Battery performance
Author:SPOT Web Team Article Reference #:AA-00583 Views:33587 Date Added:2015-04-03 01:00 PM Last Updated:2015-04-06 12:20 PM 4 Rating/ 65 Voters
To obtain reliable performance use only AAA Energizer Ultimate Lithium 8x batteries (L91). For optimal performance, please try and utilize SPOT GEN3 in locations with a clear view of the sky with the logo side up.

Extreme heat/cold and trying to send messages indoors or under extreme canopies can drain on battery life. If the On/Off indicator light blinks red this is a warning your battery is about to die. Always carry extra batteries with you. Test your SPOT device before each trip by sending a Check-in/OK message.

Proper battery selection is critical for best performance.

State 100% Clear View of the Sky 50% Clear View of the Sky
Powered Off 24 Months 24 Months
SOS Approximately 13 Days Approximately 6 days
 
Tracking Based on 24 Hours a Day
Intervals 100% Clear View of the Sky 50% Clear View of the Sky
60 Minutes ~ 52 days ~ 26 days
30 Minutes ~ 26 days ~ 13 days
10 Minutes ~ 17 days ~ 8.5 days
5 Minutes ~ 9 days ~ 4.5 days
2.5 Minutes ~ 7 days ~ 3.5 days
 
Tracking Based on 8 Hours a Day
Intervals 100% Clear View of the Sky 50% Clear View of the Sky
60 Minutes ~ 156 days ~ 78 days
30 Minutes ~ 78 days ~ 36 days
10 Minutes ~ 45 days ~ 22.5 days
5 Minutes ~ 24 days ~ 12 days
2.5 Minutes ~ 20 days ~ 10 days
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