Questions tagged [sleep]

Sleep refers to a form of power management, where the processor can be instructed to enter various levels of "sleep". Use this tag for discussions about sleep mode.

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ESP8266 spend 10mA, even though It is in the deep sleep mode

I am using Nodemcu ESP8266. I want to know how much my ESP board consume the battery during sleep mode. as the Mannual said it spend about micro-ampere, but my multi meter said it spend 10 mili-ampere,...
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ESP8266 light sleep - can't wake up

I am attempting to implement a light sleep mode on an esp8266 (feather huzzah) which, when a button is pressed, wakes the system up so that it can continue its normal task. I cobbled together some ...
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Nodemcu Deep Sleep can´t reach low compsumation (not less than 9 mA)

I'm trying to achieve the 20uA compsumation using deep sleep in "Amica" Nodemcu, but when I measure with the Multimeter I get 9 mA. What can be the issue? Diagram: power suply with 3,7 LiPo Baterry ...
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Sparkfun ESP32 WROOM Thing Plus Deep Sleep & Interrupts codes “marriage” problem

Would like to ask for assistance. Tried several routes. My knowledge is lacking and unable to progress further. I think I am very close to the solution (maybe couple of lines of codes away), but the ...
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ATSAMD21 sleep + watchdog?

Has anyone got sleep/standby + watchdog to work together on their Arduino Zero or Sparkfun SAMD mini? I am able to get the WDT to reset the device, and am able to put it to sleep - but can't get the ...
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ESP.deepSleep() - over and over?

Important note: the esp.deepsleep function uses microseconds, not milliseconds. I posted another question here asking for clarification on how an RTC can be used to put a NodeMCU 12 to sleep for a ...
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Switch controlled power saving esp8266

I'm trying to build a door sensor with the esp8266. I want it to be battery powered and use deepSleep for power saving. I'm going to use a normally closed reed switch between D0 (GPIO16) and RST. I ...
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wake from powerDown to check sensor then put back to sleep

I am using an Arduino Pro Mini with various sensors. I am powering it with 2 3.7v 3400mA batteries which I recharge with a solar panel. I take a reading from the batteries and if the reading is ...
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D1 Mini + TFT & I2C Connector Shield not going into deepSleep

I'm trying to write a sketch to use a Wemos D1 mini connected to several shields including a LOLIN TFT & I2C Connector Shield (v1.1.0). This powers a small ePaper display (LOLIN 2.13" diagonal ...
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Keep 5V on while sleep with LowPower library

Is it possible to keep the 5V on, while putting the Arduino (ATMEGA328P) in sleep more, using LowPower library? I'm trying to use this HAT: https://spellfoundry.com/product/sleepy-pi-2-usb-c/ to ...
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Mediatek GPS periodic mode

I'm trying to build a low power GPS datalogger and I am trying to get the Mediatek based GPS module (Quectel L80-R) to run in periodic mode. I've sent the PMTK225 code to the module with various ...
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Problem with counting inside INT0 ISR while in PowerDown

The issue that I have is in INT0 service in which it doesn't perform properly when MCU is set in PowerDown mode. I declared a global variable as "counter" and put it inside INT0 ISR but its value ...
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ESP32 - NTP inaccuracy after deep sleep

I'm trying to create a sensor sampling project using ESP32 ( battery, solar panel and temperature affects are not part of test right now to reduce external effects that may cause/ increase such ...
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PIR sensor and sleep (interrupt) on Mega2560

So I was starting to gain some knowledge on the PIR sensor and how to let the Arduino 'sleep' while there is no movement detected by the PIR. I found the following code somewhere and looked fairly ...
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Can't create a RTC_DATA_ATTR var inside a class

I'm trying to create a deepSleep class for my ESP32 project, but I get this error : section attribute not allowed for 'clock_beforeSleep' The only place it compiles, is outside the class. How should ...
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Attiny85 simple analog and digital output problem

I'm just lighting up an LED through a TIP31C, pin 0 goes through a 560kohm resistor to the tip's input pin pin 1 goes through a 750 ohm resistor to the tip's input pin ^i'm not sure this information ...
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ATMega32u4 SLEEP instruction

