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Standby Recharge vs. Off Standby

Message #1 - Posted 2005/07/23 - -oo0-GoldTrader-0oo-

A local Mac repair shop, says a Powerbook will recharge faster on standby instead of completely off. This sounds a little like a car battery charging faster if you leave the lights on. Anyone know for sure?

Message #2 - Posted 2005/07/23 - zara

"-oo0-GoldTrader-0oo-" <nomads_05@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:1122160962.880376.170350@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...

A local Mac repair shop, says a Powerbook will recharge faster on standby instead of completely off. This sounds a little like a car battery charging faster if you leave the lights on. Anyone know for sure?

There are so few Macs around, that even the Mac techs don't know shit from Shinola - send it back to the factory - it takes 3 to 4 weeks. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

Message #3 - Posted 2005/07/23 - nospam

Previously, -oo0-GoldTrader-0oo- <nomads_05@yahoo.com> wrote:

A local Mac repair shop, says a Powerbook will recharge faster on standby instead of completely off. This sounds a little like a car battery charging faster if you leave the lights on. Anyone know for sure?

sleep is essentially the same as off, except that the ram is maintained and the powermanager chip is waiting for a keypress or the lid to be opened. in other words, there is negligible power consumption. therefore, you won't notice a difference in charge time.

of course, if you are using the laptop, it will charge at a slower rate than in either sleep or off.

and find a new repair shop.

Message #4 - Posted 2005/07/24 - Belphegor

Sorry but I would really like to know how you reach your conclusions. I am sure you spent a lot of time on your considered opinion so please elaborate:

a)How, logically, the first statement is relating to the second. b)Why somebody should send his computer to the factory when he is not mentioning anything being wrong with his computer.
c)why apologise if you are obviously stretching your brain to maximum capacity to 'help out'? You should be proud of yourself, you done well!

zara wrote:

"-oo0-GoldTrader-0oo-" <nomads_05@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:1122160962.880376.170350@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...

A local Mac repair shop, says a Powerbook will recharge faster on standby instead of completely off. This sounds a little like a car battery charging faster if you leave the lights on. Anyone know for sure?

There are so few Macs around, that even the Mac techs don't know shit from Shinola - send it back to the factory - it takes 3 to 4 weeks. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

Message #5 - Posted 2005/07/24 - Andrew J. Brehm

-oo0-GoldTrader-0oo- <nomads_05@yahoo.com> wrote:

A local Mac repair shop, says a Powerbook will recharge faster on standby instead of completely off. This sounds a little like a car battery charging faster if you leave the lights on. Anyone know for sure?

This is somewhat beside the point, but why would you switch the Powerbook off???

Andrew J. Brehm
Marx Brothers Fan
PowerPC/Macintosh User
Supporter of Chicken Sandwiches

Message #6 - Posted 2005/07/30 - Clark Martin

Previously, nospam wrote:

Previously, -oo0-GoldTrader-0oo- <nomads_05@yahoo.com> wrote:

A local Mac repair shop, says a Powerbook will recharge faster on standby instead of completely off. This sounds a little like a car battery charging faster if you leave the lights on. Anyone know for sure?

sleep is essentially the same as off, except that the ram is maintained and the powermanager chip is waiting for a keypress or the lid to be opened. in other words, there is negligible power consumption. therefore, you won't notice a difference in charge time.

of course, if you are using the laptop, it will charge at a slower rate than in either sleep or off.

It should still charge in more or less the same amount of time. The power supply has enough capacity to do both. I've measured the power consumption of both AC and DC adapters under various conditions and the data I got supports this.

and find a new repair shop.

Unfortunately a new repair shop might be an even worse source of information.

Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting

"I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"

Message #7 - Posted 2005/07/30 - nospam

Previously, Clark Martin wrote:

Previously, nospam wrote:

Previously, -oo0-GoldTrader-0oo- <nomads_05@yahoo.com> wrote:

A local Mac repair shop, says a Powerbook will recharge faster on standby instead of completely off. This sounds a little like a car battery charging faster if you leave the lights on. Anyone know for sure?

sleep is essentially the same as off, except that the ram is maintained and the powermanager chip is waiting for a keypress or the lid to be opened. in other words, there is negligible power consumption. therefore, you won't notice a difference in charge time.

of course, if you are using the laptop, it will charge at a slower rate than in either sleep or off.

It should still charge in more or less the same amount of time. The power supply has enough capacity to do both. I've measured the power consumption of both AC and DC adapters under various conditions and the data I got supports this.

that is completely opposite than my experience with assorted powerbooks and ibooks. the unit will unquestionably charge at a noticably slower rate if it is being used than when it is sleeping or off.

instead of measuring power consumption, try using a clock.

and find a new repair shop.

Unfortunately a new repair shop might be an even worse source of information.

it can't be any worse, since what the original repair shop said was completely wrong. a different place could only be better, or at worst, the same.

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