PowerBook: AC adapter, battery, and charger identification

This document provides information for power adapters, batteries, and battery chargers for PowerBooks that are more than seven years old. For computers manufactured in the last seven years, see articles 75448, PowerBook and iBook: Identifying the right power adapter and power cord and 86797, PowerBook and iBook: Identifying the right battery.
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Apple offers several AC adapters, batteries, and battery chargers for PowerBook and iBook computers. Use the information in the table below to identify which adapter, battery, and charger works with which PowerBook computer.

Although many adapters may have the same power rating, use only the power adapter that came with your computer.

AC Adapters
For computers manufactured in the last seven years, see article 75448, PowerBook and iBook: Identifying the right power adapter and power cord.

ComputerModel No.Notes
PowerBook 100 SeriesM5140The first AC adapter, 15 W, came with PowerBook 100, 140, and 170 computers.
Note: This adapter was replaced by model M4662.
M5651The second AC adapter, 19 W, came with the PowerBook 145b, 160, 165, and 180. This adapter works with PowerBook 140, 145, 145b, 160, 165, 170, and 180 computers.
Note: This adapter was replaced by model M4662.
M5652The third AC adapter, 24 W, is identified with 24 W on the AC adapter tip. This adapter came with PowerBook 165c and 180c computers, and works with PowerBook 140, 145, 145b, 160, 165, 165c, 170, 180, and 180c computers.
Note: This adapter was replaced by model M4662.
APS-17adpThe fourth AC adapter, 17 W, came with PowerBook 150 computers, and works with PowerBook 100 or 150 computers.
Warning: Using an AC adapter that produces more than 19 W with a PowerBook 100 or 150 computer will damage the computer's logic board.
PowerBook 500 SeriesM1910 or M1893AC adapter for Macintosh PowerBook 500 series computers.
PowerBook 190 and 5300 SeriesM3747 or M3037AC adapter for Macintosh PowerBook 5300 and 190 series computers.
PowerBook (Duo) 200 and 2300 SeriesM7783 (Duo Adapter)PowerBook Duo 210, 230, 250, 270c, and 280 computers include a 25 W power adapter.
M2693 (Duo Adapter)The PowerBook Duo 280c included a 36 W power adapter that works with all PowerBook Duo computers.
M4174 (Duo Adapter)The PowerBook Duo 2300c includes a 36 W power adapter that works with all PowerBook Duo computers.
PowerBook 1400 SeriesM4895 or M4896 (see Note 2)AC adapter for Macintosh PowerBook 1400 series computers.
Note: The M4402 adapters may also be used for this model.
PowerBook 2400M593736 W AC adapter for the Macintosh PowerBook 2400c computer.
PowerBook 3400
PowerBook G3
M4896 or M489545 W AC adapter for Macintosh PowerBook 3400 series and PowerBook G3 computers.
Note: The M4402 adapters may also be used for this model.

Batteries

For computers manufactured in the last seven years, see article 86797, PowerBook and iBook: Identifying the right battery.


The following table identifies the battery used in each PowerBook and iBook computer.

Battery type legend:
Sealed Lead Acid (SLA)
Nickel Cadmium (NiCad)
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Lithium Ion (LiIon)

ComputerBattery TypeAmpere Hours (Ah)Service PartModel No. on Battery
Macintosh PortableSLA5.4076-0376M5137
100SLA2.3661-0782M3053
140/145/170NiCad2.5 (see Note 1)661-0013M5417
145BNiCad2.5 (see Note 1)661-0013M5653
150NiCad2.5 (see Note 1)661-0013M5653
160/165/180NiCad2.5 (see Note 1)661-0013M5654
165c/180cNiCad2.5 (see Note 1)661-0013M5654
190NiMH1.9661-1028M3254
Duo 210/230NiMH Type I.95661-1656M7782
Duo 250/270cNiMH Type II1.4661-1735M1499 (see Note 3)
280NiMH Type II1.4661-1735M1499 (see Note 3)
280cNiMH Type III1.6661-0053M1499 (see Note 3)
520/520cNiMH (see Note 2)1.8661-0055M1906
540/540cNiMH (see Note 2)1.8661-0055M1906
1400NiMH3922-3078M4507, M4915
2300cNiMH Type III1.6661-0053M1499 (see Note 3)
2400LiIon2.5922-3076M5876
3400LiIon2922-2471M5139
5300NiMH1.9661-1028M3254

Notes

    1. These computers are also compatible with model M5654 2.9 Ah battery.
    2. Uses PowerBook Intelligent Battery.
    3. Type II and Type III batteries used in the 200 and 2300 series (Duo) use model M1499, but have "Type 2" or "Type 3" printed on them.

Battery Chargers

This table lists Apple battery chargers for various PowerBook computers. Computers for which Apple did not sell a battery charger are not listed.
ComputerChargerNotes
PowerBook 100 SeriesM1027**/AUse this model with the AC adapter that comes with the PowerBook. This charger works with PowerBook 140, 145b, 150, 160, 165, 165c, 170, 180, and 180c computers.
M5130**/AThe battery charger for the PowerBook 100.
PowerBook 500 SeriesM1910Macintosh PowerBook 500 Series AC Adapter.
PowerBook 190 & 5300 SeriesM3747Macintosh PowerBook Power Adapter for 5300 and 190 series computers
PowerBook (Duo) 200 & 2300 SeriesM7778The first PowerBook Duo battery charger. This charger only charges Type I batteries.
M4178**/BThe second Duo battery charger. This battery charger charges Type I, II, and III batteries. To achieve full compatibility with Type III batteries, you must update the firmware in the charger. See question six of technical document 18241: " PowerBook: Power and Battery Frequently Asked Questions, Part 1".
M4178The third Duo battery charger. This battery charger charges Type I, II, and III batteries.
Published Date: Feb 19, 2012