Hi i have a tomtom one & was wondering how long the battery should go for before it switches off! At present i have charged it fully & 1/2 way through a two hour journey its gone dead...great when i have no maps in the car!!
Any ideas as if this is a fault i shall take it back & get a replacement.
Many thanks in advance!
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How old is it ? Rechargeable batteries will only accept approximately 1,000 charge cycles before they stop charging. As you approach this end-of-life, the charge-LIFE will also greatly decrease. Additionally, if such a device is put back on the re-charger with most of its battery-life still present, then it will tend to drain faster and faster in the future.
Usually, the battery life can (quickly) decrease if your GPS is always plugged into a power source (even when not in use). Like all such (lithium) batteries, to keep the battery healthy, it's better to charge it fully, then use / deplete it fully (while not plugged into a power source) and repeat the charge cycle. If your battery doesn't charge anymore, you'll just have to use the GPS while it is plugged in. If that is even not possible (because the device actually use the battery to power it, and not the direct current from the charger), you may want to consider replacing the battery. Or, replace your GPS.
The problem is with the battery. The battery life is down. My advice is that you purchase a new battery from a recognised store. When you have done that, before you use the phone, charge the battery fully. Also, ensure that the supply of power is steady. In addition, to sustain your battery life, once in a whlie, like every 2 months, fully discharge then fully recharge your battery. This should make it last longer.
This camera takes 2 size AA batteries, preferably the longest life batteries possible. I use re-chargeable batteries, and when they have about given up the camera does the same thing; prepares to open the lens and then switches off. I am confident that you will have success with new re-chargeable batteries, and a close attention to their charge life.
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If it will not stay charged then the battery is defective, these type of batteries have an average life of 2 years, less if they are run dead allot, more if they are left on the charger and kept fully charged between uses.
If the battery is flat or dead it will never go on until you either
charge the battery or change it. Batteries have a life of 2-3 years if used correctly. That is charged using an AC source and definitely not
starting the engine while the unit is plugged in.
1. Ensure that the battery is fully charged.
2. Try with different battery to determine whether the issue is with the battery or with the GPS device.
Sometimes when the battery is no longer functional, a charger will say it is fully charged but the camera knows it has no life. I experienced this with my Canon Powershot Pro and had to get a new one.
Batteries can lose their ability to recharge if they have been dropped, recharged too often when they were not fully discharged, or just plain reached the end of their life, as happens with most things.
However, if you are using ordinary rechargeable batteries (not proprietory ones), and you have tested them on another appliance and know they are good, then the problem must be with the camera.
What you report is very very common. It's also common with other electronic stuff with similar type batteries. I ahve a portable DVD that charges OK 100% and will run for hours after a full charge but If I( charge it , then leave it for a day , the battery has gone flat or nearly flat . Doesnt present any problem or appear to do harm to the battery as it's been like this for about 2 years now. It's just inconvenient , thats all.
My Tomtom is the same , so I did a little modification . I used a read switch ( very tiny ) and broke into the battery cable inside the tomtom and connected the 2 resulting ends to the read switch then positioned the read switch at the back of the tomtom so it would be near to the tomtom mount when affixed . I then glued a small magnet onto the tomtom mount. The result is : The battery inside the tomtom is made disconnected when the read switch opens and it opens when its taken off the mount because it needs the magnet to be closed. ie . the read switch closed when a magnet is put near it and opens when a magnet is removed ( read switch is magneticly operated ). So now my battery doesnt drain as it has no connection to it to drain through. The tomtom will only switch on when its slotted onto it's mount . good luck.
Reset the unit by pushing a bent paperclip or pin into the hole on the bottom marked 'reset' turn it back on, plug it in & charge it via USB overnight or as long as you can in the car, make sure the led on the top is green, tap the bottom right of the screen & check the battery symbol on the unit says charging underneath.
If this doesn't help.
contact them about the problem...