How much power does my powerbook consume?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by d-fi, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. d-fi macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2004
    Calgary, Canada
    Hey all

    I'm a student and since winter has realy just started (in New Zealand) me and my flatmates are trying trying to figure out ways to reduce our power bill so the bill doesn't spiral out of control when we heat the house.

    So i was wondering how much energy my 12" powerbook uses when it is asleep? I'm just wondering if it is worth the trouble of booting it up every time i want to use it. I do have it pluged in most of time when i have it home.

    Any help on this would be appriciated.
  2. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

    Apr 28, 2004
    i think sleep mode consumes 1W of power. pretty much nothing.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    The power bricks consumer quite a bit of power, and there are usually quite a few of them in people's homes.

    Of course so do a lot of VCR, cable boxes, etc. even when they are turned off -- at least the ones that are warm even when off.


    But it's usually easier to get rid of the stylish halogen-style lights.
  4. musicpyrite macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Cape Cod
    Yea, I think I've heard less than 4 watts per hour. Compair that to a 60 watt light bulb.

    d-fi, why do you need the heater? You could always burn old homework and books. :p ;)
  5. d-fi thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2004
    Calgary, Canada
    Trust me, we burn everything we can get our hands on ;)

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