Data Logger Power Consumption Calculator

Data LoggingDaily consumption
Data logging intervalmin.
Number of parameters to log
External sensor(s) power on timesec.(warm-up + sample time)
External sensor(s) current @12VmA
Potentiometer inputkOhm(0 = not used)Logging-mWh
AccessoryDaily consumption
Accessory
Accessory logging intervalmin.
Picture FormatLogging0mWh
Data transferPayloadDaily consumption
Modem type
Transfer protocol TLS
Transfer intervalmin.576 kB/monthTransfer0.00mWh
Energy sourceDaily balance
Battery typeTotal consumption-mWh
Battery capacity1)mAh (- mWh)
Solar panel1) 2)
Yearly in-plane irradiation3)kWh/m2Average solar yield-mWh
Average monthly irradiation3)
during the darkest 3 months
kWh/m2Avg. dark days yield-mWh
Average temperature
during the darkest 3 months
°C
Estimated batt. lifeIndefiniteDaysIndefiniteYearsWorst case batt. draw-mWh
1) The calculations are taking the deterioration of the solar panel and rechargeable batteries already into account. In case of using our solar panel, use LSD NiMH rechargeables with a capacity of at least 2000mAh only (We advise GP-Recyko).

2) The 60° slope of our 1Wp solar panel is an optimum to get through the darkest months in Northern Europe. Outside the tropics you need to face the panel to the equator, inside the tropics you need the face the panel eastwards (Azimuth = -90º) or westwards (Azimuth = +90º).

3) You can use the EU-PVGIS tool to determine the yearly and monthly in-plane irridation in kWh/m2 at the optimum Azimuth for our 60º sloped panel in your region. If your region is outside the data coverage, choose a matching GPS latitude in side the data covered area.

In the EU-PVGIS tool:
  • Double click your location in the Map
  • Specify the slope of your solar panel (60º for our integrated 1Wp panel)
  • Specify the best Azimuth for your situation/region
  • Click the 'Visialize results'-button
  • Note the 'Yearly in-plane irridiaton'-value
  • Click the 'Radiation'-button.
  • Calculated the monthly average over the 3 darkest months