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Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 6:16 PM
Subject: Spyrus Battery Power
Sitting on the
The Spyrus units lose battery power just
sitting on the shelf. After installing a fresh set of batteries, it
would take approx. one year before they died.
a fresh set of batteries, and based on the operation model noted below, the
Spyrus can program approx. 1300 smart cards before needing another fresh set
Operation model: Assumed each
operation takes 2 minutes, and during the two minutes operation, the smart
card is powered on for 20 seconds.
During the 2 minutes
operation, the PAR2 is running at full power for 30 seconds, and low power
for 90 seconds. When the PAR2 is
waiting for a key input,
or processing a command from the Diebold application, it would be running in
the low power mode.
As an example, taking both power consumption factors into account, a
Spyrus unit never used after fresh batteries were installed and sitting on a
shelf for 6 months would have 50% battery power left. It would therefore
be able to program approx. 650 smart cards (half of the
Ian S. Piper
Diebold Election Systems,