The Falcon Cellular has multiple power options:


  1. Line Power (5-16V input range)
  2. 3 x AA Batteries - either:
    1. LiFeSO2 (e.g. Energizer Ultimate Lithium)
    2. Lithium Thionyl Chloride (LTC)


We also recommend these batteries for the Falcon Cellular device, the comments made in the linked article also apply to the Falcon. Please note that the Falcon Pulse current table is given below.


Pulse Current


Not all LTC batteries are built the same - in general, go for Spiral Type batteries. Bobbin Type batteries may not be able to supply enough peak current.


The batteries need to have a high enough rating for pulse current to meet the following peaks:


Device    Battery TypePeak Current (approx, @3V per cell for LTCs and @1.5V for LiFeSO2)
Falcon 4G Cat-M1/Nb-IoTLiFeSO2800mA
Falcon 4G Cat-M1/Nb-IoTLTC400mA
Falcon 2GLiFeSO22A
Falcon 2GLTC1A


Note: Test your batteries, and ensure to leave some room with the specified pulse current - they do not always perform as well as the data sheet may suggest!  Please also take into consideration the current draw of any peripherals/sensors that you add to the device.