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Wifi Transmission

  1. Oct 29, 2016 #1
    I'm currently working on a project involving Wifi transmission. The device needs to send a 1-3 digit number to a computer/phone that is 5-15 feet away. Approximately how much energy will this take to send one number?

    Thank you!

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  3. Oct 29, 2016 #2


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    Depends on your device, its antenna, how much control you have over the device, the protocol, the noise in the environment and various other things.
    If you use conventional protocols, establishing the connection will need much more energy than sending the short digit.
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  5. Oct 29, 2016 #4


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    which is what I suggested to him on another forum :smile:

    tried to get him to understand that as long as the link is connected power is being used and the periodic transmission of data
    just slightly increases the power usage.

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