iBook Sleep Power Consumption?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014

I'm wondering how much power iBooks actually use while they are asleep. I imagine it's next to nothing (it's not actually doing anything after all), but I can't find any information on this from Apple's website or anywhere else. Could anybody enlighten me as to how much power they actually use?

The reason I ask is because I frequently leave my iBook (600/128/20/Combo, if that makes a difference) asleep for long periods and sometimes it's not shut down at all during a 48 hour period (this is, of course when it is connected to a power outlet).

Also, will leaving it on for long periods (days, weeks....months?) without a reboot cause any other problems (heat for example). I ask because I now feel that with OS X (which I use all the time BTW) I can confidently go this long without a crash.

Thanks in advance,



  • Reply 1 of 3
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    the iBook doesn't use much power at all while sleeping. i believe most Apple produts use 95%-98% less energy while in sleep mode. (only sony was as good last i checked).

    it will sleep until the battery runs out, at which point it will go into a "deep" sleep mode, where it consumes next to nothing.

    i've had my iBook go weeks without a reboot or being shut off no problem. heat won't be an issue.

    enjoy your new laptop!
  • Reply 2 of 3
    tom600tom600 Posts: 8member
    [quote]Originally posted by alcimedes:


    enjoy your new laptop!</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I will, thanks for the info alcimedes.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    i've found that my ibook 700 uses a little less than 1% per hour or so.
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