SYSTEM_BATTERY_STATE structure

Contains information about the current state of the system battery.

Syntax


typedef struct {
  BOOLEAN AcOnLine;
  BOOLEAN BatteryPresent;
  BOOLEAN Charging;
  BOOLEAN Discharging;
  BOOLEAN Spare1[4];
  DWORD   MaxCapacity;
  DWORD   RemainingCapacity;
  DWORD   Rate;
  DWORD   EstimatedTime;
  DWORD   DefaultAlert1;
  DWORD   DefaultAlert2;
} SYSTEM_BATTERY_STATE, *PSYSTEM_BATTERY_STATE;

Members

AcOnLine

If this member is TRUE, the system battery charger is currently operating on external power.

BatteryPresent

If this member is TRUE, at least one battery is present in the system.

Charging

If this member is TRUE, a battery is currently charging.

Discharging

If this member is TRUE, a battery is currently discharging.

Spare1

Reserved.

MaxCapacity

The theoretical capacity of the battery when new.

RemainingCapacity

The estimated remaining capacity of the battery.

Rate

The current rate of discharge of the battery, in mW. A nonzero, positive rate indicates charging; a negative rate indicates discharging. Some batteries report only discharging rates. This value should be treated as a LONG as it can contain negative values (with the high bit set).

EstimatedTime

The estimated time remaining on the battery, in seconds.

DefaultAlert1

The manufacturer's suggestion of a capacity, in mWh, at which a low battery alert should occur. Definitions of low vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. In general, a warning state will occur before a low state, but you should not assume that it always will. To reduce risk of data loss, this value is usually used as the default setting for the critical battery alarm.

DefaultAlert2

The manufacturer's suggestion of a capacity, in mWh, at which a warning battery alert should occur. Definitions of warning vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. In general, a warning state will occur before a low state, but you should not assume that it always will. To reduce risk of data loss, this value is usually used as the default setting for the low battery alarm.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Header

WinNT.h (include Windows.h)

See also

CallNtPowerInformation

 

 

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