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Running a desktop computer from laptop battery

Considerations of battery life aside (and also of how to wire the battery to the psu), could a laptop battery even produce enough current to run desktop components?

I was pondering the thought of making a DIY laptop and how many challenges you would run into, and this one struck me as being one of the hardest.
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    Hi :)

    I own a laptop repair company...

    The answer is NO unless you have a stack of batteries and an inverter...

    Even then , if YOU have to ask the question, you dont know enough about electrics to do it...

    So no....lol :)

    All the best Brett :)
  2. not more than a couple of minutes anyway.

    http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=27&tab=models

    at 200W, the 1500va battery will run for 33 minutes and weighs 26+ lbs. at 500W, you get 10 minutes.
  3. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    I own a laptop repair company...

    The answer is NO unless you have a stack of batteries and an inverter...

    Even then , if YOU have to ask the question, you dont know enough about electrics to do it...

    So no....lol :)

    All the best Brett :)



    haha, I may be ignorant now on the subject of comp/electrical engineering as a first semester freshman, but hopefully in 4-5 years time I'll be an expert on this stuff
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