YAY got my hypermac 60w external battery for my revb MBA

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  1. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Cool I'm going to be updating this as I am using this. Mainly its for school since I don't want to be contrained by accessing a/c outlets. Definitely a luxury item for sure, but hell you only live once.:p
     

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    here are the rest of the pics. overall great construction and quality (it better be for 230 with shipping and taxes). However, how do I tell its done charging, or even if its charging in the first place.
     

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    LED on the power brick should turn from red to green according to Sanho.
     
  4. ltsching macrumors member

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    I have been using one with my Air for the past few weeks mostly on planes. I find that it is most efficient to plug it to the computer when the computer's battery is fully charged. It usually gives me twice the battery life.
     
  5. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    as mine does, but my power/charge jack is very loose...and the light alternates when i wiggle it.

    im sending mine back for replacement.
     
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    What I don't understand is why for the larger models the adapter does not have a changing indicator. It's annoying since the only way is to manually check.
     
  7. 1rottenapple thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yay there's really no way 100% for sure how to check the level since its inaccurate. so far i think its pretty useful as i've been charging my iphone and other people's iphone in class. looking to use my mac tomorrow at the lib but at least i'm not hampered by the lack of a/c...
     
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    ...and your teacher said nothing?:(
     
  9. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    thats because the larger ones use a totally different power brick, i believe more amperage and a little different design.
     
  10. 1rottenapple thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ummm I'm 27 in grad school. We have 9hr days at school with breaks in between. Our teachers are called professors. No our professor did not say anything as we are all adults I hooked up their iPhones in between.
     
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    What is the voltage output on the 60w model?
     
  12. 1rottenapple thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no clue lol email hypermac... they tend to be very responsive to emails.

    Using it at the library... There batter estimates are definitely overly optimistic. I think 7-8 hours on a fully charged mba with a hypermac external 60w is more realistic.
     
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    So, did you have some numbers?
    I'm mainly interested in hear about the capacity of recharge MBA, how long the charge lasts in hours, and how long does the Hypermac takes to recharge.
     
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    Ok according to the email from hypermac, it takes 2.5 hours to charge the external batt, with an additional 1hr to top it off.

    I used it today and the external batt lasted for about 5hrs. Hmmm not sure if this was worth the 230 I spent. So about 5hrs plus 3hours equals 8 hrs. Hmmmmmm interesting.
     
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    I know I can browse, however I'a bit lazy.
    How much does the hypermac you bought weighs?
     
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    more testing at the library. started out with a battery charge 100% and the session started around 1pm, brightness on 90%. I was 25% wireless, few web browsing. Mainly word, text edit, preview (for pdfs). Safari for research. its not 512pm, and 1 light left on the hypermac 60w charager. hmmmmmm... i'm gonna go all night on battery power and see what type of numbers I'll get since I gotta finish this draft and work on another document.

    just switched to battery power after the hypecmac ran out of power. so about 5 hrs on hypermac with 90-100% brightness. gonna go the rest of the night on battery power alone.

    final edit: ok finish testing. 5 hours of hypermac power, and three hours of battery power results in a total of 8 hours of battery power. overall, this seems like the regular figure most people have gotten with the 60w battery on this forum.

    I wonder how much will lowering the display have? Perhaps that's another test one day, however, given the size of the battery, I think it is pretty accurate. Just not the 11 hours that hypermac claims this device is capable of.
     
  18. reid-o macrumors newbie

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    This is exactly what I'm looking for. I bought my Air primarily for Powerpoint presentations, and sometimes I have to park my laptop in some strange place without power.
    I also bring my air to classes at night.

    I have a question. Are you carrying around your AC adapter along with the unit? I'm assuming no, as it's intended to replace the adapter.


    Also I'm awaiting numbers with the unit at full brightness, although I may end up getting it before you post again :)
     
  19. 1rottenapple thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no i definitely do NOT carry the A/C adapter as that would defeat the purpose. Interestingly, I bought a macbook pro, so I am selling the hypermac. PM me if you are interested... it cost 199+30 shipping depending on the location. Check out my thread in the marketplace.
     
  20. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I was thinking about buying one of these for when I take long flights that don't have power in the seats. I don't need it for local use as I get plenty out of the battery for daily use.

    Can anyone tell me, is it too big to carry in a small tote that has about two times the size of the charger left for carrying the Hypermac battery? And, perhaps more importantly, what size should I buy for six full hours of use? And will that size be more than double the size of the power brick?
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Of course they are different, but it still doesn't justify them not putting an indicator in it.

    Buy the 222Wh model and you'll be set for life!

    Of course it does weight about twice as much as the MacBook Air itself.
     

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