Gateway M520 Battery FAQ
1.How Long Will the New Gateway M520 laptop battery Power the Laptop?
Battery run-time on a laptop is difficult to determine.Actual battery running time depends upon the power demands made by the equipment.The use of the screen,the hard drive and other laptop accessories results in an additional drain upon the battery, effectively reducing its running time. The total run-time of the battery is also dependent upon the design of the equipment.Generally,a new Hi-Capacity Gateway M520 battery will run 30% to 50% longer than the old battery did when it was new.
2. How can I maximize Gateway M520 battery performance?
There are several steps you can take to insure that you get maximum performance from your new battery for Gateway M520 notebook:
A. Breaking In New Gateway M520 Laptop battery
new battery come in a discharged condition and must be fully charged before use.It is recommended that you fully charge and discharge your new battery two to four times to allow it to reach its maximum rated capacity.
B. Cleaning the battery contacts with alcohol will help to ensure that the battery is that a good relationship with your laptop. It is recommended that the laptop battery should be cleaned every two months.
C. Exercise Your New buy Gateway M520 Battery
Do not leave your battery dormant for long periods of time. We recommend using the battery at least once every two to three weeks. If a battery has not been used for a long period of time, perform the new battery break in procedure described above.
D. Gateway M520 Battery Storage
If you don't plan on using the battery for a month or more, we recommend storing it in a clean,dry,cool place away from heat and metal objects.Ni-Cd, Ni-MH and Li-Ion batteries will self-discharge during storage;remember to break them in before use.