2017-10 Battery capacity underestimated

by Beheerder on 12 January 2018 00:50
Since the introduction of the new orange labelled batteries in January of 2017, we have conducted more tests on their performance. From these tests and our experiences we can now conclude that the initial capacity of 240Wh which is indicated on the battery's label is rather conservative. Batteries have shown to contain more energy than first assumed. Tests on the capacity of the batteries are still ongoing and we hope to be able to give you a more realistic view on their capacity soon.


Many Waveriders we supplied have been equipped with a Superstar GPS receiver. Recently it has come to our attention that the Superstar generates a faulty date in the logger files. The problem can be explained by an unexpected “GPS week rollover”. The internal date obtained from the GPS satellite system is incorrect. Typically the date is set to the year 2096. To convert the incorrect data we are currently developing a software tool. The only solution to this problem however is to replace the Superstar GPS receiver. The Superstar position module must be replaced with the µBlox GPS receiver (DWR-MKIII and WR-SG). The µBlox GPS receiver was introduced in the beginning of 2012.