Electron Documentation

Docs / API / powerMonitor v1.8.4


Monitor power state changes.

Process: Main

You cannot require or use this module until the ready event of the app module is emitted.

For example:

const electron = require('electron')
  const {app} = electron
  app.on('ready', () => {
    electron.powerMonitor.on('suspend', () => {
      console.log('The system is going to sleep')


The powerMonitor module emits the following events:

Event: 'suspend'

Emitted when the system is suspending.

Event: 'resume'

Emitted when system is resuming.

Event: 'on-ac' Windows

Emitted when the system changes to AC power.

Event: 'on-battery' Windows

Emitted when system changes to battery power.