15-Year Battery Life and The Impact on Cost of Ownership

15-Year Battery Life and The Impact on Cost of Ownership

Leona Leslie
31. Jul 2023 | 5 min read

15-Year Battery Life and The Impact on Cost of Ownership


One of the features we are most proud of in our sensors is their longevity. When used correctly, these tiny, wireless sensing devices can last up to 15 years. What this means for our customers is hassle-free data collection, peace of mind, and low cost of ownership.

While upfront costs matter, the true measurement of investment lies in the total cost of ownership (TCO), which accounts for more than just start-up costs. TCO considers ongoing maintenance expenses, downtime costs, and the lifespan of the sensors themselves, as well as the initial investment.

Changing a battery sounds easy, and the costs are small if you look at them per sensor. However, if you consider the expense and labor effort to replace the battery in many devices, a temperature sensor requiring frequent battery replacement can drain resources in the long run. Here we break down the costs and look at the impact battery life has on the cost of ownership.


Battery Maintenance Costs

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Battery Costs of Ownership

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Maintaining Battery Life in Cold Conditions


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Earlier this month, we announced the release of our new and improved Wireless Temperature Sensor. One of the key enhancements in this sensor is improved battery life from 7 to 15 years at temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius. Ensuring the long battery life of sensors transmitting data in extreme conditions is even more difficult than at room temperature. Devices face challenges such as reduced capacity, slower chemical reactions, and increased internal resistance.


Battery Life for Peace of Mind


As well as positively impacting the cost of ownership, long battery life brings peace of mind. A stable power supply can be critical in businesses where continuous monitoring is crucial, such as in sensitive environments like laboratories or cold storage facilities. A temperature sensor that suddenly stops transmitting data due to a drained battery could lead to critical issues and compromise the integrity of stored goods or experiments. By choosing sensors with a lifespan of up to 15 years, customers can feel secure, knowing that their data collection remains uninterrupted, reducing potential risks and improving overall efficiency.


Environmental Impact


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With sensors lasting for years, the battery waste generated is significantly reduced. Traditional sensors with short battery lives tend to contribute more to electronic waste, leading to greater environmental impact. Our commitment to sustainability goes hand in hand with our technology, and by offering long-lasting battery solutions, we strive to minimize our carbon footprint and promote a greener future.


Bottom Line


In summary, the benefits of long battery life go beyond cost savings, it also gives hassle-free data collection, reduced maintenance, and a more eco-friendly approach. Choosing sensors with a lifespan of up to 15 years provides businesses and organizations with peace of mind and confidence in their monitoring systems, even under extreme conditions. By extending the lifespan of our sensors, we aim to contribute to a more sustainable future by reducing electronic waste and environmental impact.

Our new and improved Wireless Temperature Sensor is the culmination of that, working round the clock for up to 15 years in the most challenging conditions. Fewer battery replacements translate into lower material and labor costs, freeing up valuable resources that can be used to bring efficiency and growth to your business instead.


Leona Leslie

Leona Leslie

Leona is the VP of Marketing at Disruptive Technologies. She has more than 15 years of experience working in B2B marketing of technical solutions. Leona loves getting into the head of customers to try to understand the "need behind the need" and taking a value selling approach towards marketing and sales. Outside work, she spends as much time as she can in France and Italy, drawn to the people, languages, culture, and food.

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