Hi, I was wondering if you could help me with something?
Yesterday, I put 9 of my sensors outside on waste containers, hooked up to the 2A LiPo battery from Particle. All batteries initially had a state of charge between 75 and 85%. For the last 16 hours, they have only been activated max. 2-3 times, but the state of charge in some cases has dropped by as much as 11.45% (the lowest drop was still 1.95%). When I tested them at my desk repeatedly, their state of charge didn’t appear to drop much simply from running the code (which is short, and should only last for about half a minute anyway).
So I’m suspecting right now that something isn’t going right with the Deep sleep mode. The code is designed to not allow the Electron for attempting to connect for longer than 60 seconds (in fact, I use a switch case and in every single state there’s a line to prevent it from stalling). The largest drop between two activations I found was about 5% over a period of 12 hours.
Right now, I simply use:
(for a few devices I wake them up every 12 hours)
In the past, I actually operated the Asset Tracker v2 for a period of 4 months in Deep Sleep with the 2A LiPo and a daily connection. I don’t recall ever seeing a daily drop of more than about 1 to 2%. Clearly something is going horribly wrong here.
EDIT: Nevermind, I read your reply here: Electron Cellular.off() and Sleep Modes Since BDub mentioned it possibly will be scheduled for 0.7.0, and all my devices run on 0.6.4 at the moment, this would for sure explain the huge current draw I’m experiencing right now.