How to Improve Power Consumption for WSN 3226?

Updated Jun 14, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • WSN-3226

Software

  • LabVIEW

Driver

  • NI-WSN

Issue Details

I saw in the node documentation that the batteries in my WSN-3226 should last up to 3 years. How do I guarantee it?

Solution

  • With operational power on the order of 300mW, WSN end nodes can operate for up to 3 years on their internal 4 AA batteries, or indefinitely with the use of energy harvesting devices.
  • The WSN can be used as an end node or as a router. Using as an end node will save energy consumption because the node only awakes when it needs to execute some action.
  • WSN measurement nodes are based on events. They are programmable through LabVIEW in order to use battery in a more efficient way.
  • Make sure you are using AA 1.5 V alkaline or lithium batteries. The WSN-3226 User Guide recommends some specific batteries you can use.

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