I have several devices deployed in office buildings around Toronto. The devices are very simple - buttons which, when pressed, wake an Electron from deep sleep. The Electron then connects to the network and publishes two events before and goes back to sleep. They’ve been deployed for over a year at this point with no trouble. Recently though, two of them have started waking themselves up without the buttons being pressed.
I’m really having trouble thinking about how to even start troubleshooting here. Does anybody have any ideas on what might be causing this? Certainly we’ve had some very cold and dry weather here the last few days so I’ve wondered about the possibility of increased static electricity causing the devices’ WKP pins to get enough of a charge sent to them through the air to wake them up. As far fetched as that seems, it’s the only theory I have at this point.
I’d love to hear if anybody else has had a similar problem, or if anybody has any ideas on what could be going on.
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