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    Garmin GPS battery issues

    Checking to see if anyone else is having the battery issues with their Garmin GPS's that I have seen. Over the past 3 years, my Oregon 650 died (AA batteries), my uncle's Montana unit died (battery pack, I believe), and now his Rino 755 battery pack is dead in the water. My uncle's entire Montana unit was ruined by the battery acid. I'm really questioning Garmin at this point as I thought they were a quality company. Has anyone else had battery issues with your Garmins?

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    I am not familiar with those modes specifically but my Garmin 64sc needs the expensive lithium batteries or it will go through the standard AA batteries in a matter of a few hours.

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    My battery pack died after about 3 years. I send Bowrunner's comments that you must then run the more expensive lithium batteries for good operation.

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    I use 2 rechargeable battery packs in my Montana with no issues but i also understand that they don't live forever. Constant charging will ruin them over time just like any battery pack.

    If a bad battery ruined your gps, take a picture of the unit and batteries, email it to the company, and the battery company should replace the unit.
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    I have an Oregon 600 that uses AA batteries (2). I run both Alkaline & Lithium and have had no issues.
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    Annoying how many they go through. Mine goes dead pretty regularly so I always bring at least one extra set with me.

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    If using any battery other than a factory battery pack I would pull the batteries when it isn't being used. I have seen a lot of equipment either ruined or almost ruined by leaving batteries in them that have leaked. I learned that at a very young age on one of my first flashlights.
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    Lately I have had many battery leaks,both AA and D cell.Always remove batteries from my GPS.

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    My Oregon 600 used to eat aa batteries until I went to rechargeable batteries. I know they'll eat batteries if you leave it on.

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    Garmin 62sc, I run rechargeable and standard AA. It uses batteries up under use but never burns em up. Never had batts leak either. Of course I always carry 4 AA extras in my pack to be safe....

 

 
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