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Best 9 Cell T60 Battery

#1 Post by nightninja96 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:09 pm

Hello, I am looking to get a new battery for my T60, since Lenovo doesn’t make batteries for the T60 anymore, what’s the next best opting?
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Re: Best 9 Cell T60 Battery

#2 Post by TinkerMan » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:09 pm

eBay

but expect a lot of bad batteries, maybe one in 3 will be decent enough, most batteries will be SANYO, not great, no terrible
W530, 3630QM, 32GB, K2000M
P1, XEON 2176, 32GB ECC, P2000, IPS
X230, 3320M, 16GB, HD4000, IPS
T601F X9000, 8GB, X3100, UXGA FlexView 1600x1200
T61 14" 4:3, T9500, 8GB, NVS140M
T60 14" 4:3, T7600, 3GB, GMA950
P71, 7700HQ, 16GB, P600, IPS
X201, R61i, T430s, T43p

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Re: Best 9 Cell T60 Battery

#3 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:14 pm

Best option ? Used genuine battery by Panasonic.

These last for a ridiculous amount of time IME.
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Re: Best 9 Cell T60 Battery

#4 Post by TPFanatic » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:40 pm

Try to get FRU 42T4620 / ASM 92P1134, this is the specific PN for a Panasonic 9 cell for T60.


An ebay seller who I've bought used ThinkPad batteries from before only has 6 cells right now unfortunately. Only problem blind buying from him is you play the Battery lottery, you may get a [censored] Sanyo or Sony. If it's alright to plug him he is g-electronic.
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Re: Best 9 Cell T60 Battery

#5 Post by TinkerMan » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:12 am

ajkula66 wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:14 pm
Best option ? Used genuine battery by Panasonic.

These last for a ridiculous amount of time IME.
yes, of course, but good luck finding those
they are extremely rare, and even more rare in a good condition
My best panasonic is a 6 cells from 2006 which still holds 51 out of 56 Wh, currently in my middletoned T61 that I use right now to type this comment.
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W530, 3630QM, 32GB, K2000M
P1, XEON 2176, 32GB ECC, P2000, IPS
X230, 3320M, 16GB, HD4000, IPS
T601F X9000, 8GB, X3100, UXGA FlexView 1600x1200
T61 14" 4:3, T9500, 8GB, NVS140M
T60 14" 4:3, T7600, 3GB, GMA950
P71, 7700HQ, 16GB, P600, IPS
X201, R61i, T430s, T43p

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Re: Best 9 Cell T60 Battery

#6 Post by TinkerMan » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:01 am

here is the FRU run down of my T60 and T61 batteries in my possession, NOTE I had 2 more but I gave them away, so they are not included in this list

9 CELLS ON THE STICKER SAYS MADE BY SONY CORP, INSIDE POWER MANAGER SAYS MADE BY SANYO 71 Wh DESIGN, 65 Wh REMAINING, 16 CYCLES
FRU 42T4777
ASM 92P1142

6 CELLS , ON THE BATTERY SAYS MADE BY SONY CORP, POWER MANAGER SAYS SANYO , 47Wh DESIGN, 47Wh REMAINING, 7 CYCLES
FRU 42T4777
ASM 92P1142

NOTE, these 2 batteries have the same sticker, with the same FRU and ASM even though one is 6 cells and the other is 9 cells, I strongly believe these stickers are fake, put on by the counterfeiter to mask the sanyo origin, about a third of the eBay batteries have it.
BOTH are new SANYOs , from 2019, and both inside Power Manager instead of FRU number it says COMPATIBLE

old batteries now

6 CELLS , no manufacturer on sticker, POWER MANAGER SAYS SANYO 56 Wh DESIGN, 36 Wh REMAINING, 39 CYCLES
FRU 42T4621
ASM 92P1138

NOTE: this is an old SANYO from 2009, inside Power Manager it says the same FRU number as on the sticker

6 CELLS, MANUFACTURER NOT MENTIONED ON THE STICKER, POWER MANAGER SAYS PANASONIC, 56 Wh DESIGN, 36 Wh REMAINING, 357 CYCLES
FRU 92P1139
ASM 92P1140
same FRU inside Power Manager, battery from 2006

6 CELLS, MANUFQCTURER NOT MENTIONED ON STICKER, POWER MANAGER SAYS PANASONIC, 56 Wh DESIGN, 51 Wh REMAINING, 111 CYCLES
FRU 92P1139
ASM 92P1140
same FRU inside Power Manager , battery from 2006
W530, 3630QM, 32GB, K2000M
P1, XEON 2176, 32GB ECC, P2000, IPS
X230, 3320M, 16GB, HD4000, IPS
T601F X9000, 8GB, X3100, UXGA FlexView 1600x1200
T61 14" 4:3, T9500, 8GB, NVS140M
T60 14" 4:3, T7600, 3GB, GMA950
P71, 7700HQ, 16GB, P600, IPS
X201, R61i, T430s, T43p

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Re: Best 9 Cell T60 Battery

#7 Post by E350 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:41 pm

"Lenovo" does still make them. I just went through the same search. See the thread below:

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=129039

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Re: Best 9 Cell T60 Battery

#8 Post by boberto19 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:27 am

After perusing many thinkpad battery threads on various forums, I learned a few things:

-All batteries labeled "genuine lenovo" on ebay/Amazon are FAKE- legit lenovo batteries are only available from lenovo, thats why the ebay/amazon knockoffs are so cheap

-these imitation batteries use low grade chinese cells that generally crap out within a year or less, and have sub-design capacity

-I learned about a "legit" chinese battery assembler named KINGSENER that uses strictly grade A Japanese and korean cells (sanyo/LG)

They cost more than the ebay/amazon knockoffs, but offer equal or greater than legit lenovo perforamance.

I bought a Kingsener 72wh battery for my T450s from ali express, and have been more than pleasantly surprised. As good as/better than Lenovo, but less than half the price ($44; price may be different for your model)

After cyclig it a few times, I ran a windows battery report- its design capacity is 72wh, but its real capacity is 75wh. 16 hour battery life with internet browsing and word processing mixed with video here and there is normal now.

Never again going with crappy ebay batteries. Kingsener sells direct on Aliexpress. No I don't work for them, I took a risk ordering based on a random guy's post, but it paid off.

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