Learning by Failing - How to get 15x longer LoRaWAN battery life?

  • 15:00 – 16:00 // Track B

Battery-powered IoT nodes need to run reliably for a long time without changing batteries.

Coin cells don’t have enough capacity to run a LoRaWAN transmitter for more than about 70 days. Multiple battery packs are expensive. So what can be done to get years of life from a single battery?  Which techniques work and which don’t?  

Learn from my mistakes so you don’t have to make them yourself!

What will you take away from this workshop?

An understanding of the limitations of batteries and the techniques that can be used to reduce LoRaWAN power consumption and improve the battery lifetime… plus, you can take away a free pen that lights up in the dark!

Are there any special skills required to participate?

No previous knowledge required.

Steve Roberts

Technical Director, RECOM group

Steve Roberts was born in England. He obtained a B.Sc. in Physics and Electronics at Brunel University, London before working at University College Hospital. He later moved to the Science Museum as Head of Interactives, where he completed his M.Sc. at University College, London.

Eighteen years ago he made his own personal Brexit and moved to Austria, becoming Technical Director for the RECOM group in Gmunden. He is the author of the RECOM DC/DC book of knowledge.

The RECOM group is a power supply manufacturer from Austria with over 40 years of experience in developing and manufacturing the latest converter technology in a power range from 0.25W to 960W. RECOM offers the largest selection of DC/DC converters and AC/DC power supplies on the market plus a broad range of switching regulators and LED drivers, all of which comply to international safety standards and carry the latest certifications. These products are successful in all areas of electronics – from industrial automation and energy technology over e-mobility, measurement and railway technology to medical electronics and the Internet of Things.

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