Best Practices for HOT Weather
The changing temperature and weather conditions may affect tracking performance…don’t let them impact your tracking deployments! Follow our tips on how to take the best care of your device!
Our device’s lithium-ion batteries work over a wide temperature range. However, when temperatures increase, reactions slow down or even stop, and the overall capacity of the battery can be lower when exposed to hotter temperatures.
- A marginally charged battery (25% capacity) will have a lower battery voltage in hot weather.
- Charging is the most efficient at room temperature (25°C or 77°F).
- When charging a tracker that has been brought inside from a hot environment, let the tracker sit at room temperature for 3 to 4 hours before plugging it into a charger. This allows the tracker’s battery to stabilize to room temperature and to charge safely.
Stealth V Devices:
- The Stealth V device has gone through extensive R&D using a temperate chamber at our facility. The devices are subjected to extremely hot & cold temperatures for multiple cycles to ensure they can operate in extremely hostile environments.
- When the battery voltage is less than 3.2 volts and the temperature is less than -35°C (-31°F) or greater than 77°C (170.6°F), the Stealth V will stop transmitting (it will continue to track and store the information).
- As the temperature/device stabilizes between -35°C (-31°F) & 77°C (170.6°F), the battery voltage will “float” back up. When above 3.4 volts, it will begin transmitting all the stored data and function as normal.
- Do not place the tracker near a heat source such as the engine compartment, exhaust system, heat shields or catalytic converter. It should also not be placed near any moving parts or the vehicle fuel tank.