Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery test

A project log for BeWi - Ultra-low power wireless Beacon sensors

Use BlueTooth BLE and WiFi beacon frame to transfer sensor data, achieve ultra-low power. Based on CC2541, ESP8266 and NRF24l01+

Michael WenMichael Wen 07/09/2016 at 14:270 Comments

I removed LDO from my NodeUSB (ESP8266) board, and use LiFePO4 battery to power it directly.

700 mAh able to run about 6 hours (345 minutes):

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Then, I charged LiFePO4 battery (3.3V LDO directly) and ran another test:

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That is 95 minutes, so about 27% of capacity, 190 mAh.

Second test is much batter (I charged longer this time, for 3 hours):

2016-07-09 13:25:182016-07-09 16:07:58162 minutes

That is about 47% of the capacity.

If use 3.5V LDO to charge LiFePO4 battery, it can reach 95% of capacity. I will test it next week.