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Can I replace my 11.1V battery with a 10.8V one?

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  1. CamiKitti

    CamiKitti Thread Starter

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    Are those two volts interchangeable? Will it affect my laptop if I go to the 10.8V? I'm looking to purchase a replacement for my current battery, which can barely hold charge for half an hour due to keeping it constantly plugged in over many years. I currently have one with 3500 mAH and I'm looking for Sony ones that can last longer on eBay.

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  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    What's the complete model number of that Sony VAIO laptop?

    It'll be 2 sets of characters with a dash in the middle.

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    I wouldn't buy one on eBay.

    I'd buy one from a reputable company.

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  3. CamiKitti

    CamiKitti Thread Starter

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    Oh, yeah.
    VPCEB32FM/WI or PCG-71312L
     
  4. flavallee

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    Here is the support site for the Sony VAIO VPCEB32FM/WI laptop.

    You might want to add and save this site in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it when needed.

    The site unfortunately doesn't provide complete specs on the battery.

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    I'm assuming you're currently using the original battery and power adapter that came with that laptop.

    You need to document their input/output, voltage, amps, etc. ratings.

    That laptop may accept a 10.8 volt battery, but you may have a problem with the power adapter charging it.

    A laptop can be real finicky about a replacement battery and power adapter, so it's best to stick with the ratings that it's designed for.

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  5. CamiKitti

    CamiKitti Thread Starter

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    Thank you. I'll see what I can find.
     
  6. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    I did some researching before my last reply to you, and a replacement battery doesn't come cheap for that model laptop.

    You may have little choice but to leave that laptop connected to the power adapter when using it.

    Anyway, good luck.

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  7. marbski

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    yes you can, replace it.
     
  8. CamiKitti

    CamiKitti Thread Starter

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    Thank you flavalee and marbski.
     
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