Frequently Asked Questions

What is the battery life of the Wave Handheld RFID Scanner?

Category: Wave, RFID

SimplyRFiD Wave running on the CSL CS108 RFID Handheld runs for more than 2 hours while continously-reading RFID tags at maximum power. You can also plug in the CS108 for continuous use without a need to change/charge the battery. The CS108 is rated to run at 100% duty cycle (always on, forever).

Note: with an iPod attached, they will both drain at about the same rate -- a little over 2 hours run-time.

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CSL CS108 BATTERY LIFE

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Continuously reading tags

Battery Remaining Time
60% 1 Hour
5% 2 Hours
0% 2 Hours 20Mins

Stand-by, ready to read on trigger pull

Battery Remaining Time
90% 8 Hours

Test conditions:

  • Start from 0% charge
  • Use charging cradle
  • Handheld is turned off while charging
  • During each time interval, the handheld is removed from cradle
  • At each interval, the handheld is turned on and had charge level measured using Wave app

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Charging on CS108D Cradle

Charge Time Percentage
30 Minutes 5%
1 Hour 30%
1.5 Hours 40%
2 Hours 54%
2.5 Hours 75%
3 Hours 97%
3.5 Hours 100%

IphoneSE

APPLE IPHONE SE (2020 MODEL)

SCREEN ON

Run time: 8 Hours

  • Full backlight level
  • Screen Dimming is disabled
  • No other applications running
  • Connected to WiFi
  • Low power mode option is ignored when it reached threshold level (10-20%)

SCREEN OFF

Run time: > 24 hours in standby mode / no appreciable battery loss

  • No other applications running
  • Connected to WiFi
  • Wave will auto-disconnect from scanner / Bluetooth to conserve energy

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APPLE IPOD (7TH GEN)

SCREEN ON

Run time: 2 Hours

  • Full backlight level
  • Screen Dimming is disabled
  • No other applications running
  • Connected to WiFi Low power mode option is ignored when it reached
  • threshold level (10-20%)

SCREEN OFF

Run time: > 24 hours in standby mode / no appreciable battery loss

  • No other applications running
  • Connected to WiFi
  • Wave will auto-disconnect from scanner / Bluetooth to conserve energy

Go RFID for just $99/mo

Includes Wave app, CS108 RFID handheld, Pogi data server access, our starter kit of RFID tags, and an iPod Touch.

Pay just $99/month plus a one-time charge for the iPod of $250. You may provide your own iOS 13 (or later) device in place of the iPod. The CS108 RFID handheld remains the property of SimplyRFiD if you cancel service. You may pre-pay the year for $990 (2 free months).

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