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Charging battery unit turns off as soon as I shut down car and takes a very long time to find sateilites

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I have the same issue. I did a diagnostics and found an error code that says "Abnormal Powerdown". Im trying to charge it via my USB right now, but it hasnt held a charge and its been charging since 4pm (7hrs). Im having the same symptoms as you, and am told that when the battery is dead, other things dont work, even when plugged in. Its worth a shot. If not, you can get a new c330 for 120 on the net.

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Even though it may show fully charged, and even test as fully charged, it may no longer have the capacity to deliver it for any sustained period.

If you think of a comparison between a 12V car battery, and a 12V alarm battery. Both show full charge, and the same output voltage, the difference is the available plate area. This is reduced due to degredation, and will no longer provide the same output.

Hope this helps.

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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