UBC126AT - Battery Life in Close Call Mode

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UBC126AT - Battery Life in Close Call Mode

Post by tanger32au » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:51 pm

If the UBC126AT was just in "Close Call Temporary Store mode", with no back light and volume as 0, what battery life would you expect? A full day?

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Re: UBC126AT - Battery Life in Close Call Mode

Post by Phantom » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:35 pm

Be sure to share the results when you find out the answer

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Re: UBC126AT - Battery Life in Close Call Mode

Post by railscan » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:43 am

tanger32au wrote:If the UBC126AT was just in "Close Call Temporary Store mode", with no back light and volume as 0, what battery life would you expect? A full day? Paul
It would depend on whether you were using primary cells or secondary cells. Whether they were fully charged, how much Close Call activity was recorded to mention but a few. But in short to last a full day (24 hours) I would suggest not.

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Re: UBC126AT - Battery Life in Close Call Mode

Post by tanger32au » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:09 am

Thanks for the replies. This was for a project where I would be leaving these in random locations (locked up) and later checked for activity, I could check them once and day but would prefer to find a way to power them for longer. I might have to look at an extra power bank setup.

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Re: UBC126AT - Battery Life in Close Call Mode

Post by Blake » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:12 pm

Sound intriguing. 8)

Not sure about your scanner...
Scratch that, i just looked it up. :D

You could go with a high capacity USB power bank,
something like one of these:

Little: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/phones/all-ph ... ck/806753/
Big: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/phones/all-ph ... ck/806620/
Gargantuan: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/phones/all-ph ... ck/995143/


That might be an even more long term option. :)
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Re: UBC126AT - Battery Life in Close Call Mode

Post by tanger32au » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:34 pm

A USB power bank was an idea. I am just working on this side of it before I discuss what I am doing this for.

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Re: UBC126AT - Battery Life in Close Call Mode

Post by tanger32au » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:14 pm

My first run of this was not great. Using normal AA batteries (non-rechargeable) I ran this last night in the car while out driving and then parked up for a few hours before coming home, batteries were showing almost empty after just under 6 hours.

My next plan is to try the same test but with some high capacity rechargeables.

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Re: UBC126AT - Battery Life in Close Call Mode

Post by Blake » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:56 am

Any updates as to battery life, and what the project is???
I'm curious and intrigued and wanting to know more.

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Post by tanger32au » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:15 pm

The end result can be read about here: http://launcestonscanningguy.blogspot.c ... me_15.html

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Re: UBC126AT - Battery Life in Close Call Mode

Post by Blake » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:58 pm

Wow, that was rather 'spy' like.
All covert with disguises and the like.
Good read.

Maybe you should work for ACMA doing their 'interference inspections'.
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Re: UBC126AT - Battery Life in Close Call Mode

Post by tanger32au » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:19 pm

Thank you. Was a good way to get the info I wanted and something I might do again in the future.

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Re: UBC126AT - Battery Life in Close Call Mode

Post by dags19 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:12 pm

tanger32au wrote:Thank you. Was a good way to get the info I wanted and something I might do again in the future.
Dont forget the fake moustace next time

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Re: UBC126AT - Battery Life in Close Call Mode

Post by tanger32au » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:26 pm

dags19 wrote:
tanger32au wrote:Thank you. Was a good way to get the info I wanted and something I might do again in the future.
Dont forget the fake moustace next time
That has been suggested ;-)

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