YoYo Power Adapter on ibook?

Posted by: griffer

YoYo Power Adapter on ibook? - 01/02/06 01:03 PM

A mate has just gotten an old ibook it's a 500 or 600 mhz model (can't remember).
I have a yoyo style power adapter for my powerbook g3, will that work in the ibook? Or is the plug different?
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re:YoYo Power Adapter on ibook? - 01/02/06 01:39 PM

It should wortk as long as it's a iBook. Just flip over the iBook and check the voltage rating and then look on the charger. I think they use like 18 something volts.
Posted by: JediJoker7169

Re:YoYo Power Adapter on ibook? - 01/02/06 08:58 PM

The Snow iBook G3s use the same power adapter as the new G4 iBs and PBs.
Posted by: griffer

Re:YoYo Power Adapter on ibook? - 01/03/06 04:30 AM

K, well the voltage rating is the same, only problem is the plug... Might be easier to dig up an old adapter somewhere...
Posted by: krusher117

Re:YoYo Power Adapter on ibook? - 01/03/06 05:53 AM

you might also check with Madsonline. They sell aftermarket adapters and you might get one cheaper. They have the distinction of being smaller than the apple power bricks too
http://madsonline.com/
Posted by: mordaskyt

Re:YoYo Power Adapter on ibook? - 01/03/06 08:19 AM

The oldest generation of white iBooks shipped with a yo yo adaptor but with the newer, smaller plug on the end (my old ibook 500 uses one) it will not fit the older, larger plug style from the G3 powerbooks and Clamshell iBooks, It will work with any current powerbook or iBook adaptor. I have seen an adaptor that will allow the older supply to work with the newer books, here it is...

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/MadsonLine/APPGEN/
Posted by: JediJoker7169

Re:YoYo Power Adapter on ibook? - 01/03/06 11:52 PM

mordaskyt wrote:
Quote:
I have seen an adaptor that will allow the older supply to work with the newer books, here it is... http://eshop.macsales.com/item/MadsonLine/APPGEN/

Might as well get that direct from MadsonLine...
Posted by: griffer

Re:YoYo Power Adapter on ibook? - 01/04/06 03:39 AM

Cool thx guys... Might check the local electronics store and see if im able to get some plugs. But if im out of luck that plug at owc is a good solution.

Post edited by: Griffer, at: 2006/01/04 11:41