Questions tagged [power-consumption]

For questions about determining, controlling or reducing the power consumption of an IoT device. Every IoT device consumes power, make sure that the power consumption is the core of the question.

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What is the simplest programmable IoT device that can connect to Wi-Fi?

I am trying to build a cheap asset tracker that can be powered by a battery pack. All I need the IoT device to do, is to connect to known WiFi network access points. I have access to the backend ...
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How much power do smart sockets consume themselves?

I see a lot of Wi-Fi sockets or plugs etc, but no one ever mentions how much power they consume themselves. They are typically connected to Wi-Fi constantly, waiting for commands. Does this not take ...
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What factors to consider when selecting an integrated wifi MCU for a low powered edge device?

The motivation for this question comes from the fact that some time ago I created a simple proof of concept (PoC) IoT edge device using a microcontroller and a CC3100 Wifi network processor. One of ...
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Is MQTT protocol appropriate for transmitting sensor readings over BLE?

Assume that there are numerous weak sensors (e.g., Arduino level devices) which rely on BLE as means of communication and that these devices are connected to a more powerful gateway (e.g., Raspberry ...
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Power reduction for Raspberry Pi GPS/GSM tracker

I've recently built a fully functional IoT GPS/GSM tracker with a Pi Zero for a college project and now that it's finished and done with, I would like to minimize the current draw of the entire system ...
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What is the working voltage range of a Sonoff Touch?

I would like to replace normal (mechanical) switches at home with Sonoff Touch ones, which I will be able to manage. Today I have this: and by adding the Sonoff Touch I will have that (P1 is the ...
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NodeMCU connected with batteries stopped working after 2 hours

I connected nodemcu with batteries and uploaded a code which sends http post request every 10 min and goes to deep sleep. But after 2 hours node mcu stops sending the data. Voltage regulator used is ...