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Reply To: Power Issues After Storm

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Shannon Hicks

    If you’re keeping the Switched Power Out LED on all the time, then that is also powering the Aux 3v regulator, the 5v boost regulator, and the 12v boost regulator, as well as the LED.  I haven’t measured the current draw of all of those things while the board is sleeping, but it is most certainly the reason your battery drains so quickly.  You could put an ammeter in series with the battery and get an exact measurement of the sleep and wake currents and then do the math to calculate battery life.