Sawyer McBride last edited by Boken Lin
Looking to power my onion from the battery dock eventually. In the interim I have a battery bank that I intend to use.
Anyone have any power usage stats?
Ideally with a minidock as that's what I'm using for the moment. I could split out a USB and power it from a PSU I have and measure with an amp-metre but thought I'd ask to see if anyone knew?
Sawyer McBride last edited by Sawyer McBride
Found some info from:
"The Omega itself runs on 3.3V but the Expansion and Mini Docks can be powered with 5V from a micro-usb connection.
The typical current draw for the Omega is around 200mA.
We've done some testing and a 10400mAh LiPo battery was able to power an Omega for four days!"
@Sawyer-McBride We are also going to get hibernation mode to work on the Omega. At which point it will consume very little power (Still have to test to see what the exact power draw is...)
Sawyer McBride last edited by
@Boken-Lin Sounds good. Will that be by a timer approach? Or some kind of WOL? or WoWOL as I've just seen?
Or maybe cooler, a GPIO input wake up
@Sawyer-McBride Honestly right now we are still working on the technical parts of getting the Omega into and out of the hibernation mode. Once we can do that stably, we will look at different wake up mechanisms. What's the difference between the ones you've mentioned? WOL meaning wake on LAN?
Sawyer McBride last edited by
@Boken-Lin Obvs WOL is normal Wake-On-LAN, the other is a wireless version but not seen it and not entirely sure how it works. Must have a tiny bootstrap that listens on an SSID
Ingomar Otter last edited by
@Boken-Lin any news on the hibernate mode?
Without, Onion is a nonstarter for our battery operated use. With it, it would put the Onion right in the sweet spot
Michal Rok last edited by
Also very interested in this. My use case requires the device to wake up every 15 mins, collect data, upload and go to sleep again. All on budget and with space constraints.
Lazar Demin administrators last edited by
@Michal-Rok We will be looking into low-power mode for the Omega2! Stay tuned!
srikrishna Acharya last edited by
@Lazar-Demin Any update on this low power mode with onion?
Luciano S. last edited by Luciano S.
@srikrishna-Acharya give them a bit more time ... they are very busy:
@Lazar-Demin said in The Onion App SDK is here!:
.... we've just got our hands very full with the campaign right now! But rest assured that it will be available as soon as it's ready, we never give up until our Onioneers get everything we promised them!
Mitch Kapa last edited by
@Lazar-Demin I wanted to check in and see if any progress has been made on putting the Omega2 into a low power state and if so what its current consumption is in that state. Thanks.
Bjorn Pehrson last edited by
I am another one very interested in low power consumption, including all sorts of sleep states, wakeup signals, wakeup times, etc, .Any information available?
Carl Bergan last edited by
I am also very interested in a low-power / hibernation mode. Any progress on this?
@Boken-Lin @Lazar-Demin Eighteen months is a long time to keep the faith without signs of progress. Is there anything you can share about the status of this commitment?
Alexander Nedzelsky last edited by
Another interested user?
It seems to have been months since the last update on sleep / hibernate mode for the omega2. I'm curious, how is everyone else is powering their devices? I can't imaging most people creating an IoT project and having to manually turn them on and off all the time or leaving them fixed to an outlet. I'll be honest I haven't done much with the omega2 for quite a while instead using esp8266 and other small devices that allow sleep.
Kris Kelvin last edited by
Really necessary feature!
Probably it would be great to have scenario of lowering the speed (if possible) for reducing power consumption.
Or/and, at least, any hints, how to make it lower as possible in current state.
Malachi Burke last edited by
I'm interested in this also !