I’ve been testing data usage on the Electron after implementing the instructions found on the documents and following a lot of the advice on the various threads on this topic.
My latest test was using the recommendations on: https://docs.particle.io/reference/firmware/electron/#optimizing-cellular-data-use-with-cloud-connectivity-on-the-electron
i.e system semi automatic and the line “particle.connect” after 3 particle functions.
Is this actually working?
Any difference between Electron 2G and 3G on this feature?
I am putting an Electron (2G) running on v0.6.4 to sleep and waking up after various periods of time using: System.sleep(pin, FALLING, XXX, SLEEP_NETWORK_STANDBY). In theory, the wake ups should use less data (135B in the document above), but each wake up still consumes over 5K. I tried waking up after periods longer than 1hr.
If wake up occurs in short time (before 23min), then it actually only consumes the 122B use in one ping.
Thanks for the comments.