Official mesh battery life calculator


#1

In planning our migration to Particle Mesh one of the key considerations is battery life, especially for endpoints. Today our most basic endpoint (pulse counter, sub-1GHz radio) is powered by a CR2032 coin-cell battery and depending on sync interval, can go for ~3 years without servicing.

When considering the Particle Xenon as a potential sensing endpoint, it would be extremely helpful to have a battery life calculator similar to those provided by Farnell and other IoT SoC vendors. Simply suggesting “coin-cell is possible” or “take a look at the Nordic nRF52480 product spec” is not helpful as the former is ambiguous and the latter does not represent the overhead of the Particle implementation.

TL;DR Estimating battery life is key for determining use case feasibility (market) and field service overhead (COGS). Please consider publishing an official mesh battery life calculator.

Thank you for your consideration.


#2

More power usage information will be coming. Since the software is not final it’s not possible to provide accurate numbers yet.


#3

Has this idea from @SmartWorld been carried out yet? I am specifically looking to calculate power usage based on my application needs (Measure output from 4 thermocouples every 5 minutes) and the Particle Boron platform. Any help is appreciated.Thanks!!