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samsgps
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 8:54 pm    Post subject: Quest GPS unit Reply with quote

I have recently started using my unit however even with using the backlight I only get about 8 hours use off the battery. The unit is new - 6 months old. Is this normal or should I be contacting garmin?




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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Quest GPS unit Reply with quote

samsgps wrote:
I have recently started using my unit however even with using the backlight I only get about 8 hours use off the battery. The unit is new - 6 months old. Is this normal or should I be contacting garmin?




thanks

sam


Garmins battery life figures are usually optimistic and are quoted for an ideal setup .If you cannot use your Quest from the car power supply There are a number of things that will run the battery down faster .
The backlight...set it for as short a time as posible
Waas/Egnos..disable for better battery life
Routes with a lot of turns shorten battery life
Set Gps mode to battery saver to conserve the battery.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before I got my Quest wired up to the battery, I could quite happily ride for 10 hours (well, not ride all the time, but have the GPS on for 10 hours) and the battery still had life in it - Garmin quote 20 hours - I would say they're not too far off.

I think you need to cycle the battery a few times to get there though - it won't be 20 hours from the first few charges.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:38 pm    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

will try it with a few more charge cycles
sam
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