Easy Viewing: Windows 7 Battery Bar

Windows 7Windows 7 Battery Bar is a tiny application for Windows 7 that displays the battery status in the taskbar. Although there are several free tools available to view battery status, this tool stands out because it’s portable and fully customizable.

The tool lets you customize battery status color and taskbar text. Windows 7 Battery Bar is portable, which means it doesn’t require installation. Whenever you run this program, a small battery icon will be placed in the system tray and it can be used to open Windows 7 Battery Bar settings.

Battery BarIf you would like to view additional battery information, you can try Battery Bar Free and Battery Care tools. Some of these tools or Battery Bars may request payment for the download. This may have additional features that are not included in the free version. Please only download from a trusted source and read thoroughly before making a purchase.

Here is an example of the Battery Bar. This tool is beneficial as you can see your overall capacity, how much time is left on the charge (instead of just a percentage), if your AC adapter is connected or disconnected and more.

To convert the mWh into mAh use the following conversion. You will need to know the battery’s voltage to complete the conversion.

First convert the mWh (mega watt hours) into Wh (watt hours):
mWh / 1000
50810mWh / 1000 = 50.81Wh

Next Multiply the Wh and voltage to find the Ah (amp hours):
Wh * Volts
50.81Wh * 11.1v = 4.577Ah

Last step to find the mAh (milli-amp hours) by multiplying the Ah (amp hours) with 1000:
Ah * 1000
4.577 * 1000 = 4577mAh

Mobility CenterThere are similar settings in other Windows operating systems, like Windows 8, Vista and XP. Adjust center settings by clicking on the Start menu and type “Mobility” into the search field. Select Settings > Windows Mobility Center; here you can change different settings to prolong your laptops battery life.

If you are confident or tech savvy, you may find advanced power settings from the Power Options window. Start by clicking on Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings; here you can change advanced settings which determine when to turn off your hard drive, how USB ports are used and other options. If you are unsure how to do this, check with your laptops manufacturer or with a professional.