powerbook battery replacement/upgrade?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by qtip919, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Jul 24, 2002
    #1
    Hi,

    I noticed that the new powerbooks have batteries with longer batttery life. Is it possible to use these new batteries in older Al powerbooks?

    I have a 1.5ghz AL powerbook purchase last summer and was hoping for more battery life :)
     
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    caveman_uk

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    Feb 17, 2003
    Location:
    Hitchin, Herts, UK
    #2
    The batteries are the same. The extra battery life comes from the laptop itslef being more energy efficient. Specifically the processor can now step down to 1/4 of max speed as well as 1/2 (which is what it did before). This lower clockspeed and concomitant lower voltage allows the battery to last longer.

    Also the RAM is marginally more energy efficient.
     

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