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

iPod7thG

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

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