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Steve Ochs

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    • #13449
      Steve Ochs
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      I had the board powered with the 2500 mah LiPo battery and a 2w Voltaic solar panel and I was monitoring battery life when I saw the sudden drop in voltage.
      I am using a XBEE S6B wifi module for telemetery.
      Current draw on the battery is between 100ma and 120ma when reading sensors and transmitting
      Current draw is not measurable when sleeping
      Sampling interval is 15 minutes
      I can’t quite make out the serial number but it appears to be 19-0025
      Thanks, Steve

    • #12962
      Steve Ochs
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      @dave-eiriksson Those are the same settings I have in my XBee S6B. I attached screen shots below of my settings from XCTU (I deleted my personal network information). I have found by watching the diagnostics in the serial monitor that the S6B doesn’t connect very reliably to wifi to POST after making changes and uploading. Sometimes it requires a power cycle to reset it after uploading. Are you verifying using XCTU that the correct parameters are stored in the XBee and that the sketch isn’t overwriting them with something different? What kind of feedback are you seeing in the serial monitor?

    • #12961
      Steve Ochs
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      @srgdamiano – You have done some good work on developing/improving the ModularSensors library. After struggling to get the “logging_to_EnviroDIY” sketch to upload consistently to EnviroDIY portal, I have found the ModularSensors library to run much better with less HTTP POST timeouts. Before I switched I ended up heavily modifying the older example sketch to get it to work with the XBee S6B WiFi module reliably. The ModularSensors ran pretty much right out of the box with minimal HTTP POST timeouts to EnviroDIY portal. The only issue I notice is the NIST clock update routine usually does not work.

    • #12955
      Steve Ochs
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      No, you have to set the IP address and port in the XBee WiFi module. I am using some code in the Mayfly to do a DNS lookup and set the IP address automatically using Command Mode on bootup in case the IP changes. I think it came from the original logging sketch you wrote up Anthony

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