Macbook Pro - bad battery life

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by quistlogic, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. quistlogic macrumors newbie

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    Mar 28, 2010
    #1
    I have a Mid 2009 MBP. Around the time I installed OSX Lion I've been experiencing high battery drain but went through the upgrades anyway - Mountain Lion and now Mavericks -- for about 2 years i've been plugged-in and finally decided to just get a new Apple Certified battery. After the battery upgrade I've gotten much better battery life, but nowhere near the 5-7 hours I used to get.

    I'm running 10.9.2 (the latest update at this time 3/17/2014) and have upgraded to a OCZ Vertex 4 Solid State drive. I thought the HDD would help a lot with the battery life but I can't tell.

    Are there any tools I can run to find out what's draining the battery? I've already used the "Activity Monitor" to watch processes and keep tabs on offenders. So far no red flags.


    Here's my latest battery data:

    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh): 2871
    Fully Charged: No
    Charging: No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 5860
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count: 9
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): -1467
    Voltage (mV): 11243

    System Power Settings:

    AC Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Wake on AC Change: No
    Wake on Clamshell Open: Yes
    Wake on LAN: Yes
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    PrioritizeNetworkReachabilityOverSleep: 0
    Battery Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 2
    Wake on AC Change: No
    Wake on Clamshell Open: Yes
    Current Power Source: Yes
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Reduce Brightness: Yes

    Hardware Configuration:

    UPS Installed: No

    AC Charger Information:

    Connected: No
    Charging: No
     
  2. chrisperro macrumors 6502

    chrisperro

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    Location:
    canada
    #2
    just click on the battery icon (mavericks only) and you see what programs are comsuming more power.
     

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