Having determined the energy requirements for Connect Monitor, the next step was to select the battery chemistry and construction. There are many, many different types of non-rechargeable battery available nowadays, each of which has their own pros and cons: it’s easy to get it wrong if you don’t carefully think through all the requirements. In our case, we wanted:
Over our next two articles introducing the Connect Monitor, David Howell, Wellington's Chief Technical Officer tells us about the real-world design considerations for the Connect Monitor's battery, starting off with the energy budget.
As the labour cost of replacing a low-cost IoT device is significantly higher than the price of the device itself; the battery must deliver the longest possible life while also producing the best possible device performance under real-world conditions.
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