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78 Watt-Hour
NewerTech NuPower Battery
For MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early & Late 2011, Mid-2012

Power, reliability and quality from the leading name
in Mac performance upgrades since 1984!
78 Watt-Hour NewerTech NuPower Battery
Not only do NewerTech batteries provide long run-times - they're also built to last.
A Perfect Fit Solution
NuPower batteries are engineered to perfectly complement the fit and finish of your Mac notebook as well as offer full compatibility with applicable OEM sleep and power reduction modes.

Powerful and Responsible
NuPower battery upgrade solutions are environmentally responsible and feature RoHS certification to be free of lead, mercury, cadmium, PBBs, and PBDE. We also offer a comprehensive recycling program for your old battery, as well as an industry-leading 1 Year NewerTech Laptop Battery Limited Warranty.
Newer Makes Your Mac Better Than New!
When high-performance, quality, and longevity are your battery upgrade criteria, NuPower is your answer. NuPower batteries are designed to meet and exceed factory specifications, so now you can listen to more music, watch more videos, and get more work done between recharges. To ensure your confidence and satisfaction, these highest-quality batteries are backed by free, award-winning US-based support and a one-year, 48-hour or less turnaround warranty.

This NuPower battery is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2012)
(June, 2012)
Model ID: MacBookPro9,1
2.3GHz, 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch 2011)
(October, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.2GHz, 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz
MacBook Pro Unibody
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
(February, 2011)
Model ID: MacBookPro8,2
2.0GHz, 2.2GHz, 2.3GHz

Battery Specs:

Apple equivalent part number

  • A1382

Battery Recycling Program

Battery Recycling Program Each new battery includes an informative battery recycling page that details the options you have for the disposal of your old battery.

View Recycling Options

Includes

  • Battery
  • Installation Instructions
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Tri-lobe Screwdriver

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 73 out of 76 (96%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: MacMan12
Rating: 5/5 yes November 9, 2018 i was very skeptical about not buying an OEM battery for my macs. well, after about 1 month, i have been proven wrong. i bought for 2 different mac laptops, and both run beautifully. great products = great results.

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Reviewer: NNBP Location: Lansing, MI Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Battery life restored - Easy install October 30, 2018 Battery life now as good or better than original. Easy installation with included tools. Conditioning was painless. Glad I didn’t choose cheap options available at other sellers

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Reviewer: Ranipdude Location: Northern Florida Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 The Best Replacement Battery for my MBP 15 October 21, 2018 Tried other lower cost batteries sold on eBay that did not measure up to the quality and capacity of this battery. I have been using my MacBook Pro 15 now a couple weeks since the install with over 3 charge/discharge cycles and it is still at 102% health and lasts longer than the original Apple battery it replaced. I highly recommend it. It may cost you a bit more, but it is definitely worth the extra investment. Great value and piece of mind knowing that you can install it and go...no hassle or worry over quick battery drain like the other knockoffs out there at lower costs. Buy it and you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewer: boomertech Location: Fort Myers, FL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Serious Power Pack for MacBook Pro, 15" 2011 September 3, 2018 My hunt for a serious replacement battery for my 2011-era Mac Book Pro, 15" ended with the purchase of the 78 watt-hour Newer Tech NuPower battery. Shipped promptly. Upon arrival, the unit charged up well and delivered everything I expected in a battery. As the saying goes, "You get what you pay for!"

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Reviewer: bdaug001 Experience Level: IT Professional
Rating: 5/5 The only game in town August 21, 2018 I recently bought this replacement battery for a 2012 macbook pro, but only after I first bought the budget battery from Amazon. Five days later, after calibration and smc reset, I had learned my lesson when the budget battery was only lasting 40 mins on a full charge with light web browsing. OWC is really the only game in town for replacement batteries if you want to get performance equal to the original OEM battery.

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Reviewer: 2011MBPuser Location: Boston, MA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 4 years still going August 4, 2018 Late review, but probably more useful. I am on my 4th year with the replacement and even now the battery status is still good. It has lasted longer than several cel phone batteries at this point. Scoop one up, and keep that old MBP going!

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Reviewer: Darnstrat Location: Terre Haute, IN
Rating: 5/5 Better than the OEM May 21, 2018 Revived my MacBook Pro! Perfect replacement - even included tools to remove/replace battery. Excellent videos demonstrating the replacement process.

Fast shipping and quality products.

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Reviewer: micfer Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Trust OWC! April 19, 2018 I bought 2 batteries off of eBay from a seller who was selling "OEM" batteries for about $45 (Check for yourself, theres lots of sellers). Compared to OWC's $99, I thought it was a steal. I'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for" but seeing that "OEM" buzzword plastered all over the ad gave me that gooey, warm, happy peace of mind feeling. Long story short, the batteries I purchased were crap. The seller/ company did have excellent customer support, I'll give them that, but their product sucked. The batteries took about 5hrs to fully charge and would only last about 3hrs tops. Not to mention the battery would drop from 40% to 7% instantly. BOTH BATTERIES!

So I went back to OWC, bought this battery you're reading the review for. I should have done that from the get-go. I was a little worried when I took the battery out of its packaging because the build quality felt exactly like those eBay batteries... cheap plastic, nothing like the battery that initially came with my MBP, sorry OWC. This battery I purchased performs on par with the original battery, maybe better. I strongly recommend this product!

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Reviewer: RonN Location: Fresno, CA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Going strong since Oct 2016 April 2, 2018 I purchased this as a replacement for a 2012 MacBook Pro 15" I had bought used--currently only 75 cycles, but 7215 out of 7200 mAh capacity. Can't recommend this battery enough.

