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Powerbook Titanium extended battery

Message #1 - Posted 2003/12/07 - Andy Black

Hi,

A couple of weeks ago I remember seeing an add somewhere for a replacement battery for 15 inch powerbook G4s that was not made by apple and would give about 10% more time per charge. Does anyone know who is making this? I can't for the life of me remember the name of company nor can I remember the web site I saw it on.

Thanks,

Andy

Message #2 - Posted 2003/12/07 - LarryDoc

Previously, Andy Black wrote:

Hi,

A couple of weeks ago I remember seeing an add somewhere for a replacement battery for 15 inch powerbook G4s that was not made by apple and would give about 10% more time per charge. Does anyone know who is making this? I can't for the life of me remember the name of company nor can I remember the web site I saw it on.

Thanks,

Andy

It made by Newer Technology and sold by Other World Computing.

http://eshop.macsales.com/

Just got one and, thusfar, not pleased. It does not function as having any more run-time than the standard issue battery----actually *less* than my other replacement. I've cycled the battery twice (and according to the Apple "Battery Calibration" doc)

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284

It DID increase from the first charge to the second, and perhaps it needs more "training". We'll see.

-LB

Dr. Larry Bickford, O.D.
Family Practice Eye Health & Vision Care

The Eyecare Connection
http//www.eyecarecontacts.com
larrydoc at eye-care-contacts dot com (remove -)

Message #3 - Posted 2003/12/08 - Peter Briggs

LarryDoc wrote:

It made by Newer Technology and sold by Other World Computing.

http://eshop.macsales.com/

Just got one and, thusfar, not pleased. It does not function as having any more run-time than the standard issue battery----actually *less* than my other replacement. I've cycled the battery twice (and according to the Apple "Battery Calibration" doc)

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284

It DID increase from the first charge to the second, and perhaps it needs more "training". We'll see.

I bought a regular "newer" Ti battery a month or so ago...and, let me tell you: Apple really fixed that sucker. Battery life is phenomenal.

Message #4 - Posted 2003/12/08 - Tom Harrington

Previously, Peter Briggs wrote:

Battery life is phenomenal.

How long is "phenomenal", roughly? Just wondering. Even though I've managed to partially revive my old battery, it might be worth an upgrade to get "phenomenal" battery life.

Tom "Tom" Harrington
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Message #5 - Posted 2003/12/08 - LarryDoc

Previously, Tom Harrington wrote:

Previously, Peter Briggs wrote:

Battery life is phenomenal.

How long is "phenomenal", roughly? Just wondering. Even though I've managed to partially revive my old battery, it might be worth an upgrade to get "phenomenal" battery life.

I'm getting 3:40 on the "newer" cica July2003 Apple battery (regular energy "saver" settings.) compared to 2:45 on the Sept 2002 original one, and now but 1:30 on "revived" year-and-a-half old original original that used to be 2:45.

--LB

Dr. Larry Bickford, O.D.
Family Practice Eye Health & Vision Care

The Eyecare Connection
http//www.eyecarecontacts.com
larrydoc at eye-care-contacts dot com (remove -)

Message #6 - Posted 2003/12/09 - Peter Briggs

Tom Harrington wrote:

Battery life is phenomenal.

How long is "phenomenal", roughly? Just wondering. Even though I've managed to partially revive my old battery, it might be worth an upgrade to get "phenomenal" battery life.

I'm not really using my Ti anymore....but, 3 - 4 hours?

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