Fastmac ships high-capacity, extended-life Lithium-Polymer battery upgrade for Apple MacBook Pro

Fastmac today announced that it has begun shipping the first and only high-capacity, extended-life battery upgrade for Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro computer. The new 62 Whr battery uses Lithium-Polymer cells (with integrated charge indicator LEDs) that are manufactured to the highest quality standards and utilize TruePower technology to provide a safe computing experience. Fastmac’s TruePower battery for MacBook Pro is compatible with all models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, including the recently announced Core 2 Duo models. Fastmac’s TruePower battery for the 15-inch MacBook Pro is available now for a special introductory price of US$99.95. Each battery carries a 1-year warranty and a 30-day money back guarantee.

Fastmac’s TruePower line of battery upgrades replace the computer’s original battery with a larger capacity and longer lasting advanced power cell battery that utilizes TruePower technology. This technology incorporates sensors in the integrated circuit inside the battery that detect undesirable levels of swelling or a short circuit that will power off the battery in certain extreme conditions. TruePower batteries do not contain or use any Sony cells that are subject to the recent series of recalls issued by major computer manufacturers.

“As a replacement, or a spare, our battery not only lasts longer but is $30 cheaper than any other MacBook Pro battery,” said Michael Lowdermilk, Business Development Manager for Fastmac Performance Upgrades, Inc., in the press release “We’re glad that we were first to market with a product that will allow our customers to enjoy better technology at a better price.”

Each battery is individually tested and includes safety features to protect against overcharge, overheating, short circuits and power surges. All TruePower batteries carry at least a 1-year warranty and in some cases, a 2-year warranty. Fastmac’s TruePower line includes battery upgrades for all iPods & all Apple portables released after 1997, including the world’s longest lasting PowerBook battery with up to 68% more capacity than the original.

More information about TruePower is available via the website

More information about Fastmac’s battery upgrades is available via the website


  1. The bolding in a different format is displayed very prominently on TruePower’s web site. And to think, it wasn’t too many years ago that Sony’s overall reputation rivaled what Apple’s is now.

  2. Q: Does that battery void Apple’s warranty?

    Two years ago, I bought a PB battery from a third party that said it was 100% compatible with Apple’s PB line.
    Then, when my PB needed a repair at Apple’s service, Apple fixed the problem and sent a note along with he repaired PB that said the battery I had from thrid party would void the warranty if I had it in there and it needed repair again. They said the battery somehow was interferring with the normal working of the PB,
    So I then chose to buy a $150 Apple brand battery to make SURE that I did not void my warranty and Applecare insurance with the third party battery.

    Anyone ever hear of this type of thing before?

    – DG

  3. DG

    The best thing to do when taking a mac in for service is to take out any third part mods. With a battery that’s easy. With memory that can be tricky.

    That happened to me with some memory I got free when I bought my powerbook. As it happened, the memory had lifetime warranty and it was replaced by the manufacturer. So that turned out to be a good thing.

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