Post by Corran Horn on Sept 24, 2016 23:58:55 GMT -5
Recently I was speaking with someone regarding the "Low Power" mode of the Igniter2™.
We discussed the issue with the CPU still drawing power even when the board is idle.
Based on his own experience he said that he was only getting about 2 days maximum from the battery when leaving it in "Low Power" mode and we discussed the pros and cons of other boards with similar sleep modes.
That being said, I decided to do a test with my own saber to see how it would react.
After allowing my friend's son to play with the saber for approximately 30 - 45 straight (if I'm being conservative), back on September 17th, I then let the saber sit in low power mode. For the record, I have set the time on the hilt to 14 seconds before low power mode is activated. Each day I turned on the saber for approximately 15 seconds, just long enough to ignite the saber, test the features, and then let it go back into low power mode after the 14 second timer ran out.
Today (nearly 8 days later) the saber finally refused to ignite.
The setup in my saber is a Naigon's Electronic Creations NECree™ RGB, Igniter2™, and Solo's Hold 3.7v 3200mAh battery.
I am now recharging the saber and I plan to continue this test starting with a fresh battery to see how long this will last without the saber being used for anything other than the daily 15 second test.
I'll probably have to wait a couple of weeks to update you guys on this.
"It's only stupid if we die doing it, otherwise it's heroism." -Corran Horn-