Powerbook Battery Question.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Capt Underpants, May 17, 2004.

  1. macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    I'm not new to the forums, but I am a recent switcher. I was thinking about getting a UPS for my new Powerbook, but I had just one question. Will the powerbook battery act as a UPS incase the power goes out, or there are brownouts? One would think the battery would kick in right away. Is this true? Will the PB battery protect the PB during a power outage?
  2. macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    yes it will, but it probably better for the power adaptor for it not to get turn on and off very quickly, but i am sure the quality control ppl actually tested it. it wouldn't hurt to use a battery backup. for me personally, i just use good surge supressor to prevent from a powerspike. if you ever had a computer fried my lighting its a sad sad sad sight nad it doesn't smell good either. i.e. the power adaptor won't prevent your PB from lighting.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Home of Al-Qaida
    You can easily test this by unplugging the power cord or turning off the power strip/surge protector.

    As for good surge protector (and I don't mean your run of the mill Belkin or APC brand ones), check out brickwall.com. Yes, they're pricey, but you wanted cheap, you wouldn't buy a Mac in the 1st place.

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