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  • in reply to: Monitoring power consumption #18340
    James P
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      See attached, a picture is worth a 1000 words. This one has the 4400mAh battery. Installed the new micro sd card yesterday.

      in reply to: Monitoring power consumption #18323
      James P
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        Turns out, it was the micro sd cards. We had two units with Sandisk Ultra 32gb cards, and two with different cards. One was a Sandisk “industrial” 8gb card, I forget the other one but it w
        in reply to: Monitoring power consumption #18262
        James P
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          I have a multimeter that can measure amperage. I’m not sure how to get it inline with the circuit though without putting together a couple wires with the proper jst connectors…I’m no
          in reply to: Monitoring power consumption #18258
          James P
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            Thanks for all your help. I believe that the bigger solar panel with >1A peak current, a 1A charging current to the board (jump SJ15), and a freshly charged battery should remedy the winter issues.
            in reply to: Monitoring power consumption #18254
            James P
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              I’ve had a 5v 2.0A usb charger plugged in for 3.5 hrs. The yellow charging light is still on. I think it should take ~2.5 hours to fully charge a 4400mAh battery with a 2.0A charger, so it shoul
              in reply to: Monitoring power consumption #18252
              James P
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                Thanks! So the yellow light was on because solar was charging, that’s good news. I assume that light is powered by the sun and not the battery.

                Our next step will be to replace the battery if t

                in reply to: Monitoring power consumption #18247
                James P
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                  Yesterday I attached a powerbank to the usb-c port for a little over two hours. Two yellow lights were on, one near the usb-c port and one lower down. I also installed a 10w solar panel. When I detach
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                  in reply to: Monitoring power consumption #18208
                  James P
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                    I don’t believe any lights are on during the 15 minutes between data transfers. In the summer and fall lights would start blinking every 15 minutes, then stop for 15 minutes, etc. I’m not
                    in reply to: Monitoring power consumption #18194
                    James P
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                      Thanks for the data, Our site has much more exposure to sun than in a redwood forest, and  is doing something similar:
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                      in reply to: Monitoring power consumption #18189
                      James P
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                        Hi thanks for responding. I’m sure our system is undersized for our location. Today was a pure sunny day, last week we installed an extension pole and cable so the solar is up plenty high to get
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