Powering Enviro Weather (Pico W Aboard) - Weather Station Kit


Can the Enviro Weather (Pico W Aboard) - Weather Station Kit be powered via the USB port using a USB power bank?

I have my weather kit connected to a power bank which is in turn connected to a solar panel which keeps the power bank charged.
The problem is that the data is only uploaded when the weather station is initially powered on, it only uploads once and then doesn’t seem to upload again until the station is reset.(powered off and on again). It is configured to upload every 15 mins and when I use the battery holder provided with the kit it seems to work OK, except the batteries don’t last long

I am wondering if when powered via the USB port the board thinks its connected to a computer and will not upload the data.

Any advice our suggestions will be greatly appriciated.


As long as your board has power on the usb it doesn’t fully sleep but as long as the Wi-Fi connection is there the RTC will wake, sync time and upload. I’ve had mine connected to a pc for hours and it uploads as should.