NewerTech Announces Overnight Shipment of iBook & PowerBook
WOODSTOCK, IL (August 28, 2006) – In response to Apple Computer’s
voluntary recall of 1.8 million Lithium-Ion batteries for iBook G4
and PowerBook G4 laptops sold between October 2003 and August 2006,
Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) today wanted to assure owners of
these products that the NuPower high capacity replacement batteries
can be ordered with overnight delivery for safe and improved capacity
Apple’s current batteries manufactured in Asia utilize Lithium Ion
cells from Sony. The recall is the second this month involving
notebook battery cells made by Sony. Last week, Dell said it is
recalling 4.1 million laptop batteries made by Sony after the
computer maker received reports from customers of laptops overheating
and catching fire. In response to these recalls, Sony has announced
financial support in the recall effort and new manufacturing
processes that should prevent any future similar situations with
NewerTech NuPower high capacity replacement batteries for Apple iBook
and PowerBook notebook computers are manufactured in the United
States of America utilizing different Lithium Ion cells than Apple
uses. NewerTech’s cells are obtained exclusively from Sanyo,
Panasonic, and E-One Moli.
Because NewerTech NuPower batteries utilize different cells and small
batch manufacturing processes for stringent attention to detail not
necessarily possible in mass production plants, NewerTech batteries
achieve the higher capacity the company is known for, in some cases
up to 62% higher capacity than factory batteries.
More importantly, the engineering specifications of NewerTech NuPower
batteries uniquely employ a Thermal Fuse wherein in the unlikely
event an unsafe temperature is ever reached due to internal or
external factors, the battery is permanently disabled ensuring
The NuPower Thermal Fuse safety design is different than the more
commonly utilized ‘thermal stat’ circuit utilized by other battery
manufacturers, wherein a battery that has reached unsafe temperature
can reset when thermal conditions change. The ‘thermal stat’ circuit
design potentially allows for a catastrophic failure to develop
through repeated thermal stat resets that may allow damage to build.
NewerTech NuPower high capacity replacement battery options utilizing
Thermal Fuse safety technology are available for every iBook and
PowerBook model produced from 1998 to 2006 including: G3 PowerBooks
at up to 62% more capacity, G4 PowerBooks at up to 48% more capacity,
and iBooks at up to 51% more capacity. A One-Year NewerTech Warranty
is included with all NuPower batteries. All NewerTech NuPower
batteries utilize the Thermal Fuse safety design.
Detailed information is conveniently located online at:
NewerTech NuPower high capacity replacement batteries are available
online through www.NewerTech.com, through primary source distributor
Other World Computing at www.MacSales.comor toll free at (800)
275-4576, or through other fine retailers.
About Newer Technology, Inc.
Since 1984, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as
the leading developer of performance upgrades for PowerBooks, desktop
Macintosh computers, Intel Macs, iMacs, iPods and Mac OS compatibles.
NewerTech is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries
are welcome by calling (815) 338-8685 or by emailing
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