Battery alternatives

Kip Ingram (starnet!apple!ccwf.cc.utexas.edu!kipper)
Sat, 12 Dec 92 23:35:53 -0600

It seems that lots of folks are having problems with their batteries going
dead. I've had some thoughts on this, since my own battery doesn't last two
hours like it's supposed to.

What I'm envisioning is an extension that bolts onto the bottom of the
Ultralite using the existing bolt holes. This extension would contain a
batch of ordinary rechargeables (AA's or something). This extension would
add about 1/2 an inch to the thickness of the ultralite and would add maybe
a pound to the weight, but hopefully would have capacity to power the
computer for, say, eight hours or more.

What do you all think? Would increasing the dimensions and weight of the
ultralite to this extent spoil it, or would the increased battery life and
ease of battery replacement be worth it?

Kip Ingram
kipper@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu