The Battery Energy Estimator 300 (BEE 300) is a battery life estimation meter which is a key tool for every IoT engineering team. When developing a battery powered device it is necessary to measure the current consumption in order to estimate the battery life - the BEE 300 is the ideal low-cost tool to accomplish this. It provides clean power to the device under test and continually monitors the current consumption.
Additionally, The BEE 300 incorporates a microprocessor that rapidly takes samples of the current signal and accumulates these values that represent the energy drained from batteries along with the elapsed time. With this data, the BEE 300 system then calculates the estimated life the device can operate on the defined batteries. The BEE 300’s ease of use will have you up and running in just minutes!
Open the application, and select the communications interface.
Change the battery capacity from the default if needed.
Connect the device under test to the Battery Energy Estimator 300 using the provided test leads.
Click the Start/Stop button to start the accumulators, and you’re off and running.
Provides Device Under Test power of 3.3V
Maximum Device Under Test current draw is 300 mA
Current sample rate of 62.5 ks/sec
Effective measurement range of 1 uA to 300 mA
User defined battery capacity in mAh
On board memory storage of reported parameters
Test runs of > 100 years supported
Last current measurement sample down to 1 uA resolution
Test duration in 1 sec resolution
Total current accumulation in 0.1 mA resolution
Estimated battery life in 0.001 year resolution
1 Battery Energy Estimator 300 meter
1 USB Cable
1 Set of Banana to Clip Test Leads (1 Red, 1 Black)
As with any hardware product, minimum order quantities are required to achieve a reasonable cost point. This project will provide the seed funds to make minimum orders to the factory to keep the manufacturing costs low. We would also like to use this opportunity to gain field exposure and user feedback.