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Everything posted by rsrocket1

  1. I think if you simply use it to enter coordinates, then go to them, this unit should be fine. It seems plenty sensitive and accurate for that purpose. At $60, it's a decent price for a receiver. Its just that most experienced users want a lot more and the original list price and advertising implied that you were getting a more modern GPS with lots more features. Hope your experience is good with this. Have fun finding caches.
  2. You could see if there is a way to specify that they ship the product via surface shipping only (truck, rail, ship). But by the time you get all that arranged, it may be cheaper to buy the stuff that is already in europe even though it started out as being much more expensive.
  3. Wal mart has the etrex H for $77. Can't beat that: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=6015179 bare bones features, but its new in the box with a warranty.
  4. FYI The GPS 300 is not an eXplorist 300. It is an 8+ year old mostly text only gps. I know because I have one. Anyway, I think the unit was already sold according to the other thread: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=230434
  5. You could use a wall charger with a USB jack as the above poster said, or you could get a wall plug to cigarette lighter adapter like this: http://www.amazon.com/SEM-AC-DC-Wall-Plug-...r/dp/B000EG8RIM $0.64 + about $2.98 shipping, claims to be rated for 1 amp, but read reviews before you buy this one http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2705 $3.36 with free shipping, good for 1/2 Amp I've had good luck with Dealextreme, but they can take anywhere from 1-6 weeks to deliver. http://www.eforcity.com/dothacdcad01.html $3.99 with free shipping, no Amp rating You probably need less than 1/2 Amp to run/charge your eXplorist, but you could use the adapter to run other devices that have a cigarette lighter plug and the more amps the adapter is rated for, the better.
  6. Not a recommendation or endorsement but: simply do an ebay search for "magellan explorist 500 battery charger" Lots of dealers selling for less than $20 for 2 batteries and a charger. If you get a charger with the USB receptacle on it, you can use the data cable to charge the battery without removing it from the unit. Secondly, stay away from the AAA holder unless you need it for an absolute emergency. With Alkalines, it might last 5 hours on the lowest backlight setting, much less on rechargeables and much less at a brigher more readable backlight setting. The battery pack is rated for 14 hours on low and is quite a bit less on high, but still at least double that of AAA's.
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