The LabQuest 3 screen by far consumes the most power on the device. Because of this, we have implemented power saving features that help preserve battery life between charges. LabQuest has three power profile options for you to modify the time your LabQuest is idle before the screen dims and eventually shuts off.

To change your power profile, choose Light & Power from the Settings screen and adjust the profile as needed.

Automatic Profile

This profile will switch between the two profiles below depending on how you are powering¹ your unit. This is the default profile.

Battery Profile

WHEN IDLE
● Screen dims after 1 minute – tap the screen or use the power button to recover
● Screen powers off after 3 minutes (Sleep) – tap the screen or use the power button to recover
● LabQuest powers off (Suspend) after 30 minutes – use the power button and restore the autosaved file

WHILE COLLECTING
● The behavior is the same as when idle except the unit will not power off.

AC Profile

WHEN IDLE
● Screen dims after 2 minutes—Tap the screen or use the power button to recover.
● Screen powers off after 5 minutes (Sleep)—Tap the screen or use the power button to recover.
● LabQuest powers off (suspend) after 60 minutes—Use the power button and restore the autosaved file.

WHILE COLLECTING
● Screen dims after 5 minutes
● Screen powers off after 15 minutes
● LabQuest will not power off

Screen Always On

When connected to an external power source, such as an AC adapter, you can have the screen always on. This option can be used with any power profile as long as an external power source is detected.

¹ Note: LabQuest cannot distinguish between external power coming from an AC adapter or an external battery such as our LabQuest® Battery Boost 3 (LQ-BOOST3). Because of this, you may want to avoid this option when using an external battery.