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Go Wireless sensors - battery details

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding the battery for Go Wireless sensors.

Q: Is there a way to tell the status of the battery?
A: See the below information for your specific application.

     Go Wireless app or Graphical Analysis (v2.0 or newer) for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
     1. Press the power button on Go Wireless sensor to turn it on. The LED on the sensor will flash red.
     2. Start the data-collection app. From the list of available sensors, tap the information icon associated with your sensor to see the battery information for your sensor.
     If you are using Graphical Analysis you must first tap Create Experiment and choose Wireless Sensors to view the list of available wireless sensors.

     Go Wireless app or Graphical Analysis (v2.0 or newer) for Android
     1. Press the power button on Go Wireless sensor to turn it on. The sensor LED will flash red.
     2. Start the data-collection app. Select your sensor from the list of available sensors. The sensor LED will flash green.
     3. Tap the sensor battery icon displayed in the action bar or select Battery Level from the overflow menu to see the battery status for the sensor.

     LabQuest 2 (some units require additional hardware, see TIL 3085: How do I know if my LabQuest 2 will work with Go Direct Sensors and Go Wireless devices?)
     1. Press the power button on Go Wireless sensor to turn it on. The sensor LED will flash red.
     2. Select Wireless Device Setup > Go Wireless from the Sensors menu.
     3. Select your sensor from the list of available sensors and tap OK. The sensor LED will flash green.
     4. Tap the meter associated with the sensor and choose Go Wireless > Sensor Info to see the battery status for the sensor.

Q: How long can I collect data on a single charge of the battery?
A: Approximately 4 days while connected to a data-collection app sampling at 2 samples per second (green flashing LED). The sensor can be left on, broadcasting its reading for approximately 2 weeks (red flashing LED).

Q: How long does it take to recharge the battery?
A: Approximately 2 hours from discharged to fully charged.

Q: Can I collect data while the battery is charging?
A: Yes, charging does not interfere with data collection.

Q: How long does the battery last?
A: We expect the battery to last several years under typical use conditions.

Q: Is the battery replaceable?
A: Yes, you can replace the battery if needed. (See Go Wireless® 100 mAh Replacement Battery, order code GW-BAT-100, $7 or Go Wireless® 250 mAh Replacement Battery, order code GW-BAT-250, $8)

Q: Can I turn the probe off to conserve battery power?
A: Yes, you put Go Wireless sensors in sleep mode by pressing and holding the button for more than 3 seconds.

For additional sensor specifications, see:
TIL 3121: Go Wireless Temp Troubleshooting and FAQs
TIL 3272: Go Wireless pH Troubleshooting and FAQs

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