MBP Late 2016 Owners - What is your battery consumption (Watts) using coconut battery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sprockett, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. sprockett macrumors member

    May 19, 2008
    Hey guys, I'm on a 2016 15 TB, 16gb/512GB.

    Regular surfing, I'm getting about 15W consumption (using coconuts battery tool).

    Thiscan suddenly spike to 30-50W depending on the site I'm loading. But otherwise, stabilizes to about 15W.

    What are you guys getting?
  2. fodaveg macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2016
    Valencia, Spain
    13 TB base+16gb

    11-15 aprox with some spike of 30
  3. runner77 macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2016
    MBP 15", 2.9, 512, 460

    Usually around 15W when browsing on Safari.

    Can this be lowered with SMC reset? Or is that the baseline?
  4. fodaveg macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2016
    Valencia, Spain
    I've done every possible reset. including a fresh install of Sierra formatting ssd and still have the same value from day 1.

    I don't know if its the base consumption or its a bug.
  5. skids929 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 24, 2011

    Why would it be a bug? Was it lower in other machines? I doubt it considering SL improved power consumption compared to previous generation processors.
  6. fodaveg macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2016
    Valencia, Spain
    I think it's not a battery problem but the consumption of the components. maybe the real usage of the processor should be of 5-7W and what we see is a bug or an unoptimized firmware
  7. skids929 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 24, 2011

    I doubt it, highly doubt it. And wouldn't count on any updates from Apple doing anything more than marginally improving battery life.
  8. thesaint024 macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2016
    suspension waiting room
    I get 4-6w on browsing and background productivity apps. 7, maybe 8w on certain video. Flash is the worst, HBOgo uses it. I have a 13" and I know the 15" draw more power, but some of those numbers I'm seeing are crazy. CPU/GPU are doing tasks that are irregular for lack of a better term. Spotlight indexing pops back up once in awhile, ads and trackers, old processes from your old hardware carried over, all will kill battery without doing anything to add to your workflow. I had minor battery issues before like Safari spiking watts between 7 and 12, but that was taken care of with UBlock. There's a lot of little weird things that draw more power than needed. Once these are addressed or worked around, you should be able to get claimed battery. Apple should have optimized software to begin with, but they didn't. I'm sure software will fix these things so that we won't have to tinker.
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    15" 2.7/512/455 @ 90% screen brightness -

    5.7w little idle with Safari, Mail and iMessage running.
    Between 7-11w while switching pages, opening links, etc., in Safari.
  10. Gorgo, Dec 7, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2016

    Gorgo macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2016
    15" 2,7/ 1TB / 460 @ 50% brightness

    19-23 Watt idle with Safari, Mail and Finder. Horrible 3 hours until empty.
    (edit: 6-8 Watt after restart. Seems to be a bit random)
  11. sprockett thread starter macrumors member

    May 19, 2008
    for my 15W surfing average, I'm on Chrome.

    Will try later on and do basic word processing with chrome closed and update this thread.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 7, 2016 ---
    one intereting point.

    Looking at my top CPU users,
    culprits are:
    Google Drive
    Istats menu
    Box Driver

    And last but not least.
    COREAUDIOD --> This eats 4.5% of CPU constantly.

    I disabled coreaudio D


    And just eyeballing my power consumption, i'm using a ~2-3 watts less.
  12. BiteSizeThumb macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2016
    I'm getting between 20-30W with just basic Safari browsing... I don't know how mine is so horrible. 2016 15" 16gb/512/Radeon455
  13. aerialdreams macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    I've got a 2016 MBP 13" w/ TB 2.9/16gb/512gb @80% brightness

    When idle with finder, calendar, and chrome open I'm getting 3-4W (>10 hrs)
    With surfing on chrome (I always have >10 tabs open) I'm averaging 7-9W
    With heavier use (multiple videos playing, games) I'm getting ~15W (~6 hrs)
  14. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2014
    13" w/TB high end model w/ 16gb RAM.

    ~5-7w when browsing
    spike ~15w
  15. maka344 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2009
    London, UK
    Are there different battery manufacturers? Coconut says my battery is made by Simplo, I'm sure my defective TB was a different manufacturer.
  16. Deniax macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2008
    2016 15" 16gb/512/Radeon460/Simplo battery

    Around 20-27 Watt using only Safari browsing (active apps in background Mail, Hipchat, Messages, WhatsApp, Steam, Fantastical2, Steam, Coconut battery (but according to Activity Monitor they almost don't use any energy)
  17. pvanberlo, Dec 10, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2016

    pvanberlo macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Just the fact that 'similar' machines doing similar things vary so wildly in power consumption is weird. I'm still betting on a software issue somehow. In the mean time I stopped worrying. Yes, on battery it will last a few hours, but I have a power outlet nearby most of the time anyhow, so I can live with this. Not prepared to give up on using macOS, and I need a dGPU and refuse to buy a 2nd hand or refurbished 2015.
  18. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Mine is Simplo as well (15" 2.7/512/455).
  19. oktane macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2016
    I get 28W at idle on mine with 70% brightness and the same configuration. That explains my < 3 hr battery life.
  20. konnyaku macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2016
    15/2.7/1TB/460/Simplo using 10.12.1. Have reset NVRAM and SMC.

    At about 70% brightness, about 10W surfing Chrome with a couple tabs, Evernote in the background, and one or two message apps. I find 10W and under puts me on pace for about 8 hours of battery.

    Power spikes above 20W if I open something like Google Maps (which triggers the GPU). 15W-ish if I'm watching a high-res Youtube clip.

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