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could you use EV batteries to power your laptop??

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rheazombi, May 19, 2009.

  1. Rheazombi

    Rheazombi Member

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    The battery pack thread and the stupid questions thread has got me thinking...

    could you use EV li-ion batteries to power your laptop? I see EV batteries with 150 AH can be a few hundred bucks online (I checked here http://www.evcomponents.com ), versus my 7.66 AH(? 11.1 v with 85 wH) laptop battery which also cost a couple hundred bucks... or is it a voltage problem??

    by the way, I don't have ANY electrical experience whatsoever, but if it involved soldering and some extra parts, I'd still be interested to know if it could work! :tongue:

    I'm envisioning a laptop battery that could last me for days while roadtripping and maybe be the size of a small briefcase *_*

    I can dream right?:rolleyes: I also haven't found this question anywhere on the internet, probably because nobody has been stupid enough to ask!
     
  2. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

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    Well if you're in a vehicle you could just get an adapter to plug into the cigarette lighter, but yes you could wire up some large cells to power your laptop.
     

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