Battery recharge time?

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  1. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502

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    How long should it take to recharge a macbook battery?

    It seems like it takes forever.

    My old powerbook went from 0% to 100% in a couple of hours.

    The macbook seems extremely slow in comparison.

    Five hours plus it seems.

    Is this right?
     
  2. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    That does seem a bit long to charge...I know it takes my WhiteBook about 3 to 3.5 hours to charge from 0-100%...but 5 hours is kind-of extreme.
     
  3. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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  4. Cloudgazer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Strangely there is nothing about laptop battery charging times there.

    Just drained my battery completely and gonna time how long it takes.
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    the graph is generally for all lithium batteries. for notebook battery info theres a link on the top right of that page.
     
  6. axelnova macrumors newbie

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    according to the apple literature on batteries, it should be pretty quick to charge to 80%, and then will "trickle charge" the last 20%.

    you didn't say if your MB was sleeping/off or in use - i've found that makes a huge difference
     
  7. Kaldama macrumors member

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    guys r u keeping ur macs all the time plugged in the electricity network or draining up the till empty is actually useful once in a while ?
     
  8. Cloudgazer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so far 4 hours and it's at 92%

    I've let the macbook sleep while it recharges.... so that means it will take a lot longer if I'm actually using it.

    that's a long time....
     
  9. Darkroom Guest

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    it has taken my new macbook battery 5+ hours to charge. macbook it turned off while charging (magsafe light turns green when charged). seems ghetto since it takes longer to charge than it does to completely drain.
     

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