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Zumo not accepting a 12v charge

Hi john, thanks for your reply, however my unit if fully charged at the mains and then put on the bike will work until the battery goes flat, i think myself it is supposed to charge and not just maintain charge, worked fine for a while, mike

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Mike,

My friend had the same issue as you mention. Puts his Zumo 550 on his bike only to have it discharge in a few hours. He later found out the pins on his motorcycle cradle had corroded and therefore was not keeping the Zumo charged. His solution was to purchase a new motorcycle cradle at about $100.00 CDN.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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If you want to make the battery last longer, charge for the recommended time (as was the first charge), then run the battery right down before charging.

If this solves the issue, Please rate as Fixya! thanks.

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