esp8266-01 vs esp8266-12F deep sleep

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esp8266-01 vs esp8266-12F deep sleep

Postby randobi99 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:41 am

I have a program running on a version -01 (8 pin header) that consumes <1mA in deep sleep but the -12F version consumes ~35mA running the same program, both programmed with Arduino IDE, and no LEDs are on.
Any ideas why that is the case?

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Re: esp8266-01 vs esp8266-12F deep sleep

Postby pratik » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:42 pm

The only difference between these is the flash chip used. Apart from that, it will also matter what stuff is connected to the ESP8266 GPIOs. ESP-01 has very few IOs available so you cannot load down the pins and draw current.
But in ESP-12 you can connect low impedance loads and increase current sink/source on the pins. So make sure your loads are sleeping/high impedance.
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