Solar-Powered Battery Life
Ceres Tag uses solar energy (powered by the solar panel on the primary component) and is managed by a battery algorithm. This algorithm works to conserve energy and battery life span while continuing to transmit data.
All Ceres Tag products have a mechanism to indicate charging prior to activating the tags. Place the Tag in the sun and when charging commences a blue LED with begin to flash slowly. Once the tag has reached a optimal battery percentage the Blue light will begin to flash quickly.
What happens if the tag runs out of battery?
If the tag does not receive enough sunlight to continue functioning it will remain in hibernation until it receives enough energy to reactivate and continue sending data packets.
Do I need to charge the tag before application?
Due to global freight regulations Ceres Tags are shipped with less than 30% battery percentage. We recommend charging your tags in the sun for a few days prior to application.
Fully charge tags until the blue LED flashes in quick succession in direct sunlight (this may be longer for cold climates or areas without direct sunlight).
What happens if tags are Activated before being Charged?