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Reviewer: hollis Location: los angeles, ca Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 So Far So Good March 28, 2018 No problems. All okay.

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Reviewer: PaulZinCA Location: San Rafael, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect Fit, Easy Install March 14, 2018 This battery went in to my MacBook Pro perfectly. The install was so easy. The battery seems to be more powerful than the original. Recommend it highly.

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Reviewer: MacArtist3 Location: Mentor, Ohio Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Good Product February 5, 2018 The battery is very good. The instructional video was outstanding! Thanks OWC!

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Reviewer: Bill73 Location: Orlando FL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 New MACBOOK PRO Battery January 22, 2018 The tech at the Genius bar suggested I buy a replacement battery for my 2011 MACBOOK PRO. I did so, got the battery in days. Installed it and calibrated it. Working great so far after a couple of weeks!

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Reviewer: MauiGirl Location: Maui, Hawaii Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great replacement battery! January 7, 2018 This is the second battery I've ordered from OWC to keep my aging MBP running happily. I live in a hot, humid tropical climate that causes early death for many laptop batteries. I'm so glad they keep this model in stock for our older laptops! I run mine hard and heavy and it still keeps up with my demands.

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Reviewer: DickM Location: Butte, Montana Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great Battery January 3, 2018 Battery holds charge much longer than the original, I think even when the original was new.

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Reviewer: MADodel Location: NEPA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy install and works better than original December 19, 2017 My daughter's 2011 15" Macbook Pro stopped booting as the battery was no longer chargeable. Ordered the NewerTech NuPower 77.5 Wh battery to replace the original Apple battery. Great that they include screwdrivers to remove the bottom plate and the actual battery pack. That went very easy and installing the new battery was easy except for a problem screwing back in the last screw. I had to loosen all the screws and pull the battery as far as possible to align the holes in the Macbook and the battery pack. Then I put the back plate back on and charged the new battery fully. It was a relief to see the battery charging. After draining the battery and recharging and then resetting the SMC the battery now shows about 4.5 hours of usage which my daughter thinks is more than the original usage.

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Reviewer: photogo
Rating: 5/5 Renewed my MacBook Pro November 18, 2017 It was an easy install, a seamless startup, and is working great now. The package came with the two screw drivers necessary to remove the cover and the battery screws. It also provided a link to information about how to cycle the charge on the new battery to give it full charging capacity and to sync it with the laptop.

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Reviewer: CH4Me
Rating: 5/5 Great Product October 19, 2017 This just works! The battery comes with the screwdrivers needed and installation is a snap. I also appreciate the information about properly setting up the battery

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Reviewer: RickMig Location: Barrington, IL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Replaced an expanding/exploding battery October 15, 2017 Noticed my MB Pro was looking warped and the lid wasn't flush. Found that the battery was expanding and pushing the case to be misshapen. Ordered the Newer tech battery. Easy to install with included tools. Worked like a charm. Follow the instructions to condition the battery.

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Reviewer: Cojo Location: Oxford, MS Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 New battery has put new life into my Macbook Pro.. September 12, 2017 I knew my battery was failing. It has been pretty much in constant use for over 6 years, and was starting to cause power related issues. Put in a new replacement from OWC, and it is acting like a new Macbook Pro again. That isn't the only thing I replaced, but it is one of the most important. My 6 year old battery was down to 87%, which is enough to cause some things to hiccup. Never anything that killed the computer, but enough of an issue to warrant more restarts than normal. All good again.

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Reviewer: MacMan67 Location: New Jersey Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Just what the doctor ordered!!! September 3, 2017 I could not be happier with this battery. My 2011 Macbook Pro wasnt lasting 30 minutes on a supposed 100% charge so I figured I got my monies worth out of the original battery. I considered taking it to Apple but for the cost Macsales was a much better deal I ordered the battery it arrived in a few days just as promised. The install took 5 minutes tops then I proceeded to run through the calibration process which took a day and a half but I was able to use the laptop the entire time. Now the laptop lasts for hours just like when it was new. I would recommend OWC's batteries to anyone its a cost effective repair well worth it.

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Reviewer: EliInBethesda Location: Bethesda MD Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Yes, you can restore your old MacBook! August 27, 2017 I didn't realize my 2011 laptop had a burst battery until I had already bought a replacement computer. When I opened the case of my bloated old Mac, it was obvious it could be salvaged. Thanks to the Newertech NuPower replacement, I now have a repurposed unit for sale on eBay in near perfect condition.

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Reviewer: ropo Location: Toronto, ON Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good as OEM August 17, 2017 This is my second replacement battery for my MacBook. The first replacement I bought a cheaper "uBatteries" third party battery from Amazon. It was junk!!! Freshly installed, it would only provide enough power for a couple hours and quickly deteriorated until it had to be plugged in constantly. This Newertech battery behaves just like I remember the original Apple battery. I can depend on it providing power for a good while. It's really easy to install too – screwdrivers are included. It's really worth spending a little more on this battery than other options.

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Reviewer: Dartleader Location: Tucson Arizona Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great Product Easy to Install July 18, 2017 Really nice battery was easy to install by watching the videos on the Mac Sales site. It was well packed and well made its seems to work great and fixed the processor cycling problems I was experiencing from trying to use a MacBook Pro with a zonked battery. Now my computer works GREAT!

PS It was nice that they included the two screwdrivers in the box!

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Reviewer: St3v3th3rat Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Gamer
Rating: 5/5 Good product ... July 17, 2017 The battery was flawless. Too bad I had the wrong Mac Book Pro version for it to fit.

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