Reducing power consumption

A project log for Aloidia: wireless split solar powered keyboard

Aloidia is a staggered, split, fully wireless solar-powered mechanical keyboard with extremely long battery life.

nguyen-vincentNguyen Vincent 02/26/2023 at 00:220 Comments

After playing with the new memory displays and changing some settings, I was able to get to a steady ~65uA of current when idle, and under 30uA when in deep sleep. This is amazingly low and will allow the user to use the keyboard hopefully for multiple years with solar panels before recharging the keyboard.  There still needs to be a day-by-day battery log over multiple months to have a real estimation though.