How to Access the Properties for Zebra Power Precision+ Batteries

Zebra’s range of Android Mobile devices come equipped with Power Precision or Power Precision+ batteries.  You can learn more about Power Precision / Power Precision+ from the product page but one advantage of these batteries for the app developer is access to a wealth of additional battery information not available on consumer Android handsets:

  • Manufacture date
  • Part number
  • Serial number
  • Backup battery voltage
  • Battery capacity
  • Decommission status
  • Cumulative charge
  • Number of charge cycles
  • Present capacity
  • Health expressed as a percentage
  • Time until empty
  • Time until full
  • Amount of usable charge remaining in the battery

All of these properties are available from the standard Android battery Intent, Intent.ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED which has additional extras on Zebra devices as defined in our Battery Reference Guide.

I frequently get asked for a sample app showing how to access these additional properties and you can find this application at https://github.com/Zebra/Zebra_Battery_Extras.  Please see the readme file for more information and note that the application is provided without any guarantee or warranty; it is not an official, supported Zebra sample but is provided in good faith.

 

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