mac mini powerusage?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dragon2611, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2004
    does anyone know how much power the mac mini uses when its idling?

    My mac mini 1.5ghz doesn't see much use lately (as im either on the desktop pc (use pc for games.etc) or my macbook) and im thinking of running the mini as a server/media center.
  2. jsw
    Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    Well, it has a 110W max, but, based on heat output, I'm guessing it idles far below that (30W? dunno). It doesn't draw a whole lot, as far as I can tell.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2004

    sorry ment to say mines a powerpc mini not the intel one.

    i think the adaptor is rated at 75w max output.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2006
    I have a Mac Mini G4 1.25GHz. Power usage is normally between 20-25 watts and upto 35 watts during disk burning.

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