FROM APPLE COMPUTER: All Apple
computers contain an internal battery that runs the
system and the internal clock. Except for the early Macs,
these clock batteries are either lithium (metal) or
Apple PowerBook computers also use
batteries that supply power for mobile computing. Current
products use lithium ion batteries because of the need
for improved battery efficiency. These newer battery
technologies do not pose the same environmental risks
associated with older technology batteries containing
lead or cadmium.
Batteries generally do not have as
long a life as the products in which they are used and
are usually replaced before the product is replaced.
Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) and lead acid batteries, used in
earlier Apple computers, may pose health and
environmental risks if not disposed of properly. These
batteries should not be sent to landfills with municipal
garbage. These batteries require special handling.
How do I dispose of/recycle my
- Various states have bans that
prohibit the disposal of Ni-Cd batteries in municipal
garbage. These states include Florida, Iowa, Maine,
Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
- Recycle or dispose of Ni-Cd
batteries in accordance with your local environmental
guidelines. Apple Ni-Cd batteries can be returned to
your local Apple Service Provider (ASP). To locate
your nearest ASP, go to buy.apple.com.
- Call your local or regional
solid waste agency or recycling organizations to find
out about battery disposal options. For more
information, contact an Apple authorized dealer or
service provider in your area or call
What is Apple doing to reduce the
environmental impact of batteries?
- Favoring rechargeable batteries
to reduce the resource consumption required in the
production of new batteries.
- Utilizing more
environmentally-sound battery chemistries, including
new technologies as they become available.
- Labeling batteries with their
battery chemistries to help identify their
constituents and facilitate proper recycling and
- Avoiding batteries that contain
lead, cadmium and/or mercury.
In order to prevent potential
hazards from batteries:
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- Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations on how the battery should be
- Use the battery until it can no
longer provide the power you need to operate the
- Dispose of the battery
properly. Look for battery collection programs offered
by local municipalities, retail outlets and
know that many of you rely on us for the freshest highest
quality 3.6 Volt 1200 mAh Mac PRAM/Clock batteries. We
are now buying our 3.6V cells from ULTRAlife Battery as
they make a top quality product. Our battery specs meet
or exceed system requirements. We think you will be very
happy with our new label. Remember nobody sells fresher
batteries that we do. The manufacture date is stamped
right on the battery.
SELLS FRESHER BATTERIES THAN WE DO! NO ONE SELLS THE SAME
BATTERY FOR LESS DELIVERED!
looking at some of the pram batteries sold by our
competition. No one sells batteries for less than we
do (delivered price), and no one sells fresher
batteries that we do. I saw a couple who advertised lower
prices but by the time you paid shipping and handling you
end up paying substantially more. What really bothers me
though is some of these low priced specials were lower
milliamp batteries. Before buying any 3.6 V Lithium
Battery that fit in most of the Macs make sure the
batteries you are getting are 1200 mAh. Remember we
import these batteries direct and they are not made
before we order. While lithium batteries have a long
shelf life (up to 10 years), most batteries in the states
these days are several years old. Ours are no more than 6
months from the date they were created. The manufacture
date is stamped right on the battery.
pricing laptop batteries you should always compare the
milliamp hour rating (shown as mAH). Sometimes a bargain
is not a bargain if it doesn't last long in your laptop.
More is always better.
recently had someone ask if we had the safer Lithium Ion
Batteries in the standard 3.6V 1/2AA configuration. He
wondered why Apple hadn't moved to this configuration.
Here is my reply:
handling many many thousands of both old and new 3.6V
Lithium batteries, and pulling them from 20 year old
machines up to today's latest, I can't say I have ever
worried about the safety and reliability of the Lithiums.
What amazes me is to find batteries still holding the
proper charge after all that time. I read almost as much
about Lithium Ion batteries exploding as I do the regular
lithium. It seems that if you expose batteries to high
heat, certain types of punctures, or shorting, you can
expect bad results not matter what they are made of. I
know of no one who makes a Lithium Ion of the proper
size. It seems like whatever physically is close to that
size is only 3 Volt and any with the proper voltage are
twice that size. It may be the nature of the materials
but I am no engineer.
rule to live by: I highly recommend you not puncture,
heat up, or short out any type of battery.
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