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ANT Scan and Forward power consumption


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Joined 2014-08-20



I would like to build a mesh network with ANT so I tested the ANT scan and Forward example for nRF52832.

And the current consumption is around 5mA, is this current normal?

Since continuous 5mA is way to high for low power applications, is there any way to turn off ANT for all device and turn it back on to save power with a timer? Or any examples to configure the scan channel to lower the current consumption?

Thanks for your help!      

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Joined 2012-09-14


Hi Xiaofan,

~5mA sounds right to me. The scan and forward example was not designed for ultra-low power consumption, but if you only need to lower the current consumption by 2-3 times then you can disable "high duty search mode" in the channel assignment settings. However, this will also reduce the performance of the network as well.