I have Photon application running where I am using the hotspot of a redundant, old iPhone (5) as a continuous available WiFi network (there is no regular WiFi network in the somewhat remote green-house where I use this). However, that is not running very satisfactory.
So I am considering now to use an Electron instead.
I just want to make sure that I have understood the particle documentation correctly:
- Is my understanding correct that the vast majority of my application SW will also run on Electron and that I will only have to adapt the network related stuff???
- Is my understanding correct that the Electron hardware is also “pin-compatible” with Photon with of course the exeption of pins B0-B5 and C0-C5? That would of course make it very easy to replace the current Photon with an Electron on the very same PCB
- I suppose that energy consumption of one Electron running 3G will be less than one Photon-plus-one iPhone-with-permanent-Hotspot??? Anyone has any experience with this???
- Are there any other specific things that I should take into account when swopping Photon by Electron???
Thnks for your advices!