How much power does a PowerBook G4 drain during sleep?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lamina, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    I closed the screen on my PowerBook for a few hours, and it lost a percent or two of power.

    Now, I know that battery meters are an approximation, but is it normal for the comptuer to lose power during sleep?
  2. rye9 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    My iBook does it, so I imagine the PB would too... my iBook loses about 3-5% when it sleeps overnight.
  3. friedymeister69 macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2006
    I assume that when you put a mac to sleep, it saves everything on the ram. To keep the data on the ram you must provide the ram with power.

    In addition to supplying the ram with power, there is the miniscule amount of power required to keep the light blinking :)

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