Battery life and temperature tolerance
Uncategorized @us • Posted on September 25, 2020 at 1:04 pm
We are oftentimes asked about the lifetime of batteries and temperature tolerance pertaining to our Tele Radio transmitters, especially in cold (subzero) temperatures.
Battery lifespan is not a set number of operating cycles, as it varies based on multiple factors, such as battery quality, shelf life, average discharge, charging routine and of course ambient temperature.
With that it is extremely difficult to provide a definite answer to the aged old battery life question. Quality batteries used in our (Tele Radio) Transmitters in ideal conditions, are known to have an extremely long life span, as our equipment is designed to operate on very low voltage draw, able to continue to function on minimal battery capacity.
The low and high temperature range of our transmitters are always conservatively publicized, which is primarily based on the weakest component within our Transmitters/Receivers, not meaning they cannot operate in much lower or higher temperatures. As Swedish Manufacturer, we have vast experience in operating equipment in extreme weather conditions.
The main concern though in subzero temperatures are batteries, as those will fail way before the electrical components and that is the case for any Transmitter regardless of manufacturer.
Cold weather is slowing down the chemical reactions that create the battery’s power. When it’s 0 degrees F (-18 degrees C) for example, a fully charged battery has less than half its potential power. The cooler it gets, the greater the loss of power.
Heat makes batteries work harder. Extreme heat could lead to battery corrosion, whereas the active chemical leakage can then damage or disable the equipment that the batteries power. For this reason, we recommend removing the batteries from devices that will not be used for extended periods of time.
We invite you to contact us for more information about the estimated battery life of your Tele Radio Transmitter, based on our test results under ideal conditions