Home Internet of Things Aerospace Apparel Energy Defense Health Care Logistics Manufacturing Retail

Ask The Experts Forum

BlogsAsk The Experts ForumAre There Any Maintenance Issues With RFID Chips?

Are There Any Maintenance Issues With RFID Chips?

Posted By RFID Journal, 11.05.2014

Do the chips ever go bad? And are there batteries that need to be replaced?

—Name withheld

———

An RFID chip is the microchip in a radio frequency identification transponder. These rarely go bad or have issues, but I assume you are asking about the transponder itself. There are potential maintenance issues. With passive low-frequency (LF), high-frequency (HF) or ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) transponders, the devices can withstand heat and cold well, and are unaffected by vibration. But chips can be damaged by electrostatic discharge and from bending, which can cause the connection between the chip and antenna to break, rendering the transponder useless.

Active RFID tags have a battery that can last for up to 10 years, depending on its size, type and beacon rate, but the tags do have to be replaced when the battery dies. Many systems have tags report when the battery is low, so that the tag can be replaced before it dies.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

Login and post your comment!

Not a member?

Signup for an account now to access all of the features of RFIDJournal.com!

Next Post
Can SharePoint and RFID Be Used in Tande...
Previous Post
How Is RFID Being Used in the Apparel In...
PREMIUM CONTENT
Case Studies Features Best Practices How-Tos
RFID JOURNAL EVENTS
Live Events Virtual Events Webinars
ASK THE EXPERTS
Simply enter a question for our experts.
TAKE THE POLL
JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON TWITTER
Loading
RFID Journal LIVE! RFID in Health Care LIVE! LatAm LIVE! Brasil LIVE! Europe RFID Connect Virtual Events RFID Journal Awards Webinars Presentations
© Copyright 2002-2016 RFID Journal LLC.
Powered By: Haycco