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Batteries again
December 3, 2012
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Paganel said
Until the problem is solved, set Alcaline for any installed batteries. This will extend the times during operation.

Yes - I have done that thanks.

December 2, 2012
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Until the problem is solved, set Alcaline for any installed batteries. This will extend the times during operation.

December 1, 2012
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Can't wait for this next firmware release.  I reckon if it fixes these issues, then we are going to have the very best GPSr on the market.

November 25, 2012
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When I was speaking to Matt at Magellan the other day, he told me that this is a known issue and there is supposed to be a firmware release out in the near future to fix this problem, as well as a couple of other power related problems.

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November 25, 2012
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Here is an odd situation that I experienced last week.

1. Caching with friend who has a Garmin 60CSX.
2. I have an eXplorist 710 and the battery indicator started to show red/orange after about 4 hours use of the rechargeable batteries - La Crosse 2600 mAh. That's about normal for me
3. I decided to replace the batteries before the unit shut down due to low power, because that spells sudden death when trying to restart the GPS.
4. My mates GPS suddenly shuts down due to running out of battery power and he hasn't got a spare set of batteries.
5. I give him the batteries that I just replaced (the ones that showed red/orange on the battery indicator) to tie him over until he gets back to the car - about 30 minutes.
6. He puts the batteries into his GPSr and - what the heck! They show 80% charge on his 60CSX!!!
7. He then continues to use those batteries for the rest of the day - about another 3 or 4 hours and then wait for it - for most of the next day as well!!!

Conclusion: There is something seriously wrong with the power management of eXplorist 710's

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