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Topic: MKR GPS Shield Battery Draining/Needed? & Inconsistent Satellite Connections (Read 99 times) previous topic - next topic

philipdbrown

Hey Everyone,
I'm new to this shield and have a few questions.  I'm connecting to a MKR WiFi 1010 board with the IC2 cable. 

First, do I need the battery?  I have read that it helps keep information about connected satellites but haven't found any definitive data on that.   

Is it better to connect via the IC2 cable or as an actual shield?  Or does it matter.

I finally got the MKR GPS Shield connecting yesterday.  However, today it has yet to connect to any satellites.  I tested the onboard battery, and it is totally drained.  Could this be my connectivity issues with satellites?  How long should a battery last?

Thanks in advance for any help.  The inconsistency in satellite connections is very frustrating.

Blesssings,
Philip Brown

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