Windows 10. How to get a full battery report

Posted By on February 26, 2016

If you are running Windows 10 on a laptop or tablet, you probably often pay attention to the battery charge level. How not cool, but this is one of the most important indicators when dealing with any portable device. To monitor all of the case, the system provides a number of different ways – to take at least an icon on the taskbar. But only a few of you know that Windows developers have provided yet another hidden element called PowerCfg. With this tool, you can learn everything about the battery of the gadget. Just at this material and we will talk about how to get access to this most the PowerCfg, and that means all that a ton of information in it.

How to get a full report on the battery

File access PowerCfg receive, in actual fact, quite easily. But you need to use the command prompt as an administrator: Ctrl + X → Command prompt (administrator). After the opening of the line you will need to enter the command powercfg / batteryreport / output “C: \ battery_report.html”. You can simply copy it to a string and press enter. If, at the end of the command, you can choose another way to save the report file. In the present case, the report will be saved in the root of drive C.

Then simply find the file and open it with any web browser. As you can imagine, it will be called battery_report.html. About the meaning of all these items in the report can be read below.
Deciphering all items PowerCfg

The resulting report is informative enough, therefore consists of several items at once. Now I will tell you more about what information is in each of them. Incidentally, the time has gone so hot, I would say that this feature (see detailed information on the battery) appeared not in Windows 10, so this guide is suitable for Windows 8, and even Windows 7. On Windows XP exactly say I can not . If someone of you still using this version of the system (and even on a laptop), it would be cool, if you check, and then unsubscribe to result in comments.

First, in the statement is trivial information about the device. There is nothing particularly interesting is not there, but with the most points Installed Batteries juice appears. You can pay attention to the Design Capacity (it’s design capacity), Full Charge Capacity (this is the actual capacity) and Cycle Count (this is the number of charge cycles). Now Recent Usage. At this point, the total collected statistics on the use of the battery for the last three days. data on the laptop modes (or tablet) There appear, how often it has been connected to the charging and stuff like that. Last time, by the way, is reflected in mWh, or as a percentage.

windows 10 battery report

As for the Battery Usage point, it is interesting in the first place so that you can see the flow of the charge on a special chart. Taking into account only the last three days. But in the Usage History tab has collected information since the installation of Windows. There you can see how long a laptop or tablet runs on battery power, as well as from an external power source. Another interesting point can be traced in the Battery Capacity History. This kind of story container. According to the information at this point, you can see how over time, increased the difference between the project and the actual battery capacity. By the way, this is quite a normal process, because with each cycle of charging the battery chemical composition changes. More specifically, the battery wears out over time, so the amount of accumulated energy becomes less and less.

windows 10 battery report

windows 10 battery report

Well, the last point- Battery Life Estimates. This tab shows the approximate battery life when observed in recent years average consumption.

If you have just installed the system, you need several charging cycles to the beginning of the information displayed in the report completely.