Closed Running a desktop computer from laptop battery Tags: Power Supplies Battery Desktops Laptop Battery Components Last response: September 16, 2012 10:54 AM in Components Share ehanger September 15, 2012 9:48:49 PM 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. More about : running desktop computer laptop battery Best solution Brett928S2 a b ) Power supply September 15, 2012 11:06:13 PM 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 noob2222 September 15, 2012 11:24:39 PM not more than a couple of minutes anyway. http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=27&tab=... at 200W, the 1500va battery will run for 33 minutes and weighs 26+ lbs. at 500W, you get 10 minutes. Related resources My desktop thinks its running on battery power - Forum Compaq Desktop Computer onboard battery - Forum M17-R1 Alienware laptop battery not charging - Forum Help I want to take my laptop and build a portable desktop computer - Forum Clevo Laptop Battery Life? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ehanger September 16, 2012 1:27:56 AM 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 ehanger September 16, 2012 1:28:39 AM Best answer selected by ehanger. Mousemonkey a b ) Power supply September 16, 2012 10:54:35 AM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCheap laptop with decent battery life ForumLaptop will not run off battery power ForumDVD burner running from laptop battery ? ForumLooking for laptop with longest battery when doing stuff (like gaming) ForumLooking for a laptop with battery life ForumLaptop Battery Weird Behavior ForumDesktop replacement laptop , runs diablo 3 ForumLaptop CPU not running at clock speed ForumI think my desktop 's battery is running low ForumHow to fix my Laptop Battery Forum$2k Laptop - performance + battery life? ForumSSD in laptop or desktop ? ForumWay to put 3pin fan to PWM? ForumWhat is the most expensive computer part you have bought? ForumUSB hub stops PC from sleeping More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !