There are two main types of single-use batteries: Alkaline and lithium.
Alkaline batteries are suitable for normal applications, where lithium batteries are more ideal for applications below 5 °C/41 °F (e.g. for fridges, freezers, and cold storage).
By using alkaline batteries, the system can provide an estimation of the battery status. However, this is not possible with lithium batteries, since they have a discharge curve with an abrupt drop in voltage just before its end of life. Instead, you can set up notifications for "Radio Silence" in Sensohive App.
We recommend purchasing high-quality batteries with good reviews from trusted brands. Here are some examples:
- Fujitsu Premium
- Panasonic Evolta
- VARTA High Energy (LONGLIFE Max Power / LONGLIFE Power)
- Duracell Ultra Power
- and alike...
✓ Cheaper than lithium
✓ Battery status estimation
✖ Bad performance at low temperatures
✖ Lower capacity
✓ Longer lifetime
✓ Ideal for temperatures below 5 °C/41 °F
✖ Battery status estimation
✖ More expensive
Notice: Batteries must be AA, 1.5 V. Rechargeable batteries are often only 1.2 V.
The Orbit 3 with battery cover is available as samples and will be commercially available this summer.