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A battery monitoring utility for notebooks

Smarter Battery is a battery monitoring utility for portable computers, intended to provide you with all the battery data, to help prolong its life and save its energy. It shows you the evolution of the battery's capacity during the charge / discharge cycles and computes a few important battery parameters, such as the wear level and discharge cycles count. This program continuously reads the battery data, making a prediction for the time remaining; it also features two alarms, for low / critical battery capacity, triggered by either values of time remaining or capacity percentage you set.

The battery capacity evolution is graphically displayed for up to 16 hours period of time, so a complete charge or discharge cycle can easily be visualized and analyzed. Both Calibration and Fast Discharge procedures were updated to perform better on Windows 8 laptops or tablets. A battery gadget can be displayed by this utility; it has many format options and it offers you a fast, clear view to the current battery state.

What's new in this version?

  • Optimized code for Windows 8, either laptop or tablet use;

  • A simple and ergonomic design, with larger fonts;

  • Accurate computing for the battery wear level and discharge cycles;

  • Larger period of time (up to 16 hours) for graphical capacity display;

  • Brightness control and Restart command were added to the battery menu.

The Battery Information page is automatically displayed when this utility is launched and maximized; in the left side fields are a few important parameters of the system battery, while the right side ones show capacity information. The first battery found in your system becomes the current one, and all the data and program commands will use it as reference. Number "1" is displayed in the upper left button; press it to select another battery, when it's available, and both information pages will be updated accordingly.

Smarter Battery - Information

The Capacity Evolution page offers you an easy way to understand evolution of the current battery capacity. A thick orange line is drawn, for a default interval of 60 (elapsed) minutes, displaying the capacity percentage at a certain moment. This graphic can be saved as jpg picture in program's folder, automatically numbered (SBshot1, 2 and so on), using the Save Picture button. If the Battery Mode is Discharging, a thin red line will be displayed, representing the extrapolated future graphic of the battery power, based on the time remaining read from battery or estimated by the software. For a good battery, most of the time this red line should be parallel with the orange one, without big angle changes (drops of battery capacity). The battery capacity evolution is not linear in most cases, due to the processor usage, hard disk activity, screen brightness and so on. This utility version brought you a wider time interval for the capacity's graphical representation, up to 16 hours.

Smarter Battery - Capacity Evolution

The Settings page contains all the program options and two customizable battery level alerts (Warning and Critical, independent from the Windows' ones), on second page. If an option is modified here, it is instantly executed; you can save all these settings using the Save button from the upper line.

On the second page lays the battery Level Alerts, triggered by the current battery values: Warning Alert is the first one; if enabled, it will be triggered by the value of time remaining or the capacity percentage. Critical Alert - when occurs, it can save more battery power by turning off the monitor or by putting your system in standby or hibernate mode.

Smarter Battery - Settings

Calibration page: there are statistical information for the first system battery: the Wear Levels, Full Discharge Cycles, Usage Time and other calibration values; they give you a complete image about your battery life. In order to keep these data accurate, this utility must be kept running all the time on your computer, having the first battery selected. A Fast Discharge procedure is also present here; when started, it can supplementary load the system processor, modify the display brightness and increase the hard disk activity. This can be useful during the calibration process, to speed up the battery discharge.

Smarter Battery - Calibration

WebPages shows you several buttons connecting to the Home, Download and Purchase Pages of the program, as well as the customer Registration data. There is also a button facilitating the e-mail communication with us; it automatically launch your default e-mail software if installed any.

Smarter Battery - Webpages

This program is a demo version. You can test it ten times, each for 15 minutes; to continue monitoring your battery after this period, you have to buy it. After the online payment, send us an e-mail containing your notebook's battery code(s). The program license allows you to use Smarter Battery on a single computer, for an unlimited period of time. We will send you a second registration, for free, in case you change the notebook battery within five years.

 

 

Windows 8

 

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 3.2

 1.34MB

 7/17/2013

 10-uses trial

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Installation Q & A

Smart Battery Tips

Smart Battery Glossary

Calibration Video

Small, 2D, charging battery

The small Battery Gadget showing

if the current battery is charging

 

 

Battery Menu   

The Battery Menu, showing all the

Power Plans you can select

 

 

Big, 3D, discharging battery

Battery Gadget - large size, 3D style

  

     

 

 

 
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