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Windows 10 Battery Report

In my last post, I told you that I recently bought a used ThinkPad T430 from ebay. The first thing I noticed was that the battery drains within no time and I need to keep the laptop plugged in, which in turn means there is only little mobility that it affords me. So, I wanted to check how much battery life is remaining. Windows 10 comes with a great power tool to generate battery report. To generate this report, do the following:

  1. Open a Powershell with elevated (admin) access.
  2. Run the following command:
powercfg /batteryreport
  1. This will generate the report1 in the current folder with a file named battery-report.html. Open this file in a browser.

Notes


  1. At the bottom of the report you will see the section Current estimate of battery life based on all observed drains since OS install. This will have two columns, At Full Charge and At Design Capacity. These will be the time the battery will retain juice at full charge compared to what it was designed for respectively. Read this article on PCMag for more detailsĀ