Which Battery to Buy?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Epsilon88, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Epsilon88 macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2009
    I'm the market for a Powerbook 12" battery - whichever can give me the most capacity. The Apple Canada store sells it for a ridiculous $160. I've searched on eBay and come up with a bunch of results, which can be accessed here. There are batteries as low as $30!

    Any recommendations on which battery? What's the difference between the different mAH types? Some are 5200 while others are 4400. How do I know if one third party battery will give me more running time than another... is it based on mAH? Will these batteries be significantly inferior to Apple's? Apple's battery has fairly bad reviews.

  2. BittenApple macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2008
    The cheaper ones tend to go bad often or don't hold the charge that its advertised for. I recommend buying this battery from OWC.
  3. Epsilon88 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2009
    That looks like a fantastic battery! Unfortunately it costs about one third of the computer's value. I suppose it would be a waste to buy a $30 one, though. :(

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