This mode changes the default VG power settings to 3 hours after engine shutoff.
By default, the Samsara Vehicle Gateway uses a small amount of vehicle battery when idle. This is the recommended setting for most vehicles. Vehicle Battery Conservation Mode further reduces consumption of the vehicle battery by the Gateway when the vehicle is not in use, and is intended for vehicles that are subject to battery drain under default settings.
When in Vehicle Battery Conservation Mode, Gateway functionality including WiFi hotspot connectivity and camera video retrieval will not be available. The Gateway will wake when vehicle motion resumes, resulting in reduced GPS tracking accuracy at the beginning of a trip.
Battery Conservation Mode can be enabled by the following Settings > General > Vehicle Battery Conservation Mode
This setting is only recommended for vehicles that are used infrequently and are susceptible to battery depletion. If an organization is subject to the ELD mandate, this feature SHOULD NOT be used.
Activating this setting will delay initial GPS location fix and deactivate WiFi until the engine is turned on. This will prevent drivers from being able to log into the Samsara Driver App without starting the engine, which could impact the performance & accuracy of features including ELD, Routing, Trips, and others.
Battery Conservation Mode will not affect camera performance; however, video retrieval is affected. In moderate power mode, if the VG receives a request for a video retrieval, it will wake the system up to normal power and proceed with the retrieval. In low power mode, the VG cannot receive the request until the next scheduled wake period. At that point, it will wake the system up to normal power and proceed with the retrieval.
- Scheduled wake periods in low power mode is every 6 hours by default. If the VG34 has at least one pinned Environmental Monitor (EM), the default wake period is every hour by default.