What is the difference between the cable powered Asset Gateway Mini and the battery powered Asset Gateway Mini?

    Audience Fleet Admins, Fleet Managers
    Applies To Asset Gateway Mini

     

    Answer

    Asset Gateway Mini has 2 operating modes: connected via cable, or not. Depending on how it’s being used, the Asset Gateway Mini will have different capabilities. 

     

    Battery Powered Asset Gateway Mini

    If the Asset Gateway Mini is not connected externally and is using its internal battery. It will be able to check in at a specific interval. Please refer to this article to learn more about the interval. It will not be able to provide engine hours or idling data due to not getting an external connection.

     

    Cable Powered Asset Gateway Mini

    If the Asset Gateway Mini is connected to a constant power source using our Asset Gateway Mini cable it will not be using its internal battery until the external power source is cut. With this power method, our Asset Gateway Mini will be able to check-in once a minute and provide real-time telematics. The internal battery will not be used. If the cable is connected to an ignition signal as well, we will be able to help track engine hours and idling. 

    However, if the Asset Gateway Mini is powered via cable but to an ignition power source. When the ignition is turned on, the Asset Gateway Mini will check-in once a minute. When the ignition is turned off, then the Asset Gateway Mini will draw from its internal battery and will check-in at a specific interval.

     

    Summary

    Criteria Asset Gateway Mini (Cable Powered) Asset Gateway Mini (Battery Powered)
    Engine Hours
    Idling
    Check-in Cadence Check-in once a minute Check-in at specific intervals (8, 12, 24, 48 hours)

     

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