Of course, Apple doesn’t use standard power connectors. But what to do, if you need to build your own power supply for your ibook? Here is the solution:
What you need:
- power generator with 18-24V output which supplies about 4-5 A current.
- 2.5 mm stereo phone jack like in picture below
- tools and cable to connect the phone jack to the power supply
The power connector provided by Apple consists of a cinch combined with a phone jack. But for supplying your ibook with energy you just need the phone jack part. In the list below you can see how it is connected:
- Vcc (18-24V)
- light (but you dont need this)
This works great with my ibook G4 800Mhz.
If you find another mac that this works for, please inform me about the model.