Is location beacon rechargeable?


#1

hi,
And I am currently working on an Indoor Navigation System using Estimote Location Beacon and I want to ask a few questions.

  1. Is the beacon rechargeable or not ? If yes, how can we recharge it?
  2. If it is not rechargeable, is there another way to recharge it without replacing the battery ?
    I appreciate your help. Thank you.

#2
  1. Beacon is not rechargeable since it is using lithium cells (not lithium-polymer or lithium-ion). See beacons specs here.
  2. You can use GPIO port to provide external power source. You can find more information in this thread.

#3

Perfect, looks great.

Thanks.


#4

Or you can replace the three CR123A batteries in the uwb beacons(and the other kinds as well, i.e. nearables use a cr20 battery{the same one thats on a PC motherboard}). And they are like new, i have tested this theory and replaced the batteries in my location beacons.