We continuously monitor the performance of the Homely hardware. We recently
noticed some unexpected behavior relating to how the battery was depleting in
the Homely wireless sensor. This means that your existing battery has been
depleted and will not provide the length of service we were expecting.
Our testing has shown that the physical act of removing and re-inserting the
battery (essentially a brief power interruption) fixes the battery depletion issue.
No other action is required. Homely will continue to operate as normal. You can
just use the spare battery when the current one dies.
How do I replace the battery?
- Open the Temperature Node casing. The Node has a slot, beneath the button, highlighted in the picture below, a flat head screwdriver can be used to pry the case apart as displayed.
- Remove the battery from the Node's battery housing.
- Press the button on the side of the Node once.
- Now insert the battery into the Node battery housing. Please ensure that the "+" symbol on the battery is facing outward and any plastic/covering removed from the battery.