On June 10, I set up my new Tempest. The process was incredibly simple and quick. I placed it outside, not permanently mounted, but it gets sunshine a majority of the day, that is, when it is sunny (in the PNW, that can be rare).
Three days later, on Saturday the 13th at 10:10pm at night, the Tempest went offline, I believe the battery voltage was too low.
Sunday morning, with some sunlight, it charged up enough to come back online. But not enough as it went offline again Sunday night.
It didn’t charge up enough to come back online until Monday afternoon. But then Monday night it died again, and still is offline on this overcast day as I type this.
This has me concerned. It’s June. It could only stay online for 3 days before it ran out of power. How in the world is it going to make it thru a PNW Winter, during arguably the most interesting time weather-wise?
PS. station ID: 20905