We are planning to deploy Audiomoth in remote areas for a long period (around 3 months) and we were wondering if you see any objection to adding batteries in parallel to improve battery length.
On another note, is there any difference regarding battery use between using sleep in a recording session or by defining different recording session.
What I mean is would is, if we want to record for example 10 minutes every hour, would it improve battery usage to create a new 10 min recording session each time with no sleep, or to create a single recording session with 10 minute recording and 50minutes of sleep?
Thank you for your answers
Thank you for your answer.
Regarding the recording sessions, would it be possible to add some more by changing the configuration app since it is open source?
And what about the energy consumption from the LED? When are they supposed to flash exactly? And what would it change if we went to have shorter recording sessions, like 2 minutes recording every 10 minutes for a whole day?
This should be okay, but you need to make sure they are the exact same state of charge, otherwise the more fully charged cells will attempt to power the the depleted cells, some batteries may overheat doing this.
I think both configurations would work out roughly the same in energy consumption, however, you can only have 5 different schedules a day so you would only be able to record for 5 hours using this method.
Recording 10 minute files every 50 minutes might be best for a whole days recording. Also note that these are quite long intervals, so the LEDs wont flash much in between the sleep periods.