Rechargeable Wildeye devices (as defined by the product code) can be charged from an external battery system. You may wish to protect against depletion of the external battery system as per the following examples:
- The external battery system is a sealed lead acid battery that can be damaged when the voltage falls below normal operating voltage.
- The external battery system is a Lithium battery pack that will not be damaged at low voltage but you wish to extend the operating life of the system to allow for more time to swap or charge the battery.
The Wildeye device manages it's power usage and automatically enters sleep mode when it is not logging or uploading data. The vast majority of power is uses when uploading data through the cellular IoT network.
A strategy to protect the power draw on the external battery system is to reduce the upload frequency of the Wildeye device when the Voltage of the external battery system falls below a threshold.
All rechargeable Wildeye devices have a system Input that can monitor external battery voltage. Alarms can be set on the External battery voltage input to alert a user to poor external battery condition and the user can take action to reduce the upload frequency of the Wildeye device.
Where the user manages a fleet of Wildeye devices, they may wish to automate this process. This can be achieved by selecting an "Action" on the alarm. An alarm action can include changing the upload frequency of a Wildeye device. On the next upload after the alarm is triggered, the Wildeye device will be automatically sent a command to reduce it's upload frequency.