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Hey JurajP1, I agree it is a better component since it draws less current while on. So if I was deep sleeping it would be a lot better, in my case it was easier to get the AMS1117 and I wasn't going to be deep sleeping so I was not too concerned. Thanks!
Hey vks007, I was going to try to put a better schematic together after work today but yes you are right! Also I am using an AMS1117 to regulate the voltage to the Vcc so that it outputs a clean 3.3v at 1 amp. The hope was to have something that last a long time and was small/discreet, I am only using a 100mAh battery so I would hope it would last quite a while. I have not had this little sensor setup for very long and have not kept tabs on how long it lasts so I guess I will try to speed up the testing maybe by having something open close the switch continuously until the battery runs out.
As per my other comment I have not really had a chance to test it extensively. I will try putting something together to open/close the switch a bunch of times or maybe leave it open and see how long it lasts.
Hey ReneB2, you are right it uses a lot of battery to use the wifi; however, the hope is that it should only use it for such a short time it won't waste much energy. I will need to test it more to see how long it can really last (hopefully a couple months of normal usage).
I fully agree with you. The high resistance may have caused some of the bugginess I experienced. Thanks for the excellent tip!
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