Mac Mini Mod

Posted by: silentstorm117

Mac Mini Mod - 08/13/12 04:39 PM

Hi,

I was looking into modifying my Mac Mini (2011 model) so that it can run off a 12V DC deep cycle battery such as this (http://www.justkampersaustralia.com/shop/ritar-12v-100ah-agm-deep-cycle-battery-j80360.html). I believe I would need to make some modifications on the Mac Mini and would need some sort of regulator?

Tan
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: Mac Mini Mod - 08/14/12 03:44 AM

Why would you want to do this and for what reason? You lose your Apple warranty also by doing this also.
Posted by: silentstorm117

Re: Mac Mini Mod - 08/14/12 04:35 AM

Hi,

Its for a university project I am currently working on and we need to power it directly from a DC battery and not through mains. Both my supervisor and myself are well aware that it would void warranty.
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: Mac Mini Mod - 08/15/12 04:06 AM

Thanks I appreciate your explanation now.
Posted by: barnettart50

Re: Mac Mini Mod - 08/15/12 07:11 PM

Unless you must prove you can run it off a DC source directly for your project, SilentStorm, I do hope you are aware that you can use a DC-AC power inverter suited to powering your laptop (while you are chasing tornados?).