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Killist
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6 Cell battery for Thinkpad T460

Hello,

I'm looking to get a external 6cell battery for the Thinkpad T460. 

I cant seem to find one on the Lenovo website. 

I looked at other computer store websites but I cant find a 6cell battery for T460.

I see ones for T440 or T450 but nothing for T460.

Will the batteries for T440 or T450 work for T460?

Also, am I correct in thinking that the battey with code'0C52862' will work for the T460?

 

Thanks in advance,

Jason

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Re: 6 Cell battery for Thinkpad T460

Hi Jason,

  
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you again.

As I understand that you have query regarding Battery compatibilty in T460 

According to Lenovo OCM, P/N-0C52862 is compatible with both T450 and T460.

So there will be no issues while using in T460. Infact T450 and T460 uses same batteries according to their parts list

  

I hope the above information helped you.

Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

 

Regards,
Prabhansh
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Re: 6 Cell battery for Thinkpad T460

I am going to jump in here and add to this that I keep finding the information on Lenovo's website to be less than acceptable especially regarding battery compatibility and information.

I have over a dozen Thinkpad models at my disposal (from T400's to T450's, and X230's to X260's) and just lately was asked by someone to look into battery options for the X260. Take a look at this page: https://support.lenovo.com/ch/en/solutions/pd027968

 

There are 2 batteries shown - the 3-cell 23.5Wh (68) and the 6-cell 72Wh (68+). But there is no mention of the 6-cell 47Wh battery (also 68+). But how did I get to this page? After searching and searching ... and more searching ... through PSREF's, part number sheets etc ... I looked at the FRU on the battery of an X260 I bought recently (45N1735) and searched for it online -> On the bottom of the second page of Google search was the very first Lenovo link ... the above linked-to page.

But when I bought this X260 the only battery options given to me were the 6-cell 72Wh and 6-cell 47Wh - no 3-cell 23.5Wh option whatsoever. And even though the part number of the 6-cell 47Wh is on the page (45N1735) there is no mention of it's Wh's or anything else to distingush it from the 72Wh. And now, if you look at this page under 'Hardware compatibility' for both batteries it's written 'ThinkPad T440s' and below that 'Note: For the latest updates on the compatible systems, please refer to the Accessories Compatibility Guide.'. Then you go to this 'Accessories Compatibility Guide' and end up having to download an Excel spreadsheet (no, I am not kidding!). REALLY Lenovo!?!?

 

How about going to http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ch/en/partslookup ... well I look up my battery's FRU and get some feedback. But glance at the compatibility list and the X260 is not there - Hey, Lenovo, you do realise you are selling the X270 already!?

 

But how would a non-tech-savvy person go about looking for a battery for this X260? By going here http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/chargers-and-batteries/c/chargers-and-batteries?menu-id=cha... ... select the tick box for batteries in the top-left selection area, and then ... what? Scroll through 4 pages of batteries? Where is the selection of Thinkpad make, model etc? How would anyone know off the top of their head that they are looking only for a 68 or 68+ battery? But ok, I scroll through all the page and only find a single 68x battery http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/chargers-and-batteries/batteries/BATT-BO-Thinkpad-Battery-6... which is the 6-cell 72Wh battery (the largest and heaviest) and where it states 'The Lenovo ThinkPad Battery 68+ is compatible with W550, T440, T440s, L450, T450s, T450, T550, X250 and X240 systems.' - Oh shucks, I guess it's not compatible with my X260 ... Come on.

Lenovo, this - is - a - total - mess - !

My Thinkpad History since 1998: 760C, 380ED, 600X, T21, T23, T30, R30, R31, T40, T40p, R51, T41, T42, T43, T60, R61, X31, X61, T61, T400, T420, T440p.
Current Personal Thinkpads: R61, T400, T420, T440p - Other Thinkpads regularly handled currently: T430, T440, X230, X240, X250, X260
Killist
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Re: 6 Cell battery for Thinkpad T460

Thank you for the replies!

They were much quicker than I expected.

 

I'm curious why it is so difficult to find the matching batteries when battery was one of the reasons why I went with Lenovo Thinkpad in the first place.

 

Cheers,

Jason

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Re: 6 Cell battery for Thinkpad T460


@Killist wrote:

Thank you for the replies!

They were much quicker than I expected.

 

I'm curious why it is so difficult to find the matching batteries when battery was one of the reasons why I went with Lenovo Thinkpad in the first place.

 


Hey again, 

 

Actually the answer was available on both the system parts which is T450 and T460 batteries FRUs are same fo both the system but in Lenovo Shop they have mentioned Marketing Part #0C52862 instead of Service part number (FRU) which is 45N1135, 45N1137.

So to avoid the confusion compatible accessories can be get from Lenovo Options Compatibility Matrix

 

I hope my information was useful to you Smiley Happy and hence your query was resolved. Do visit Lenovo Forums whenever you have further queries. 

 

Cheers,

Prabhansh  

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Killist
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Re: 6 Cell battery for Thinkpad T460

Hi Prabhansh,

 

I can't seem to open the Options Compatibility Matrix Excel file on my computer.

 

If the service part number is different, does that mean the 0C52862 battery will not fit T460 model?

 

 

Sorry I'm not quite good with tech stuff

 

Jason

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Re: 6 Cell battery for Thinkpad T460


@Killist wrote:

Hi Prabhansh,

 

I can't seem to open the Options Compatibility Matrix Excel file on my computer.

 

If the service part number is different, does that mean the 0C52862 battery will not fit T460 model?

 

 

Sorry I'm not quite good with tech stuff

 

Jason


Hey Jason, 

 

The simple answer is yes it will work fine with your T460 system I have confirmed with OCM and posted then here.

Do let us know if you have further queries.

 

Cheers, 
Prabhansh

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