Garmin charging batteries?

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 20:18
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Hi,

I have a Garmin GPS60 - rocking little unit. I cant seem to find an answer to my question of, when I have the GPS plugged in to the 12v, will it re-charge the two AA batteries? There is a setting in the GPS to tell it what kind of batteries are being used (alkaline / NIMH) , not sure if this is so it knows whether to charge them or not.

If it means I dont have to take spare batteries on a trip its one less thing to cart around!

Cheers,

Glenn.
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Reply By: hl - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 20:57

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 20:57
It does not charge batteries.

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Reply By: drogger - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 23:16

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 23:16
It does not charge batteries

I think the setting is used by the unit to calibrate how it determines how much charge the batteries have. Alkaline batteries have voltage of 1.5 v, NiCd's and NiMh's have voltage of 1.2 v. If - for instance - you told it you had alkaline batteries and put in a fully charged NiMh - it would tell you that the batteries would be getting flat.

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 17:54

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 17:54
when its plugged into the 12v it doesnt drain the batteries either, just take a few spoare sets, thats what i do with my 60cs
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