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Hi guys, I have 5 of the Fibaro motion sensors in my condo that are used to trigger my Philips Hue lights. With 4 out of the 5, the battery life is outstanding. But one of them, the one in my bedroom, the one that actually sees less motion than any to the other 5, I can put a fresh battery in and in 24 hours it goes from 100% to 88%. I had actually taken this sensor out of commission, taken the battery out and put it in a junk drawer until a couple of nights ago. So I put it back in the same place expecting different results (I know, it's insanity). I carefully went over the settings again tonight comparing it to the 4 that I have no issues with and I found something. All of the sensors except for the "faulty" one were set to "tamper only". The one that was burning batteries at a rapid rate was set to "tamper and earthquake". Could this cause that much of a difference? I know I'll probably have an answer in 24 hours, but I was wondering if you guys either have had a similar experience or maybe you know something else that could be causing this? If it depletes again by tomorrow night I'm seriously thinking of just tossing it. The only reason I have a Z-wave motion sensor in my bedroom as opposed to Zigbee is for the benefit it's suppose to have when not in close proximity to my SmartThings hub. If I do take down the Fibaro sensor I'll probably replace it with a Philips Hue sensor I've ordered on Amazon. Thanks in advance
According the fibaro keyfob spec's the battery is expected to last 2 yr's with max 5 pushes a day. My average usage is certainly not more than 5 pushes a day and yet my second battery is already empty and this in less than 6 month's operation. Very expensive device at that rate of battery consumption. Anybody else which have similar experience? Any parameter to pay special attention to? What coul be the problem?