Checking Battery History using IMS

For more detail see the full application note.

IMS logs the battery charge % each time a status response is received from an IPC. The trend history can be displayed and give indications of a potential fault.

  1. Select Sprinklers from the farm card.
  2. Select the IPC of interest
    • Select from map view
    • Search by serial number or name
  3. Select Open card to open the IPC details card
  4. Select Charge (highlighted in blue) to display the battery charge graph

A sharp decrease in charge could indicate

  • poor/no charging due to lack of sunlight, a broken solar panel or fouling on the panel
  • end of life battery

Battery charge that oscillates wildly up and down could indicate

  • Solar panel/charging circuit fault
  • Battery not holding charge – end of life

Related Documents
AN44 – Checking Battery History using IMS
Effect of Battery Charge % on IPC Behaviour   IPC Battery Replacement