Battery and Sleep mode

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by andcraig, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. andcraig macrumors regular

    May 28, 2005
    Odd question.
    Not really a problem, just something i've noticed.

    If, as i do everyday, put my powerbook to sleep, then unplug it, when i wake it up it's always at 94 percent battery charge.
    And i know that if its above 94 it won't recharge up to 100% there any reason why it automatically loses 6% charge no matter how short a time its out for?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I think it's probably a coincidence. FWIW, it will lose power from two main sources - the fans (if it was hot when you put it to sleep, these will stop eventually though) and powering the RAM (constant), neither of which use all that much. :)
  3. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    Some USB devices also will drain the battery when it's sleeping. I charge my phone from my computer, and I can do that while I am traveling if my phone is out of juce. As far as chageing, the battery waffles between dischargeing slightly ~4-6% and chargeing back to 100%.
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park

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