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Any good 3rd party X200 batteries? *PICS*

X200, X201, X220 (including equivalent tablet models) and X300, X301 series specific matters only.
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Any good 3rd party X200 batteries? *PICS*

#1 Post by TPFanatic » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:37 pm

Whereas I can get good condition used T500 or T410 genuine batteries off feebay for $10-$15, used OEM batteries for X200 and X201 cannot be found at such a cheap price. Confound these uniquely shaped batteries. It's stupid to pay more for a battery than what I paid for the laptop....

Are there any good 3rd party aftermarket batteries for X200/X201 series?
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Re: Any good 3rd party X200 batteries?

#2 Post by rkawakami » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:48 am

I have just purchased batteries for two "older" Thinkpads; A31p and X300. Both of them were less than $20 apiece (free shipping). The seller also has an X200 battery for about the same price. I may buy one of these for my X200s system(s) based upon the results of these two.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121042940136 A31p
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161002301177 X300
http://www.ebay.com/itm/120912333563 X200

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After the first charge, approximately 1:13 of run time.

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46Wh and 1 charge cycle

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Batteries are Sanyo and was assembled almost two years ago.

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The A31p battery is not exactly the same size as the original since it has a hard time snapping into the battery bay of my A31p. I think it may be that the battery terminals are not precisely aligned to the ones on the motherboard.

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Almost 2 hours of run time, 35Wh charge, assembled 1/16 by JingYi (?).

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This X300 battery has a slightly better fit inside the bay than the A31p.
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Re: Any good 3rd party X200 batteries?

#3 Post by David Ross » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:58 pm

I put a new genuine 42T4658 in my x201t around a year ago, already it is down to 2/3 of its 67Wh capacity, so I decided to replace it recently with aftermarket. I went with a company called CBK USA, the battery is a 42T5210 so lower capacity (57Wh) by design, but it fits in the dock (some aftermarket batteries don't) and the power manager is reporting Panasonic cells. I'm only 19 cycles in, but so far so good.

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Re: Any good 3rd party X200 batteries? *PICS*

#4 Post by Ryccardo » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:10 am

My X201 came with one of these: https://komputerymarkowe.pl/notebooki-p ... 200-6.html (Barcode on top says "NBAT-X200-6")

It's not perfect (shuts off at approx.10%, flimsy eject button, poorly glued feet out of the box) but it's holding well after 2 months of use - allegedly made in march 2017, or so I interpret the bottom barcode -, has a functional thermometer, and of course most importantly, it holds over two hours of web browsing followed by ~16 hours in standby without issue...


I also see Patona makes X20* batteries, had good experience with their camera ones
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Re: Any good 3rd party X200 batteries?

#5 Post by David Ross » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:05 pm

David Ross wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:58 pm
I'm only 19 cycles in, but so far so good.
Just an update: 186 cycles and 4 months in, and still good capacity (max cap is down from 57 to 54wh).

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