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How to Generate Battery Report Using the POWERCFG Command

Summary: Information about using the Windows POWERCFG command to create a battery report.

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The following steps can be used to generate a report for the battery that may help troubleshoot issues like:

  • The laptop battery is not holding a charge like before.
  • The laptop battery only last one hour or less time.

Battery Report Using the POWERCFG Command

  1. Open the Command (CMD) prompt. (The Command Prompt: What It Is and How to Use It on a Dell System)
  2. Type the following Command (Figure 1): powercfg /batteryreport
    Press Enter.
    Windows Command Prompt Battery Report
    Figure 1
  3. Go to C:\Users\"user_name" in File Explorer and, look for the battery_report.html file (Figure 2) and double-click it. It should open in the default Internet browser.
    Windows File Explorer Battery Report File
    Figure 2

The following are example screenshots of what information is in the report and may help if the battery would need to be replaced.

  • Battery Report (Figure 3):
    Battery Report General Information
    Figure 3
  • Recent Usage (Figure 4):
    Battery Report Recent Usage
    Figure 4
  • Battery Usage (Figure 5)
    Battery Report Battery Usage
    Figure 5
  • Battery Usage History (Figure 6):
    Battery Report Usage History
    Figure 6
  • Battery Capacity History (Figure 7):
    Note: Battery Capacity is a primary way to determine if a battery must be replaced.
    Battery Report Battery Capacity History
    Figure 7
  • Battery Life Estimates (Figure 8):
    Battery Report Battery Life Estimates
    Figure 8

If the "Full Charge Capacity" (Figure 7) is less than 25% of the Designed Capacity and the battery is more than a year old, this is normal. If the battery is less than a year old, the battery may need to be replaced. The System BIOS can be checked as well for the battery health.

More Information:
How to Check Battery Health Status on Dell Laptops

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Alienware, Inspiron, Latitude, Vostro, XPS

Last Published Date

17 Apr 2024



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