@lyndon Mine have been Sanyo. One was crap early on but I was so busy I didn't push for a replacement. I'd keep a close eye on the health of it for the first few weeks, wherever it came from. I set mine to charge to 80% of max, which helps battery longevity.
@lyndon An 80% charge tends to be the figure for Lithium-Polymer (Lipo) batteries in general.
@proactiveservices Thanks for that! I thought that might have been the case since I know they have their own little firmware that handles stuff
@lyndon tl;dr is edit /etc/tlp.conf and uncomment the START_CHARGE_THRESH_ and STOP_CHARGE_THRESH_ lines.
`tlp-stat` shows current settings,
@lyndon I've used them once, it was fine. HP Pavillion. Honestly, never had a bad third party battery, but I stay away from the most shady and YMMV.
I'll need a new battery for my X250 eventually. Would appreciate some UK-based recommendations.
@syntax I think Green Cell have stock in the UK as their site seems to have in £s Amazon also had some I saw, will see how it is and report back
@lyndon I have a lot of experience with Green Cell. Polish rebrand of Chinese batteries. Sounds like a bad thing, but what isn't a Chinese rebrand now days?
They have a really good internal quality control of this imports, and that's what differentiates them from buying straight from China.
They also have a good return policies, so you're not risking anything :)
@vol Awesome, their site did look quite legitimate and limited reviews I saw were mostly positive, even the batteries manual had well formed English which is something I always watch out for.
I have had good experience with one or two Chinese brands; shout out to MPow, they gave me great customer service for £10-£20 devices
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