2015 15" MBP Battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by meyer1131, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. meyer1131 macrumors regular

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    I clicked the battery % on the top of my new (bought April 1) 15" MBP Base model and it said I only had 3 hours 57 minutes left but was at 98%. I thought that these MacBooks get at least 6-9 hours of battery when fully charged. Is this normal for others?
     

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  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Battery life is 100% dependent on what you are doing with the computer.
     
  3. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    Flash consumes the battery and a very fast rate. I suggest installing "ClickToFlash" or a flash blocker.
     
  4. ThisOldMacHead macrumors member

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    Apple has very tight parameters by which they calculate battery life... Right down to screen brightness. So it all depends how you use your machine... FWIW, flash player is an enormous battery hog.
     
  5. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Turn down brightness to around 50% or less and make sure the keyboard lights are off. I get about 6 hrs and consider that good using those settings just surfing the net.
     
  6. Fthree macrumors 6502a

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    The battery on my 15 seems like it drains quicker than supposed to.
     
  7. rapicell macrumors regular

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    They can get UP TO 6-9 hours or whatever. Apple never said they will always get that, but they have the potential to. If you're doing light work, you'll get a good bit of life, if it's more intense, say good bye to that battery quickly.
     
  8. maerz001 macrumors 6502

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    Like car manufacturers give u miles per gallon, it depends on the driver skills how far u get
     
  9. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    What Apple states is an estimate. What you actually get could be very different. It all depends on real world usage and in particular how you use your laptop. Battery life will vary from person to person as everyone uses their laptop differently.
     
  10. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Depends on what you are doing. For example, if you turn the brightness, on the screen and/or keyboard, up higher will drain the battery quicker. Some applications, like Chrome or Flash player, can also drain the battery faster. Some graphics intensive applications can also contribute to battery draining faster. If you are running OS X 10.10, clicking on the battery icon in the menubar can tell you if an application is causing excessive battery drain.
     
  11. mafaky macrumors regular

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    In a YouTube Video Review, I saw the reviewer saying "you can charge this rMB in 5 hrs. when it's inoperative" and using a standard external battery bank. These battery banks normally have a 5.0Vdc USB output (at different output current ratings...). But the rMB is a 14.0Vdc/2.0A product. How can you charge a 14.5Vdc (nominal rating) product only with a 5.0Vdc source?
     
  12. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    If the device isn't in use then it should charge fine but slow. When it is on it will drain at almost the same rate it is charging resulting in a very slow charge or drain. Depending on how large of a difference between the charge and drain rates.
     

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