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If I open powertop my keyboard / trackpad seems to be using 10+ watts of power at 100% usage at all times. I feel like this may be a bit excessive. Is it normal for the keyboard / trackpad on my hardware (MacBook Pro 8,2) to be using so much power or am I just being silly here?


10.3 W    100.0%                      Device         USB device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad (Apple Inc.)
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I get 13W on MBP 9,1 running 14.04 – philcolbourn May 8 '14 at 8:59
I have the same problem. – Catskul Mar 11 '15 at 3:28

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