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Alternate Battery for my laptop, will it work? Answered

I got my laptop with a dead battery and I got my laptop from a liquidation sale, now my laptop use one of those battery packs that have a bunch of batteries the size of a AA. Their total voltage is around 14.4v as the battery pack says so, meaning each of the 8 batteries is about 1.8v. The batteries are lithium ion ones but I want to know if it would work to make a battery pack of my own out of alkaline batteries? I got a whole bunch from disposable cameras and want to use them. Now besides that the power adapter says it outputs 18.5v. So which one should I follow when making the battery pack? I will be hooking the alternative battery pack to the contacts the dead battery was so I guess I should make a battery pack around 14.4v. Any comments? Would this work?

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Joe Martin

9 years ago

Getting battery re-celled would be the best option. When it comes to making battery packs it can be pretty dangerous and could potentially put your life at risk. I would rather go without a battery and save to get it done professionally rather than attempting to do it myself.

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fwjs28

9 years ago

if you use the battery pack with alkaline DO NOT PLUG IN THE LAPTOP, the batteries will explode/leak/catch on fire/burn...so i wouldn't recomend it..and for making you would follow teh 14.4...the extra 4 volts from the power line are for brighter lights and faster hdd rpm and to charge the battery while its on...all in all, just buy a bunch of batteries that are rechargeable..or buy a new battery pack...