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8 Cell vs 12 Cell Battery

Discussion in 'HP & Compaq' started by Donsell, Dec 6, 2004.

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  1. Donsell

    Donsell Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    I'm getting ready to order either the Compaq R3000 or the Pavilian zv5000 notebook. I ran across the serivice guide and noticed that their are 2 12 cell battery packs for this computer. One has the same specs at the 8 cell, 14.8 V, 4.4 Ah, and high capacity battery with 14.8 V, 6.6 Ah. I assume that the one that you can choose through the customize option is the 6.6 Ah because it says 50% more battery life, but it doesn't list the part number.

    Is there an benefit to the 12 cell vs 8 cell battery if both are 4.4 Ah? And can someone confirm that the 12 cell listed in the customize option is the 6.6 Ah?

    Part Numbers for call batteries:

    12-cell, Li-Ion, 14.8 V, 4.4-Ah 350836-001
    High Capacity 12-cell, Li-Ion, 14.8 V, 6.6-Ah 346971-001
    8-cell, Li-Ion, 14.4 V, 4.4-Ah 346970-001

    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks.

    I found someone locally and confirmed it was the high capasity 12 cell you get. It wouldn't make sense any other way, but sometimes things just don't make sense.
     
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    I can't confirm for u the exact model of the battery, but I can confirm that with a 12 cell, you should get around 3.5 to 4 hours of battery depending on your work load for the zv5000z model.

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    The 12 cell battery that comes with the Pavilion zv5000 is the high capacity one?
    So, how much battery life on average would you get with that?
    Or was thietlong's post about the 12 cell meaning the high capacity 12 cell

    I know.
     
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    I am not 100 percent certain, but most likely, it's the high capacity 12 cell which should get u from 3.5 to 4 hours depending on the tasks at hand.

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    The battery I saw has the part number for the high capacity battery - 346971-001 - printed on it. He had a Compaq 3000z with the Athlon XP 3000+ processor and was getting 3.5 to 4.0 hours.
     
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    From what I have seen and experienced from use and from talking with others, is that you should get about an extra 45 minutes to an hour with the 12-cell versus the 8-cell; well worth the extra $25.
    (2 - 2.5 hrs for 8-cell, 3 - 3.5 hrs. with 12-cell) Run times will vary, of course, depending on what you are runnning while on battey power (using the DVD drive or doing many read/writes to the HD will use more juice, etc.).


    Cheers,

    Stevo

    HP zv5000z: Athlon64_3400+ (2.2GHz) on nForce3 - 1GB DDR333 (Hyundai) - 80GB 5400rpm (Toshiba) - 64MB GeForce4 440 - 15.0" XGA, DVDRW, harman/kardon speakers
     
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