I was reading the ATMega34u2 datasheet and trying to figure out Sleep Mode. I know most people recommend using avr/sleep.h library. But I wanted to try out using the registers. I am fairly new to all ...
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ESP8266 Deep Sleep Wake Up

I am testing esp8266's deep sleep mode. And i have some questions about that. 1- I want to wakeup esp via timer. I did it. I implemented GPIO16-RST connection and this version done. 2- I want to ake ...
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Solar powered ESP8266. WiFi module usage optimizations

Above all, I am quite new to the ESP8266 and micro controllers development as a whole. I am now working on a project which is quite simple for now. It basically looks like this: As you can see, I ...
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Radio receiver: deep sleep when no byte arrives, and wake up when a byte arrives?

This code works to listen for bytes via radio (with a 433 Mhz receiver module) with the Manchester library and Manchester code, and do an action when certain bytes are received: #include "Manchester....
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How to deep sleep ATtiny/ATmega (to run for years with batteries) but still detect a button press?

Question (TL;DR): what is the optimal method to deep sleep (to run an ATtiny45 or ATmega on batteries for 1+ year) but still be able to detect a button press? Is it possible to deep sleep until a ...
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STM32 (F103C8) could not wake up after sleep

#include <RTClock.h> #include <libmaple/pwr.h> #include <libmaple/scb.h> RTClock rtclock(RTCSEL_LSE); #define SCB_SCR_SLEEPDEEP 4 #define SCB_SCR_SLEEPONEXIT 2 #define ...
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Threshold to wake up signal

I have a sketch to put to sleep and wake up an Arduino Pro Mini 5V, but the problem is that sometimes when it is moved fast it wakes up itself, thing that I do not want. I have it configure to be ...
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Custom sleep function for Nextion

I have a Nextion 7 inch enhance type display. I have enabled sleep using thsp = 120 and thup = 1 line of code. Now display become sleep mode after 2min, if there is no any touch event. But, this ...
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Deep Sleep Reset with Shock Sensor

I am trying to design a circuit that wakes my ESP8266 (Wemos D1 Mini) from deep sleep using a shock sensor. I can achieve this using the reset pin but I need it to ignore further requests to reset to ...
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MKR Fox 1200 doesn't wake up from sleep

I have a Sigfox Arduino meassuring some sensors, sending it to the cloud and then falling asleep. void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); while (!Serial) {}; if (!SigFox.begin()) { Serial.println(...
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How to wake up Arduino with an rtc?

I am doing a data logger with an Arduino Mega2560 and I want to use a code to make it sleep when no measure is needed and wake it up with an RTC when time comes. The reason I want this is because I ...
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Possible race condition using ADXL345, external interrupts and sleep

Setup: I have an Adafruit ADXL345 attached to an Adafruit feather 32u4, via I2C lines and an interrupt line. Goal: The microcontroller should be in a sleep condition when acceleration values are ...
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SIM800L and Arduino Sleep - getting whimsy Serial output after 5 calls

i'm working on project where i'm trying to achieve that arduino parse caller ID so i can use it later to send SMS with sensor reading data. Somehow i made that code (with much googling) and it works ...
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Waking Arduino from sleep with an ultrasonic sensor

I have a parking guide using an ultrasonic sensor (HC-SR04), based on the instructions here. I'm trying to modify the code so that the Arduino goes to sleep after a certain period of inactivity (say, ...
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How to get interrupt while in sleep mode?

