Electron - Low power wake up from cellular message?


#1

Hi there,

I currently have firmware written for my Electron that every few minutes checks if messages are available for it on my server, and if messages are available, it proceeds to do a series of actions, then goes to sleep. If messages are not available, it goes to sleep immediately.

Currently, the power consumption for my firmware is much higher than I’d like, as every few minutes the Electron turns on the modem and connects to the Particle Cloud, which I’ve noticed consumes a lot of power.

Is there a way to bypass the Particle Cloud step by putting the electron in a low power state, then having my server send messages directly to the cell modem, waking the electron from this state when messages are available?

Thanks!


#2

This is possible and we’re using the functionality in the field with major power savings.