How Many Battery Power being use when Sleep?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jauhari, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. jauhari macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2007
    Hi All,

    I want ask about my :apple: MacBook Pro batteries power.
    Everyday, when I was finish using my MacBook Pro, I never shutdown. But only doing sleep. The MacBook Pro led still dim. And I didn't use this MacBook Pro for 12 hours. When I lid :apple: MacBook Pro the battery power in 100%

    And When I logging again in the morning, I check my battery, they show the status 85%. Is it normal? it's look like my sleep mode eat to much my battery power (15% in 12 hours) :(

    Is it possible to fix it? that I mean make my MacBook Pro use less power when sleep. Maybe only os 2% in 12 hours?

    Or? How to set the best configuration on :apple: MacBook Pro when the machine sleep?

    *:apple: MacBook Pro Santa Rosa 2.4 with RAM 4GB
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    That sounds about normal in my experience (10-15% in 12 hrs of sleep).
  3. jauhari thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2007
    So this is Normal?
  4. Flowero4ka macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    I have a similar question - is it normal not to shut down my computer at all?
  5. skyrider007 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2007
    yeah some people never shutdown/restart their computers. only after major software update or to replace RAM etc.
  6. 7-request macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2008

    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 1

    is it dangerous???
  7. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Try shutting off bluetooth. I've found that can be a big power drain when sleeping.
  8. AndyK macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2008
    I've never shut my macbook down since I got it at the start of January this year.

    Sleep mode takes away around 10-15% (as given above) depending how much stuff is still going when I put it to sleep, turning the airport & bluetooth off does make a difference, especially if you're going to me moving out of range of he network you're currently in anyway.
  9. VespR macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2004
    That is one of the best things about Macs. I work in IT support, and it always amazes me how many PC laptops can't hold a battery when in sleep mode. They also wake so much slower than a Mac.

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