Whether you need a new battery to replace your old one or a backup for when you do wear out your battery, a Toshiba laptop battery should be relatively easy to find. Knowing what type of battery you need for your laptop is one-step in helping make sure your machine lasts a long time and functions properly. The first step in getting the right battery is determining which one is best for the model of your Toshiba laptop.
There are many batteries compatible with the various brands of Toshiba laptops including the Libretto, Mini Notebook, Portege, Qosmio, Satellite, Satellite Pro and Tecra. For example, if you have a Toshiba Qosmio, you have at least 50 models of batteries from which to choose in this series. If you have an F501, you can find a PA3640U-1BRS that is 100% with your laptop. This battery is also compatible with other Qosmio models including the F50 and F55. This particular battery has 14.4 volts and a 4000 mAh capacity. The eight-cell count battery uses Li-Ion technology.
If you have a laptop in the Libretto series, you can try the Toshiba Primary 6-cell Li-Ion laptop battery that is compatible with the U100 and U105 models. The lightweight, rechargeable battery has a normal life of up to five hours after a three- to eight-hour recharge depending upon the condition of your system. It has a 10.8V x 37Wh capacity and its half-pound design makes it perfect for those who travel on business or work remotely often and need to change batteries when there is no power source available.
Most of these batteries are available at discount prices costing less than $100. However, the cost will depend upon the series of the laptop. A Toshiba laptop battery compatible with some Tecra and Satellite Pro models may cost about $50 while BTI replacement batteries for the Notebook cost just less than $100. When shopping for batteries, though, it is important to buy them new and not used in order to get the maximum power from your battery.
Having a good replacement battery is essential to keeping your laptop in working order whether you are traveling across the country or working in the local coffee shop. Just be sure to find the right type of battery compatible to the model and series of your machine to avoid any undue complications and take as much care of the battery as you do the laptop.