[pct-l] Lithium batteries & Garmin GPS
Tortoise73 at charter.net
Wed Aug 16 18:59:57 CDT 2006
Well, I have two older Garmin GPS's and both have worked fine on
lithiums. Strange inconsistency. Maybe Garmin tightened the specs or ???
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Corky Corcoran wrote:
> I know from sad experience that lithium AA cells and a Garmin GPS are
> not compatible.
> Contacted Garmin about them, they said if one drains off some of the
> voltage first they should work. Did that, with some success. Then,
> as the batteries recovered, they didn't work. Unit wouldn't
> start. That happened after I was off the paper maps bailing out to
> Seiad Valley after hitting too much snow around Condrey Mt. Needed
> the GPS map to find my way to the Klamath River.
> And didn't have it. It started right up after I found my way out and
> got some alkaline batteries.
> Since lithium AA cells are nearly flat in voltage and current until
> they die, it's an "iffy" proposition at best. I learned rapidly to
> not rely upon them in my Garmin 76 CSx.
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