Battery life quoted for RF5xx Transmitters makes a number of assumptions about the operating use and conditions. Transmitters are assumed only to transmit one data record to your RF500A/AP Gateway every 15 minutes. Operation of the Transmitter is assumed to be at ambient, approx. 23°C. Deviations from this specification will have an effect on the battery life of each Transmitter.
- Prolonged use at extremes of low or high temperature will reduce the battery life
- A Transmitter that has lots of alarm occurrences will also have a reduced battery life
- A System with poor radio coverage where the Transmitter has to constantly re-send its data to the Gateway will reduce the battery life
|What to look for||Remedy|
|Transmitters in cold environments||Possibly move the transmitter/fit a power supply/use the hi-capacity upgrade battery|
|No signals on the Gateway||Check the status of the meshing units in the system|
|Lots of temperature alarms||Adjust alarm limits or cure the cause of the alarms|