Locating Battery Status
If a Logger reports a battery as ‘OK’ when generating a report, there is typically enough operational life left to complete a trip before being completely exhausted.
If, however, a product shows ‘LOW’ when being configured or downloaded, it should not be used again, but discarded in accordance with local regulations.
Symptoms of a Low LogTag Battery
If you experience one of the following, this could be due to a low battery:
Important: These are not always battery related!
- Downloading data isn’t possible
- Software freezes during download
- Strange light patterns. E.g. light does not always come back on.
- Difference in temperature/humidity (See image on the right)
If you continue to use the Logger despite a low battery warning, there may not be enough power left to correctly record and store data, or to communicate with a PC.
Often this leads to data corruption and sometimes complete data loss.
Single-Use LogTags (2-3 year battery life)
Some LogTag models have fixed or user-replaceable batteries.
If you have any of the LogTags below – the battery is non-replaceable and will require you to replace the logger once it has depleted.
The battery is expected to last 2 years or more based on a sample rate of once every 5 minutes.
Premium LogTags (battery replaceable)
If you have any of the LogTags below you are able to replace the batteries once your data logger becomes critically low –
Get a Clever Logger – A totally automatic way of downloading your temperatures.
- Emailed reports!
- Phone alerts!
- No ongoing fees!
Replace your LogTag – Don’t like change?
Stick with LogTag and consider getting a premium model to cut costs in the long term.