Sony® VAIO F Series Batteries
Buying a battery for your Sony VAIO F Series laptop?
Other than the hardware specification features i.e. Intel Core processors, Ethernet and Wi-Fi cards, and Blu-ray drives, the Sony VAIO F Series laptops come with battery packs (3200mAh,14.8V) that function by providing power to the laptops when not connected to a direct power source. The laptop batteries can support maximum brightness for up to 3 hours, DVD playback for up to 1 hour, and default settings for up to 3 hours. However, with continued use, the batteries are most likely to wear out, either due to power spikes or incorrect power voltages. Thus, the user needs to be aware of:
- Battery description
- Battery specification
- Extending the battery life
Unlike the preinstalled battery, the replacement laptop battery pack is made up of Li-ion cells. This exceeds the manufacturer’s specification of the original battery with an extended runtime, without affecting the memory. In addition, it comes with a one-year warranty, plus a 30-day money-back guarantee. With this battery, the user is able to run the computer from anywhere. It is easy to carry and does not have compatibility issues with the Sony VAIO F Series laptop.
The laptop has a voltage capacity of 14.8 V with 3200mAh. It is made of Li-ion cells that exceed the default battery expectations. To charge the battery, Lithium T-Series Charger, model number BC-TR1 can be used. Other battery models that can be used with the laptop include Sony VAIO PCGA-BP1N (3200mAh, 14.8V), Sony VAIO PCG-711 (3200mAh, 14.8V), and Sony VAIO PCG-933A (3200mAh, 14.8V) battery pack models.
Extending the battery life
To avoid being in a situation where the laptop battery runs out sooner than expected, the following tips can be applied: Ensure that the screensaver is blank, i.e. grey, and activates within a few minutes of inactivity. Avoid using screensavers with graphics and sounds as they drain the power much faster. The hard drive is a mechanical device and, thus, generates power to function; limited access and use of the hard drive reduces the power requirements for the hard drive to work. Applications like antivirus software should be scheduled to run only when the laptop is attached to a power source and not running on battery, as the software makes use of the hard drive while executing.
USB devices have been designed to draw power from the laptop and, thus, the user should ensure that these devices are not plugged into his or her Sony VAIO F Series laptop, to minimize the power being drawn. Software that put more demands on the laptop’s processor are less likely to use more power as compared to the ones that read and write often to the disk when running.