Archive for December 18th, 2015
After 95 minutes on a pleasant ride with temperature around 55 °F, the STK C battery had 0.59 W·h remaining (dark green trace):
The last time around, it had 1.85 W·h after 61 minutes. Subtracting the two (and ignoring that it may have started with slightly different charges and behave differently at different temperatures) says the camera used 1.26 W·h = 76 W·min in 34 minutes, which averages out to 2.2 W.
That’s close enough to the “a bit over 2 W” figured from those partial-to-empty measurements for me.
The best STK battery (D) holds just under 4.2 A·h, so its absolute longest run time could be 110-ish minutes. That graph shows the A cell was just about done after 75 minutes, so changing the battery after an hour still makes sense; you never know what will happen during the last few minutes of a ride…