You can change the testing mode and the test settings in the Options section.
So far, Battery Eater offers three interface languages: English, Russian and Ukrainian. Then, you can select the test mode: Classic, Reader’s, Idle. The next option allows you set up the width of the battery discharge graph (this is not important for ordinary users, but can be useful for professional testers). The next options will depend on the selected test mode. For the Classic mode you can set the resolution and the color depth for the image displayed during the test and indicate whether the test should run full-screen or windowed.
When other test modes are selected, some settings related to the Classic mode are missing.
Before launching the test in the Reader’s mode, you can click on the Select Text button and choose a text in RTF or TXT formats other than the one included with Battery Eater.
To return to the default settings, you press the Defaults button. Only the results with the default settings are included into the database compiled by the author of Battery Eater.
Clicking on the Help button in the program’s main window, you can learn about the features of this utility, testing modes and system requirements.
After changing the test settings, you can launch it by checking the “Launch Test on AC Disconnect” checkbox: you should wait until the batteries are fully charged and disconnect the notebook from the wall outlet (but don’t turn the notebook off).
The developer offers one more option for starting the test, although is was originally introduced for debugging purposes. You can press Shift+F3 keys to start Battery Eater even on a desktop computer.
On the next startup Battery Eater processes the results that are saved into a separate folder with the current date in its name. The results are also output onto the screen as a report file. The folder with the testing results is created in Battery Eater’s installation folder.