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.
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 for 5-7 full days in direct sunlight (longer for cold climates or areas without direct sunlight).
What happens if tags are Activated before being Charged?
If tags are activated before being charged sufficiently, it takes longer to reach optimal battery level as the tag is using energy to process and transmit data and reach optimal battery percentage at the same time.