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Old 07-10-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Garmin GPSMap64 series Dual Battery

Looking at getting new handheld GPS units for work. I ride with a Garmin GPSMap62S so I am very Familiar with the operation of the 6x series Garmins and they fit our needs perfectly. I came across the GPSMap64s when doing my research and see that they offer a:
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Go further with GPSMAP 64s' long-lasting 16 hour battery life. Works with 2 AA batteries or the the optional NiMH battery pack, which as an added bonus, can be charged while inside the device"

Does anyone have experience with the NiMH battery pack and the "charge while inside the device" feature?
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:57 AM   #2
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Nobody? Maybe I should have asked about tire pressures........


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Old 07-12-2014, 02:09 PM   #3
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Nobody? Maybe I should have asked about tire pressures........


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Or oil..........

I thought I read somewhere that charging a NIMH battery in the device voids the warranty because there is a risk of overcharging. Can't remember where I read that. I do know that my Oregon is set up so you can't recharge AAs. There is a little button that needs to be pressed before it will charge, and the lithium pack is shaped to do so, but loose AAs will not.
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:50 PM   #4
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I figured it wouldn't charge regular AA's, and was planning on buying the NiMH battery packs.

Very interesting about the warranty and risk of overcharging. These units will be in the cradle plugged in 99% of the time, so I will definitely look I to that. Thanks for the info.

So should I run Motul 10w60, or would Penzoil 30w work best with my new car tire rear.......


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