I am using Arduino-uno, attached ESP-01 module I want to give interrupt when I send some wifi-signal to arduino, which is in sleep mode. so I write this code: SoftwareSerial esp(2, 3); // RX, TX ...
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Millis() does not back to zero after woke up from deep sleep mode

I am going to make a project that needs four boards of Arduino which synchronization in time is needed. The project is about capturing the timestamp (in ms resolution) whenever something is crossing ...
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Waking up a NodeMCU when force load is applied to device

I am currently designing a device that will take measurements from a load cell that is in tension. I am using a v1.0 NodeMCU device that features an HX711 load cell amplifier and is running off of ...
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Wemos D1 mini, will not restart after power fail

I have a Wemos D1 Mini on a solar-powered station outdoors. Every ten minutes, it wakes from deep sleep and sends the current temperature via mqtt publish. Works just fine. However in my ...
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ESP8266 http.get() issue due to wifi authentication failure

Facing a weird issue while reading data from esp8266. I am trying to read dynamic data from a demo text file on test server on same network in deep sleep mode. Case1: Joining new network I am using ...
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Using Sleep with Interrupts

I have 2 doors closet, that I want to lit when door is open. I use 2 prox sensors to detect state, an Arduino Pro mini, and 2 led strips. I use same code and hardware ( minus not needed doubled ...
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PIR motion wake ESP8266 from deepsleep

I'm trying, what I thought would be simple, to wake a sleeping ESP8266 via motion detected by a PIR. There are a lot of schematics around and they all seem to go about it more or less the same way, ...
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Store value in EEPROM to perform different actions on reset?

I want the same button to wake up (reset) and put it to sleep but this is hard if the button is tied directly to the rst pin. My thought was to read and store a value in EEPROM so tell the chip what ...
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Push and hold on/off switch for arduino

Many electronic devices turn on/off, or more correctly on/sleep, by pressing a button and holding it for two or three seconds. I would like to put this ability into a project using an Adafruit Feather ...
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How to use one button with interrupt to enable and disable sleep mode?

I have written a program for a kitchen timer. The timer uses just one single rotary encoder with a push button on its axis. It has modes for counting up and for counting down. After counting down it ...
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How to generate hardware interrupt in mpu6050 to wakeup arduino from SLEEP_MODE_PWR_DOWN mode?

I am using Arduino UNO and has kept in SLEEP_MODE_PWR_DOWN mode & want it to wakeup using MPU6050 hardware INT pin (which should send a signal when MPU is in motion). I have used the article https:...
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How can I put this display SSD1306 to sleep?

I have built a kitchen timer and it is supposed to spend most of its life in sleep mode in order to save power. I am using the SSD1306Ascii library (SPI) by William Greiman. In this library I have ...
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attiny85 reset itself instead of wakeup procedure

I have a digispark attiny85, and I am using SLEEP_MODE_PWR_DOWN to sleep, and wake-up with external interrupt on pin2. I am trying to count number of interrupts received with the code below. Problem ...
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How ro re-enable 32u4 USB controller after sleep mode?

I've run into quite the problem with my 32u4, I can't get it to reconnect to the computer upon wakeup from a sleep mode! So I have an Arduino Pro Micro featuring the 32u4, and I'm also designing a ...
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ESP8266 deep sleep and MQTT

I am working on a project were I am putting my board into deep sleep mode, and it wakes up with an interrupt from a sensor. When it wakes from deep sleep I would like to send a message to my MQTT ...
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noisy output lines when waking up from a sleep

Using code similar to these examples from AVR https://www.microchip.com/webdoc/AVRLibcReferenceManual/group__avr__sleep.html my program causes my Adafruit Feather 32u4 to often sleep. When the ...
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Why does using ESP8266 in deep sleep mode still drain the battery quickly?

I've made a "weather station" using the ESP8622. To save battery I'm using sleep mode but still the battery is drained after a couple of days. According to this post it should last at least a year. I ...
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Wake up ESP8266 from deepSleep with a button

I have a button with two isolated tracks. I want to be able to wake up esp from deepSleep with this button, and also detect that it was clicked. So i can't connect it to reset, because esp won't work ...
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POWER_MODE_IDLE wake on any input change?

I want to be able to put an Arduino to "sleep" but I want it to immediately resume if any panel tactile buttons are pressed. The purpose is to try to minimize any digital noise in an nearby high gain ...
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Battery voltage monitor right after deep sleep

i have my esp32 module in deep sleep and i use it with a couple of buttons using a wake up that detect the button pressed now i'd like to have a battery level to send to a server right before going ...