You are on page 1of 14

fossBytes

Tech

News

Security

Geek

Science

How To

Advertise

Deals

Academy

POWERCFG: How To Check Battery


Capacity And Battery Health Report In
Windows Using CMD

BY ADITYA TIWARI ON AUG 06, 2016 IN HOW TO

Buy Windows 7, Only $119

Download & Install Instantly Today. Live Customer Service Available!

open in browser PRO version

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com

Short Bytes: This article shows you how to access the energy report and battery report of
your battery in Windows using powercfg in CMD. This will allow you to check your current
battery capacity, battery errors, and usage sessions saved by Windows.

he existence of batteries has played a major role in the


development of portable computers like laptops and
netbooks. A normal laptop comes with a battery backup of

around 6 to 7 hours on an average. However, some of the highpriced ones have enough juice to entertain you for 11 to 12 hours on
a single charge.
These batteries, mostly lithium-ion type, decrease in capacity over
time. It is quite possible that a new laptop that can run for 6 hours on
open in browser PRO version

the battery may reach only 2 hours after a couple of years of usage.

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com

the battery may reach only 2 hours after a couple of years of usage.
Now, you cant stop the battery decay process because its a natural
phenomenon but you can keep an eye on the battery capacity from
time to time. This would help you know when it is the right time to
purchase a new one.

Windows keeps an account of battery related data like its original


specifications, capacity, current capacity, etc. It also maintains
updated information about battery usage sessions. A command line
utility known as powercfg allows you to access this data in a wellpresented manner.
open in browser PRO version

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com

So, here is a method which involves the use of Windows CMD to


check Energy Report and also the Battery Health Report which
shows the charging cycles and performance of your battery over a
course of time.

Generate Energy Report In


Windows Using POWERCFG
Command:
1. Right Click Windows logo. Click Command Prompt (Admin).
2. Type the command: powercfg/energy
Itll take 60 seconds to generate an energy report of your
battery.

open in browser PRO version

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com

3. To access the energy report, press Windows+R and type the


location:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\energy-report.html
Click Ok. This file will open in your web browser.

open in browser PRO version

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com

Battery Capacity:

Recommended: How To Find Wi-Fi Password Using CMD Of All


Connected Networks

Generate Battery Report In


Windows Using POWERCFG
Command:
1. Open CMD in Admin Mode as above.
2. Type the command:
open in browser PRO version

powercfg /batteryreport

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com

powercfg /batteryreport
Press Enter.

3. To view the Battery Report, press Windows+R and type the


following location:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\battery-report.htm
Click Ok. This file will open in your web browser.

open in browser PRO version

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com

open in browser PRO version

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com

You can regularly monitor your battery health using the above
powercfg commands. Every time you type these commands in the
CMD window, the existing versions of the energy report and battery
report will be refreshed with the current data.
Note: We have tested the above method for Windows 8, 8.1, 10. It will
also work on Windows 7.
If you have something to add, tell us in the comments below.
More on Windows:
How To Download A Website For Offline Access Using HTTrack?
What Is Windows 10 Developer Mode? How To Activate It?
How To Find Windows Product Key Using CMD, PowerShell, And
Windows Registry

FROM AROUND THE WEB

open in browser PRO version

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com

Is It T ime to Upgrade
to Magento 2?
Atlantic BT

T he Most Revealing
Red Carpet Looks of
All T ime

Jaw Dropping Child


Few Simple Clicks Will
Star T ransformations!! Help T o Fix Y our
Window s
Y our Daily Dish

T V Guide.com

Y our Pow er Company


Will Never T alk T o
Y ou After Y ou Do
T his
FreeSolarQuotes.org

w w w .techbitbox.com

Can Y ou Actually See


All T he Colors?

Dow nw ard PC Sales


Spiral to Slow

Hilariously Illuminating

E- Commerce T imes

Quizzes

Does Window s 10
Need an Antivirus?
Why?
10 Best Antiv irus Softw are
for 2016
Recommended by

Tags:

battery capacity

battery health

battery report

cmd

energy report

pow ercfg

w indow s

Aditya Tiwari

An engineer (almost) by degree and an explorer by heart. He writes to content his


ferv our for technology.

open in browser PRO version

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com

LATEST DEALS FROM FOSSBYTES...

$95% OFF

Ultimate Java
Bundle
$1499 $69

ALL DEALS

$91% OFF

The Complete Android


Developer Course - Build
14 A...

$94% OFF

Linux for
Beginners
$199 $12

$199 $17
$100% OFF

open in browser PRO version

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com

Pay What You Want: The


Android Expert's Coding
Bun...
$503 $1

$63% OFF

Learn Cloud Computing


w ith AWS
$49 $18

$100% OFF

Pay What You Want: V PN


Lifetime Subscription
Bundl...
$367 $1

0 Comments

open in browser PRO version

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com

Add a comment...

Facebook Comments Plugin

ABOUT

MORE FROM FOSSBYTES

About Us

Adv ertise With Us

Contact Us

fossBytes Team

Priv acy Policy

open in browser PRO version

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com

Priv acy Policy

Rev iew Guidelines


Fossbytes

389

S HA RE S

open in browser PRO version

Are you a developer? Try out the HTML to PDF API

pdfcrowd.com