Dell Power Manager application helps you maximize your PC’s battery life by configuring how the battery should be maintained based on your personal preferences. Dell Power Manager is supported on Dell Inspiron, Vostro and XPS laptops running exclusively on Windows 10, and requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 to be installed on the PC.
Depending on the hardware configuration of your PC, Dell Power Manager also supports alert notifications related to power adapter, battery, docking and USB Type-C device/protocol incompatibility.
Dell Power Manager provides detailed information about your PC’s battery, including:
Battery health indicates the amount of charge that is available to a system. In general, a battery’s health decreases over time at a rate that depends on how often the battery is used and the conditions under which it is used.
Battery Health is indicated using the heart icon followed by a set of four circular icons. The number of circular icons that are filled indicates the battery health.
|Excellent — Battery is operating at maximum capacity.|
|Good — Battery can charge normally; however, you may notice reduced operating time because long-term battery life is decreasing.|
|Fair — Battery can charge normally; however, it is near the end of its usable life. It is recommended that you purchase a new battery soon.|
|Poor — Battery no longer provides sufficient power. It is recommended that you replace this battery.|
|Battery no longer operates, or battery status cannot be determined. It is recommended that you replace the battery.|
You can view a battery’s charge status quickly by referring to the battery charge status indicator codes displayed beside the battery number on the Battery Information screen.
Dell Power Manager allows you to select a Battery Setting that is optimized for specific system usage patterns. For example, some settings focus on extending battery life, while others provide fast charge times. Available settings may be limited, depending on the battery. Possible battery settings include:
Advanced Charge is an optional feature that prolongs the usable life of a system’s batteries by charging them to full capacity only once per day, prior to the Start of day you establish when you Enable Advanced Charge. For the remainder of the day, Advanced Charge keeps batteries in a lower charge state that is better for storage, even when the system is plugged into a direct power source.
Advanced Charge is not enabled by default. When Advanced Charge is enabled, the feature applies to all batteries in the PC, and individual battery configuration is disabled.
Peak Shift is an optional feature that reduces power consumption by automatically switching the system to battery power during certain times of the day, even if the system is plugged into a direct power source. After Peak Shift begins, the system will run on battery power until the combined charge level of all batteries reaches a minimum threshold. See Enabling Peak Shift for instructions on how to change these settings. Then, if the system is plugged in, it is powered by the direct power source; however, the battery will not charge until the Peak Shift ends.
Dell Power Manager allows you to manage your system’s processor and cooling fan settings so that you can manage performance, system surface temperature, and fan noise. Each option represents a different balance of these three elements. Choose the configuration that best suits the way you use your system.
|Optimized||Balances performance, noise, and temperature.|
|Cool||Cooling fan speed is raised to maintain a cooler system surface temperature. Your system may produce more noise and experience reduced performance.|
|Quiet||Cooling fan and processor speeds are lowered to reduce fan noise. This configuration may also reduce system performance and raise system surface temperature.|
|Ultra performance||Both processor and cooling fan speeds are increased to produce higher system performance. This configuration may also produce more noise and higher system surface temperature.|
To change the Thermal Management setting:
Dell Power Manager's Battery Extender feature allows you to conserve battery charge.
Dell Power Manager's Battery Extender feature allows you to change the settings of some system functions that affect your system's battery consumption. To access Battery Extender:
To restore any settings you have changed using Battery Extender, click Restore Defaults.
The Alert Settings feature in Dell Power Manager allows you to restore the default alert settings. Dell Power Manager supports the following types of alerts:
Dell Power Manager is factory-installed on supported Dell PCs. Dell Power Manager can be downloaded from Windows Store or Dell Drivers & Downloads website.
To uninstall the Dell Power Manager application:
Article ID: SLN318026
Last Date Modified: 09/15/2019 12:35 AM
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