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Checking battery status

Different types of data logger have different low battery warnings; some on the logger and some in the software. The article below describes how to check the battery status of a logger.

USB Connection Data Loggers (Except Tinytag View & Hand-Held Data Loggers)

Most USB connection data loggers do not have a low battery warning on the logger.

When they are started in Tinytag Explorer, the software checks the unit's battery status and advises if it needs replacing. If the battery is very low, the software will prevent the user starting the logger so that data is not lost.

The battery status of a data logger can be checked at any time by performing a current reading in Tinytag Explorer.

All data loggers have a battery life of at least one year and will typically record for two to three years if recording once every minute or slower.

A red LED on the logger, if present, is not a low battery indicator.

Tinytag View & Hand-Held Data Loggers

In addition to the low battery feature in the Tinytag Explorer software, described for USB connection loggers above, View 2 and Hand-Held data loggers have a low battery indication on the left-hand side of their display.

When the battery/batteries in the logger start to get low, an indicator will light next to a battery symbol on the logger's front label.

Tinytag Radio & LAN Data Loggers

Low batteries in Radio and LAN products show as a flashing red LED on the device* and as a flashing low battery icon in the Tinytag Explorer Connect software.

The battery status of a logger is also indicated in Tinytag Explorer Connect in a status message when the cursor is moved over a logger's entry in the navigation pane.

*A flashing red LED on a Radio or LAN can also indicate other states, please see product data sheet for further details.

Tinytag Energy Logger

Tinytag Energy loggers show a low battery message on their display.

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