BatteryCare

BatteryCare

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 62 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.21
  • Total Downloads:
    288,610
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 20, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    832
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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For road warriors, depending on your laptop means you depend on its battery. BatteryCare is a free utility that helps you keep your laptop battery topped off and ready to roll. It's more accurate than the typical battery meter, for starters, measuring battery discharge cycles instead of stored energy. BatteryCare's documentation and Web site offer a lot of information about how laptop batteries work as well as how to get the most out of your device's battery. It's fascinating, but we'll cut to the chase and simply note that there's a lot you can do to maximize your battery's life and performance, starting with downloading this freeware. We installed BatteryCare in a Netbook running 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, but it's fully compatible with Windows 8, too.

BatteryCare's System Tray icon serves as its main access point when the program is running, which should be all the time, if you want to maintain a full charge. Hovering our cursor over the icon showed our battery's current charge level, our current power plan, and CPU and HDD temperatures; clicking it produced a menu accessing Power Settings, Power Plan, and general Settings, which let us configure Notifications, Usage Statistics, and power-saving options such as pausing Aero effects and other Windows features and services when running on battery power. Double-clicking the program's tray icon produced a more detailed display, showing Battery Status, Discharge Information, Discharge Cycles Progress, and even such details as Tension (Voltage) and Wear Level.

We mentioned BatteryCare's Web site, which offers FAQs about the program, a manual for users, and a lot of information about laptop batteries and how they work. Even though BatteryCare is very easy to use, we recommend visiting its Web site since it not only helps you set up BatteryCare but will help you get the most out of all your battery-powered devices. It explains everything from the myth of the memory effect in lithium-ion batteries, to whether you should remove the battery on laptops that stay tethered to AC power most of the time (The answer? Check out BatteryCare and see for yourself!).

 
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5 stars

"Excellent!"

March 23, 2015  |  By Bendegz Tth

 |  Version: BatteryCare 0.9.21

Pros

I needed this utility for my laptop, because ASUS Power4Hybrid doesn't make sense any more on Win 8.1. This is much better!

Cons

Ugly tray icon. It should be redesigned!

Summary

You should have it too ;)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.21
Version 0.9.21 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Filipe Lourenso
Publisher web site http://batterycare.bkspot.com
Release Date February 20, 2015
Date Added February 20, 2015
Version 0.9.21
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Battery Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 1.47MB
File Name SetupBatteryCare.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 288,610
Downloads Last Week 832
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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