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T480 Batteries Compatibility with old T4xx Series

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T480 Batteries Compatibility with old T4xx Series

#1 Post by agarza » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:03 am

I've ordered a new T480 which is yet to arrive. Ordered it with the 72Wh battery. Also have a T460p using the slim 3-cell battery FRU 45N1775

According to this page
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/accessorie ... 4X50M08810
The part number for T470 3-cell battery is 4X50M08810

Will ordering a battery with this FRU 0C52861 work with the T480.

Are the batteries starting from the T440/T440s all the way to the T480 are interchangeable or if there's difference what is it?
Current
T440p:
Core i7-4710MQ|16GB RAM|Intel 200GB SSD| 14.1" AUO IPS FHD|Win 7 Pro|T450 Trackpad|Backlit keyboard|2nd Caddy

T460p:
Core i5-6300HQ|16GB RAM|lPNY 256GB SSD| 14.1" Panasonic IPS WQHD|Win 7 Pro
Past: T420 HD+, X61s XGA, T61 14" SXGA+, T42p 14.1 SXGA+, T30, A22e

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Re: T480 Batteries Compatibility with old T4xx Series

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:21 am

agarza wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:03 am
I've ordered a new T480 which is yet to arrive. Ordered it with the 72Wh battery. Also have a T460p using the slim 3-cell battery FRU 45N1775

According to this page
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/accessorie ... 4X50M08810
The part number for T470 3-cell battery is 4X50M08810

Will ordering a battery with this FRU 0C52861 work with the T480.

Are the batteries starting from the T440/T440s all the way to the T480 are interchangeable or if there's difference what is it?
The T470 and T480 seem to take battery number 61, while the T440-T460 seem to take battery number 68. I wonder if this is a xx20 series vs xx30 series 55/70 battery thing with a new security chip against counterfeits.

EDIT: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... attery_68/ They aren't interchangeable, nor even the same size.
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Re: T480 Batteries Compatibility with old T4xx Series

#3 Post by agarza » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:36 am

That's what I was looking for, thanks.
Good thing on the T480 is you can run on internal battery only if you don't need to use it, i.e at home. The bulge is not comfortable when using the laptop on your lap
Current
T440p:
Core i7-4710MQ|16GB RAM|Intel 200GB SSD| 14.1" AUO IPS FHD|Win 7 Pro|T450 Trackpad|Backlit keyboard|2nd Caddy

T460p:
Core i5-6300HQ|16GB RAM|lPNY 256GB SSD| 14.1" Panasonic IPS WQHD|Win 7 Pro
Past: T420 HD+, X61s XGA, T61 14" SXGA+, T42p 14.1 SXGA+, T30, A22e

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Re: T480 Batteries Compatibility with old T4xx Series

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:39 am

agarza wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:36 am
That's what I was looking for, thanks.
Good thing on the T480 is you can run on internal battery only if you don't need to use it, i.e at home. The bulge is not comfortable when using the laptop on your lap
Umm...you can get a slim 3 cell for it so that the battery is flush with the bottom.
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Re: T480 Batteries Compatibility with old T4xx Series

#5 Post by agarza » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:13 am

Yeah I know, I'll have to call Lenovo Mexico and see if they handle 3-cell batteries for T480, can't see it on their MX site
Current
T440p:
Core i7-4710MQ|16GB RAM|Intel 200GB SSD| 14.1" AUO IPS FHD|Win 7 Pro|T450 Trackpad|Backlit keyboard|2nd Caddy

T460p:
Core i5-6300HQ|16GB RAM|lPNY 256GB SSD| 14.1" Panasonic IPS WQHD|Win 7 Pro
Past: T420 HD+, X61s XGA, T61 14" SXGA+, T42p 14.1 SXGA+, T30, A22e

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