Alternative way to charge an MBP battery (not in the notebook)

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  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    I'm looking to buy an extra MBP battery, because one just won't cut it.
    I'm in a situation where I need to use my MBP for 8 hours straight without any power outlet at my disposal.

    Now I was wondering if there's an alternative way to charge an MBP internal battery, externally? Because it would be a real pain to change batteries each time I want to recharge one of them.

    Or, are there any alternatives you know of to suit my needs?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    My university's tech department uses several of THESE to charge their library loaner Macbook batteries between checkouts. I asked them about it once as I was having the need to keep two batteries charged. Said that it helps with conditioning as well.
     
  3. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that looks really interesting.
     
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Quite welcome :). And that brand is good - I have a couple hard drive docks from them. And as far as the reseller - OtherWorldComputing - they are excellent as well and do a lot of international business. I have one of their SSDs in my iMac.
     
  5. blueroom macrumors 603

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    A HyperMac MB060 would also work. Probably cheaper too.
     
  6. Dharma Logos macrumors newbie

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    Can you change the battery without voiding Apple's warranty?
     
  7. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    For the new laptops without removable batteries, no you can't. The previous generation has external batteries that are removable with a simple coin twist of a lock.
     
  8. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can get a HyperMac MBP150 for €200 (second hand).
    Which is about the same price as an extra removable battery + charging station.

    Which option would you recommend & why?
     
  9. blueroom macrumors 603

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    The 150 is a big battery. It'll work great with your MBP.
     

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