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HP Business Notebook PCs - HP Power Manager

HP Power Manager is a battery management tool for commercial notebooks. HP Power Manager enables you and your IT administrator to monitor the health status of your battery and to change your battery settings from the operating system instead of the BIOS.

Using HP Power Manager, you can find information about the battery such as design and full charge capacity. You can also access settings such as Maximize My Battery Health and Set Your Battery Schedule. Set Your Battery Schedule allows you to set times for your computer to use the internal battery, even if your computer is plugged in to AC power all the time.

Note:

You can also manage or limit Maximize My Battery Health and Set Your Battery Schedule in the BIOS.

Note:

If you uninstall HP Power Manager, the current settings are preserved and controlled by the BIOS.

IT personnel can use HP Power Manager to remotely view battery information and manage battery functions. They can also promote battery health throughout the organization by remotely enabling Maximize My Battery Health.

Note:

ITDM users can access HP Power Manager controls via desktop sharing when remoting. This allows the ITDM user to access the device’s battery information in real-time and eliminates the need to physically access BIOS controls.

IT permissions and/or third-party remote management software is required and sold separately.

Install HP Power Manager

HP Power Manager is available to download from the HP Support website as a SoftPaq. If you are downloading and installing a newer version of HP Power Manager, uninstall the previous version first.

  1. To find your device, enter the serial number or model number of your computer.

    After you locate your device, a list of available software downloads is displayed, organized by category. Under the Software-Solutions category, find HP Power Manager.

  2. Download and install the HP Power Manager SoftPaq.

    Software Solutions list on HP Support

Select the battery charge mode

HP Power Manager enables you to view and change battery charge modes from the operating system. HP recommends that you choose your battery settings in HP Power Manager based on battery usage and age.

Let HP Manage My Battery Charging setting

The Let HP Manage My Battery Charging setting dynamically changes how the system charges the battery based on the age of the battery and usage over time.

Note:

On some devices, this setting might be called Let HP Manage My Battery.

Use this setting in the following situations:

  • Mixed-use environments where the notebook is regularly removed from AC power and the battery is allowed to discharge.

  • Prefer a single process for your organization.

  • The notebook is less than a year old.

Note:

Turn on the HP Intelligent Charging setting to use a learning algorithm to dynamically adjust your battery charging settings.

Maximize My Battery Health setting

The Maximize My Battery Health setting discharges the battery to an 80% charge level and limits the maximum state-of-charge on the notebook battery to 80% of the maximum state-of-charge for the battery, which has been proven to optimize battery health and helps mitigate battery swelling due to high state-of-charge. The notebook battery remains at a maximum state-of-charge of 80% until you change the setting.

Use this setting in the following situations:

  • Environments where the notebooks are continually connected to AC power and seldom removed and allowed to discharge (including remote office environments).

  • The notebooks are one-year old or older (older systems might have been exposed to accelerating factors such as high state-of-charge over time).

What to expect from changing the default setting to Maximize My Battery Health

Changing the default setting to Maximize My Battery Health causes the following:

  • This setting results in a reduced run time between charges, because it limits the charging capacity of the notebook’s battery to 80% of the currently available full charge capacity.

  • You will continue to see the battery charge at 100% in the Windows icon tray, with 100% representing the new, adjusted full charge capacity.

  • The change to Maximize My Battery Health has no impact on the system performance.

Note:

Before this update, Maximize My Battery Health caused the Windows icon tray to display a maximum charge of 80%. After the update, the Windows icon tray displays a maximum charge of 100%. This change was made to create a more user-friendly and consistent customer experience.

Note:

After this update, if you are running the Windows 11 operating system, a small heart icon is displayed in the Windows icon tray. This heart icon indicates that a battery health feature has been enabled.

Set a battery schedule

The Set Your Battery Schedule screen allows you to specify times when you want to use the computer battery. It does not allow you to schedule charging times.

Note:

Access to this function can be limited using the BIOS.

  1. Click Set Your Battery Schedule on the Battery Charge Manager tab.

    Battery Charge Manager Set Your Battery Schedule
  2. Use the drop-down menus to select a Start Time and End Time (in 30-minute intervals) for each day of the week. The total time to use your battery each day is calculated.

