18 months. The life of a battery is measured in charge/discharge cycles. NiMH & LiIon average 500+ cycles.
    http://www.batterytech.com/faqs.asp

    im not sure how accurate this data is, but it makes more sence that the battery lasts longer than 60-100 fully charged cycles.
    http://www.batterytech.com/faqs.asp

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