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alphacat92

Does anyone have any data regarding the power consumption of this board? I'm interested in using it along with the Adafruit Ultimate GPS breakout v3 and would want to know thing such as average/peak current draw.
Thank you!

smgs

Not sure about the Power Consumption sorry, but have you seen the Example sketches that can pull your Location over GNSS (I think) with just this module?

https://github.com/arduino-libraries/MKRGSM/tree/master/examples/GsmLocation

alphacat92

That's so cool! If it works I may be able to scrap the GPS module entirely. Thank you for the tip!

smgs

Yeah it's pretty neat, only works when you have a mobile phone signal though, whereas the proper GPS modules ars capable of continuing to log data in terms of it's GPS location, even if you don't have any mobile phone / cell phone signal...

But yeah if you are expecting to mostly be in an area of reasonable phone coverage then that should be all you need.

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