Parallels 14 - battery drain

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by DavidZ11, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. DavidZ11

    DavidZ11 Bit Poster

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    Hi,

    I recently upgraded to Parallels 14.1.0 and I have noticed a significant battery drain ever since. Has anyone experienced something similar and any suggestion on how I can resolve the issue?

    My configuration is as follows:
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
    macOS Mojave 10.14.2 (18C54)
    evo850 SSD
    2,5 GHz Intel Core i5
    16GB RAM (8GB for macOS and 8GB for Parallels).

    Regards,
    Dave.
     
  2. KebhaK@Parallels

    KebhaK@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    Hi @DavidZ11 , Please follow steps in this article and check the issue.
     
  3. DavidZ11

    DavidZ11 Bit Poster

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    Hi KebhaK,

    I followed the instructions as described in the article without success.
    Is there anything else I can try. The power drain is so bad that my laptop barely 10 minutes on battery!
     
  4. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    Hi, and how many apps are you running in Parallels Desktop VM? Or you just start the Parallels Desktop and got the issue with battery?
    Also how many apps are you running on the Mac side when you start the Parallels Desktop? Just one Parallels or may be something else?
     
  5. LonnieE

    LonnieE

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    I am experiencing the same issue. I went through the above recommendations. I am only running 2 Cpu's and limited memory. Just turning on parallels cooks my computer. It makes my computer totally unusable unless plugged in. I really need a solid resolution for this...
     
  6. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    Hello, could you share with us your Parallels Desktop and macOS versions?
     
  7. IanB10

    IanB10

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    Same here. Battery life is abominable when running Parallels. Not 10 min, but at most 2 hrs on a full charge.

    I'm running:
    Parallels Version 16.5.0 (49183), 2 processors, 7876 MB RAM
    on this computer:

    Screen Shot 2021-05-21 at 2.02.51 PM.png
     
  8. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    Could you collect the tech report once the issue reoccurs and post the report's ID here please?
     
  9. Gerritv1

    Gerritv1

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    Same here, Macbook stops charging and battery is draining.
    tried changing the settings of the virtual machine, with no luck.

    PD:
    Version 16.5.1 (49187)
    Mac:
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  10. McallenT@Parallels

    McallenT@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hello @Gerritv1, Please refer to this KB article: https://kb.parallels.com/116263 and check. Thanks.
     

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