  3. If you want to set a battery charge level at which the computer starts charging, move the When plugged in, start charging when the battery reaches slider or select a percentage from the drop-down menu beneath the slider.

  4. Select one of the following options:

    • Click Apply to save your selections.

    • To clear your choices, click Restore Default.

  5. Click the left arrow icon next to Back to Battery Charge Manager at the top of the screen to return to the Battery Charge Manager screen.

Optimize your PC (HP Dragonfly Folio 13.5 inch G3 2-in-1 Notebook PC only)

You can select a power mode to optimize your PC for your productivity needs.

Note:

When you use System Control to manage your PC performance, the Windows power modes do not work.

  1. In HP Power Manager, select the System Control tab.

  2. Select a Power Mode: Balanced, Cool, Quiet, or Performance.

    Select a power mode

HP Power Manager FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about HP Power Manager.

Where do I monitor the battery status?

The Battery Status tab displays the overall health of your device battery, the battery’s design capacity, the current maximum charge capacity, and serial number. You can also view battery temperature and identify the current charging mode.

Note:

When you open the Battery Status tab, HP Power Manager performs a battery assessment to provide an accurate real-time battery status. It might take approximately 10 seconds for this tab to load.

HP Power Manager Battery Status tab
  • Charge Level: Displays the current battery charge with a graphic and a percentage.

    • A green battery graphic indicates that the battery is charged.

    • A yellow battery graphic means that you need to charge the battery soon.

    • A red battery graphic indicates that you need to charge the battery.

  • Battery Health: Displays the current battery state-of-charge (SoC), which is the charge level of the battery relative to its capacity. If this status displays Normal, your battery is charged. If this status displays Weak (less than 50% SoC) or Very Weak (less than 25% SoC), the battery needs to be charged.

  • Current Battery Mode: Displays the current battery charge mode. This setting can be changed in the Battery Charge Manager tab. See Where do I control how and when my battery charges? for more information.

  • New Battery Capacity: Displays the physical capacity that the battery was designed to have when fully charged.

  • Current Battery Capacity: Displays the available battery capacity when fully charged. This capacity diminishes with time and other environmental factors. This status also displays the percentage of the new battery capacity available (for example, 96%). This percentage is not the battery charge level.

  • Battery Temperature: Displays the current battery temperature. The recommended battery temperature range varies according to battery type.

  • Serial Number: Displays the battery serial number and a date code that can be used for any service repairs.

Where do I control how and when my battery charges?

You can use the Battery Charge Manager tab to select the battery charge mode and set a battery schedule.

  • Maximize My Battery Health: Maximizes your battery health by limiting the full charge capacity to 80%. Optimized charging and use slow down battery aging and reduce the risk of battery swelling.

  • Let HP Manage My Battery: HP Power Manager sets battery charging levels and times based on your use of the computer to improve battery life. HP recommends the Let HP Manage My Battery setting for notebooks that are less than a year old and regularly disconnected from AC power.

    • HP Intelligent Charging (Recommended): Advanced learning algorithms dynamically adjust charge levels for prolonged battery health. This adjustment is done in the background. You can turn this function on or off. HP recommends turning this function on if you are using the Let HP Manage My Battery mode.

    Note:

    HP Intelligent Charging is available only on HP G9 notebooks and later.

  • Set Your Battery Schedule: Based on your usage and environment, set specific times for the computer to use the internal battery even if it is connected to AC power. For example, this mode is useful if you live in a country/region that has predictable rolling blackouts.

For more information, see Select the battery charge mode.

Can I set my battery to charge automatically when it reaches a certain level?

Yes. On the Set Your Battery Schedule screen, use the When plugged in, start charging when the battery reaches slider to set the battery charge level at which automatic charging starts. You can also select the charging start using the drop-down arrow.

You can set the slider between 15% and 99% in .5% increments. Or, you can select the battery level percentage to initiate charging by clicking the drop-down arrow next to the percentage.

Where can I find out which version of HP Power Manager I have installed?

In the left pane, click the About icon to display which version is installed.

Depending on the view, the menu might display the name of the icon next to the About icon .


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