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Old Dec 11, 2012, 06:26 AM   #1
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2012 MBA...Sleep Drained my Battery...Is This Normal?

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I charged my battery to 100% while working, put the MBA in sleep mode, returned 18 to 20 hours later and my battery was down to +/1- 25% ...

Am curious as to whether this is normal and what can / should be done to avoid this from happening...

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Old Dec 11, 2012, 06:44 AM   #2
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Check to see if Power Nap is checked on while battery is running. Same thing happened to my Mac when I first got it. I did this, along with SMC reset and haven't had a problem since.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 07:12 AM   #3
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I have the same problem... and Power Nap is off.
Everything was fine this summer when I bought my MBA with ML 10.8.0
I too will loose at least 25% overnight (12-14 hours) and this is new since 10.8.1.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 06:24 PM   #4
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I lose 1-2% max overnight. Power Nap is on for me.

This is one of the best features of the MBA in my opinion. My old macbook pro would lose 10% overnight at least when it was brand new, at the end it would lose 25-30% overnight.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 10:06 PM   #5
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Sounds like it's not saving to the hibernation file and keeping everything in RAM?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 11:29 PM   #6
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Check to see if Power Nap is checked on while battery is running. Same thing happened to my Mac when I first got it. I did this, along with SMC reset and haven't had a problem since.
Appreciate the response...I checked and noted that PowerNap was off...I did an SMC reset and will test the result overnight...

It is now 11:30 PM EDT and I just shut down my MBA (now using my Windows machine)...I will post the battery loss in the morning hoping that it will be minimal...



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I have the same problem... and Power Nap is off.

Everything was fine this summer when I bought my MBA with ML 10.8.0
I too will loose at least 25% overnight (12-14 hours) and this is new since 10.8.1.
Not a good news story...one would hope that they would have addressed something so basic.



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I lose 1-2% max overnight. Power Nap is on for me.

This is one of the best features of the MBA in my opinion. My old macbook pro would lose 10% overnight at least when it was brand new, at the end it would lose 25-30% overnight.
I want your results!!!


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Sounds like it's not saving to the hibernation file and keeping everything in RAM?
Hmmm, new to Mac so do not know but, that said, how does one fix this?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 11:33 PM   #7
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Do you have any external harddrives or other external devices plugged in while it's in "sleep mode"?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 11:41 PM   #8
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Do you have any external harddrives or other external devices plugged in while it's in "sleep mode"?
Hmmm, interesting I believe that the night that I noticed the battery drain that I did have a USB drive connected to it...please explain how / why this would be an issue noting that it is no problem with my Windows machine...

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:49 PM   #9
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Update....

I put the MBA into sleep mode with a 95% charge and woke up with it at a 94% charge...lesson learnt, do not leave a USB plugged into the MBA because for some reason it continues to power the USB drive even when in sleep mode...wonder why it does that, anyone have any ideas?

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:42 PM   #10
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Yes it's useful when you want to charge your iPhone overnight e.g. and you don't have a power adapter.

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:25 PM   #11
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Yes it's useful when you want to charge your iPhone overnight e.g. and you don't have a power adapter.
Although I understand your point I would think that at the very least they could / would make this an option within the Settings | Energy applet...I for one would like to disable power to USB connected devices when *in sleep mode while on battery power*....

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