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Loc8tor tags seem to drain battery immediately

I’ve just re-activated the Loc8tor tags we use on the cats, since we’ve just moved home, and they would be very handy should the cats not return.

However, despite buying 10 new batteries (the tags use 2 each), the tags work briefly, and then stop after around 30 seconds. I watched one tag fade in real-time as I tracked it.

It seems, after time, or perhaps water/other damage, the tags short-circuit in some way, and drain the batteries. After removing the fresh batteries from the tag, I watched one change from 0.0V upwards, as the battery slowly recovered from the load imposed by the tag.

Interesting. So – be warned. Weatherproof your tags, and even then, be wary of any issues

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