Sleep mode & battery consumption?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by josepho, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. josepho macrumors regular

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    Hiya,

    I was just wondering if someone here could provide me with some sort of idea of how much power sleep mode consumes on an iBook. For example, if I left it on sleep overnight, say 10 hours, would I be 10% down...?

    I've read various reports - some say that it's about 1% per hour, others say it will last for weeks or months on sleep mode.

    Thanks!
     
  2. arogge macrumors 65816

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    It's about 5 percent with my PowerBook, but it does depend on temperature - cold temperatures can cause the battery to drain faster.
     
  3. josepho thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is that 5% per hour... or per night?

    I'll be getting my iBook delivered in a day or two, so am curious as to how I might use the sleep function.

    Cheers!
     
  4. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    Per night. 5% per hour would be when you are using it regularly. 5% per hour if it were sleeping might signal something's wrong with the battery.
     

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