rMBP Charge Time ?

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  1. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    How long does the retina Macbook Pro take to charge?

    Does the charger turn its LED off when its charged?
     
  2. jeutie macrumors member

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    Takes me anywhere between an hour and a half to two hours to recharge from 1% to 100% whilst in light use. It really depends on what you're doing whilst charging though. e.g: Playing Diablo 3 whilst plugged in will result in not charging at all. (Power is consumed immediately.) Whilst charging the LED is orange. Once fully charged it turns green. It does not turn off.
     
  3. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, color blind hard to see the change ....
     
  4. jeutie macrumors member

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    No problem at all. Ah, being colorblind will make it a tad harder to know when it's fully charged indeed. That combined with the lack of a battery indicator on the side, I guess your best bet will be just opening the lid and looking at the percentage. :)
     
  5. XFactorer macrumors regular

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    I'm in the same boat! I have a hard time telling when my Kindle is fully charged based on the color of the light, too. :p

    (Red-green colorblind here)
     
  6. golu14 macrumors regular

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    Maybe try an external battery indicator? Something that plugs inside usb and displays percentage on an external 1cm lcd screen?
    Do they exist?lol
     
  7. maclook macrumors 65816

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    That's insanely fast. It takes my non retina MBA about that long to charge. I thought the rMBP would have twice the battery as the MBP which would result in longer charging times, similar to the extremely long charge time for the new iPad compared to the iPad 2.
     
  8. jeutie macrumors member

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    I doubt that exists, and if it does, I don't think it'll be compatible with the Mac?
    I thought it was fast as well! But I timed it last night, took 2 hours and a bit whilst watching YouTube video's. =)
     
  9. golu14, Jun 25, 2012
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    Not sure about compatibilty but they cant be that hard to make
     

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