Primo Power Core Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Bleh5, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Bleh5 macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Any chance this will charge an 11"/13" MBA? Will it be dog slow?

    It will charge any USB devices, but "[f]or higher powered products such as Netbook computers, the Core features a separate 12 Volt out port"

    Relevant specifications:

    Model Number: PRIMO-CORE-SP
    Battery Capacity: 8200 mAh
    Power Output: DC 5V@2.1A, 12V@2A
    Dimensions: L 130mm x W 75mm x 18mm
    Weight: 233 g / 8.2 oz

    It would be nice to carry a small backup battery that can charge (or at least power) the MBA in a pinch.
  2. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    I don't believe there is a car charger for the MBA, is there? You will need a car charger in order to work with 12VDC output instead of 120-220VAC 50-60Hz.
  3. blimp888 macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2013
    Primo Power Core Battery

    The Primo Power Core Battery has a 12V/2A output port.

    I also have a Hyperjuice 150Wh and the unit comes with a car adapter which fits snugly into the Primo Power Core Battery's 12V jack.

    You will need an Apple Airline Adapter which has a 12V car adapter end, and connects to the MBA's MagSafe port.

    The verdict:

    Yes, the Primo Power Core Battery CAN power my 11" i5 MacBook Air for about 60-70 minutes under normal use (WiFi, surf, emails medium/low brightness), before starting to burn my internal battery... by the way, Apple Airline Adapter does not charge the battery.

    Good Luck.

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