How Many Battery Power being use when Sleep?

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

  1. jauhari macrumors regular

    jauhari

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    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

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

    jauhari

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    So this is Normal?
     
  4. Flowero4ka macrumors regular

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

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

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    so,

    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 1

    is it dangerous???
     
  7. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Try shutting off bluetooth. I've found that can be a big power drain when sleeping.
     
  8. AndyK macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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