| UNAVCO
 


Knowledge Base

Trimble NetRS - Power Draw Tests

Trimble NetRS - Power Draw Tests

UNAVCO performed a short benchtop test series to determine the difference in power draw by a Trimble NetRS receiver when connected to three common geodetic GPS antennas.

All tests were performed at room temperature. A variable DC power supply was used to deliver a 12.0 volt input to the NetRS, with current monitored using a Fluke 73III multimeter. The receiver was allowed to dwell for 3-4 minutes after each antenna change, to ensure satellite tracking had stabilized and data logging had commenced. This test was repeated twice for each configuration. No radomes were used with either Choke Ring antenna.

Results from the test series are presented in the table below. The power draw of the NetRS without an antenna was also measured and is shown for comparison.

Antenna Model Part Number NetRS average
power draw (W)
No Antenna
2.68
Ashtec Choke Ring 701945-01 3.06
Trimble Choke Ring 29659-00 3.18
Trimble Zephyr Geodetic   41249-00 3.54

Power draw tests on a variety of other GPS and communications equipment have also been performed by UNAVCO. Results are located here.

Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
Digitizing Resolution of the Trimble NetR9 Receiver
Viewed 4420 times since Thu, Feb 3, 2011
Firmware glitch affects Trimble NetRS Receivers on 31 October, 2010
Viewed 7249 times since Tue, Jun 26, 2012
HOW TO SET UP A TRIMBLE NETRS AND NETR8/NETR9 FOR RTCM STREAMING OVER TCP/IP (NTRIP)
Viewed 6666 times since Mon, Dec 20, 2010
Septentrio PolaRx5 Power Consumption
Viewed 4383 times since Fri, Jan 8, 2016
Trimble NetRS - How to set up and take care of the UNAVCO NetRS campaign case in the field (case insert)
Viewed 4673 times since Mon, Jan 4, 2010
GNSS Receiver Evaluations 2012
Viewed 7172 times since Wed, Jul 11, 2012
Power - Wind Power Testing at UNAVCO through 2005, Phase 2
Viewed 5116 times since Sat, Mar 27, 2010
UNAVCO 2004 EarthScope Campaign Receiver Test Report
Viewed 5480 times since Wed, Feb 18, 2009
Trimble NetRS - tracking behavior changes after firmware upgrade
Viewed 2471 times since Thu, Mar 10, 2011
SLA Battery Cold Performance Tests: Gel vs. AGM
Viewed 19564 times since Sun, Mar 28, 2010
MENU
 

Last modified: 2019-12-27  16:36:35  America/Denver