What is safest between these two batteries?

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  1. macpokerstars macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2010

    I have an old Macbook Pro from 2006 to act a server at a remote location, without me being around for a long time.

    This laptop doesn't have a battery and I want it to have one, just in case there is a power outage for a split second.

    My concerns are safety-related. I don't want it to catch fire after a prolonged period of time.

    I have a choice between:
    -a NEW NON-genuine battery on ebay
    -a USED GENUINE battery that only lasts 20 minutes

    Which of these options is the safest, given that the battery will never actually be used, since it will always be connected to the wall?
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    I guess to answer your question it would be safest to go with whatever is genuine. I wouldn't purchase such a poor quality battery though.

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