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Offline r2uzenblot

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Battery Drain
« on: June 16, 2019, 03:32:24 PM »
Left my Garmin on the bike 3 weeks ago and it is live wired in (always on when in cradle). Came to the bike this morning and the battery was flat. Is this about right or do I start to worry about something else on my six month old Tiggy....?

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Re: Battery Drain
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 05:32:59 PM »
Nothing to worry about, sat nav draws current also the bike system does ie the immobiliser. Just charge the battery as normal.

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Re: Battery Drain
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 06:08:38 PM »
Battery tenders are cheap insurance against a dead battery. I am always prone to forget my Garmin so I hooked the cradle to an ignition circuit via my PDM-60 power distribution module. You can program a delayed shutdown if you want to use your gps for up to 10 minutes after shutdown.

 


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