Author Topic: Fibaro FGMS-001 Battery reporting  (Read 346 times)

Offline Bill Scruggs

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Fibaro FGMS-001 Battery reporting
« on: September 05, 2017, 05:22:21 pm »
Has anyone had any luck getting the FGMS-001 to report battery level? I have been testing mine with a variable power supply and the only time it reports battery percentage is when it is first powered on. I have changed polling and wakeup intervals ect. and checked my logs, but no go. For those who are interested I will list the voltages and percent readout below.

2.66 VDC  0%
2.72 VDC  25%
2.80 VDC  50%
2.86 VDC  75%
2.93 VDC  100%

Offline Mike Yeager

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Re: Fibaro FGMS-001 Battery reporting
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 09:07:50 pm »
I gave up using these sensors at all unless they are externally powered. Seemed to burn through batteries (at 6-9 bucks each). Great sensor, just not worth the cost in batteries...

Offline shallowearth

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Re: Fibaro FGMS-001 Battery reporting
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 10:39:41 am »
Mine will say 100% until they are almost dead, usually a few days before they go flat.  Then they will do to 30% or so.  I think this is due to the fact that it is a lithium battery.

My batteries usually last about a year to 18 months.

To improve battery life.  Disable the vibration report.  If you are near an exterior door turn off temperature reports threshold and just do and hourly report  or something similar.  Do something similar for your lux report