So, it’s finally time to retire my field test Hub/Air/Sky units. I had been waiting for the Air to finally run out of batteries but it just won’t seem to die!! It’s been live since the beginning with the original set of batteries still installed. Never reset, never opened, it just keeps on going and going and going (insert mental image of the Energizer Bunny). It has been live for 620 days and still shows 3.43V for battery level! I’d say the engineers at WF have done a tremendous job with the power saving circuitry on the Air. I’m guessing this might be (one of?) the longest serving AIR devices ever!
I’m retiring the original hardware and passing the torch to its younger siblings (production units who have been running in parallel for months) and to reduce some traffic on my network.