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Sunday, November 05, 2006

How Notebook Batteries Work and Why They Explode

Calvin Chu from mobilityguru.com loves nothing more than dissecting hardware devices to see how they work. This time, he decided to take a laptop battery apart. Join him as he explains battery technologies and shows you why they sometimes fail. BOOM!

It's fair to say each of us has an inner geek that thinks differently, so I'm going to try to explain batteries a couple of different ways. Basically, I'll explain how batteries work from a high level, then, I'll dissect my notebook batteries and show you how they tick. Along the way, I'll go over care of batteries, and safety and longevity considerations.

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