discussion / Biologging  / 28 February 2020

How to add a salt water switch

Hi – I’m working on developing a GPS / LoRa tracker for Diamondback Terrapins (DBT) with some colleagues. DBTs spend a lot of time in brackish water and we’re considering adding a salt water switch to the tracker to limit GPS power consumption but don’t have knowledge about what type of switch to use or how best to add it to the bundle. Any advice or pointers to resources would be appreciated. 

The project is still quite young but if anyone is interested in our initial ideas I’m happy to share. Once we have a better idea what the final package will look like I’ll figure out a platform for posting progress with the hope other folks will benefit from our work.