Friday, May 26, 2017


New nodes now come with blue PCB and as option with USB charger. Here on picture you can see battery powered node with USB charging circuit and temperature sensor. On back there is RFM69HW module, also available as option, and 720mAh Li-on battery. Such batteries can be found on ebay. They are sold for quadrocopter toys, and even they are labeled as 25C RC, they have build in protection circuit.

Further more I will, or I can, equip all battery powered nodes with 8MHz crystal oscillator instead of 16MHz. This reduce the power consumption even more. The whole setup on picture has following consumption:

ATmega328P@8MHz sleeping 33.2~33.6uA
ATmega328P@8MHz running ~4mA

Just to ones that are curious what are the missing components. This board can be either battery or DC powered, and also can communicate over radio(RFM69HW) or RS485.

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