Can I buy an external Battery for Macbook Air 2008?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kateharp, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. kateharp macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2013
    Is it possible to buy an "external" battery I can connect to my old macbook air 2008? I want to use it as a back up for a few hours when mine dies. Here is what the outlet looks like (attached). It also has 1 usb port. I have done research on Amazon to try to find something like this but it's very confusing to me what exactly I would be buying and and whether it would work on an old macbook air. When I post a question on Amazon I get all kinds of yes/no answers. Thanks! Kate[​IMG]
  2. venom600 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Any battery that works with MagSafe notebooks should work with yours.
  3. Boyd01 macrumors 601


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    I don't think so. Apple changed the Magsafe design in 2012 IIRC. Current adapters are Magsafe2 and they will not fit your 2008 MBA. My 2008 MBP power cord will not fit my 2013 MBA for example. See this:

    Computers that use the 45W MagSafe Adapter
    • MacBook Air (Mid 2009)
    • MacBook Air (Late 2008)
    • MacBook Air (Original)
    Note: Adapters that shipped with the MacBook Air (Original), MacBook Air (Late 2008), and MacBook Air (Mid 2009) are not recommended for use with MacBook Air (Late 2010) models. When possible, use your computer's original adapter or a newer adapter.
  4. venom600 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    That's why I stated any magsafe connector should work. I didn't mention MagSafe 2 at all.

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