Battery drains when powered off?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by thomaslehner, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. thomaslehner macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    The battery of my new rMacbook 12" drains about 1% in 24 hours even if it is completely powered off. That means a fully charged Macbook is depleted after about 100 days even without turning it on at all.

    What is your battery usage when your rMacbook is powered off?

    Regards,
    Thomas
     
  2. maerz001 macrumors 6502

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    I bought it on day one, charged it to 100% and switched it off immediately. Since then I'am waiting without touching the damn thing just to figure out if it really runs to 0% after 100 days. Just two more weeks to go:rolleyes:
     
  3. thomaslehner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Come on! Just give me your results after 24 or 48 hours of shutting down.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Might want to do some googling. But I'll give you the basics.

    Your battery depending on temperature will lose up to 10% of its charge over the first 24 hours. By 30 days you'll be sat at 80% charge. The higher the temp larger the loss. If your going to store the battery it should be between 40-60% charge and kept cool.
     
  5. whitestar27 macrumors newbie

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    I don't understand. Why buy an expensive laptop and not use it for 100 days?
     
  6. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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  7. thomaslehner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was just my prediction with 100 days. I have tested with just 24 hours.
     
  8. thomaslehner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is your answer for whitestar27s comment or for me?
     
  9. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    I was just letting you know that it is not uncommon for batteries to drain even though the device if off. It happens with every Li-Ion battery device that I own.
     

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