Has anyone done any work on powering an Electron with Li-SOCl2 primary-cell (i.e. non-rechargeable) batteries? I saw one discussion that was talking about AA batteries, but leaving the LiPo battery in place. That won’t work for my application, thus the Li-SOCl2, which provides 3.6V of power.
The trick is that unlike LiPo, it is not “1C” (meaning that the battery’s total current supply is significantly less than its capacity). One possible solution to the very power-hungry cellular radio (which would, of course, be off most of the time) is to add a relatively large electrolytic capacitor in parallel with the battery (which could be a “supercap”, but may not be necessary for my intended duty cycles). In any case, I’ve not personally tried this design approach, so it would be new territory.
I’d be interested to know if anyone else has done this or has come up with another solution.