+terratin Posted November 4, 2013 Share Posted November 4, 2013 Hi all, I know that the Oregon 450 uses quite a bit of battery power. Still I could usually cache quite long on one set of batteries. Recently it seems like the batteries (eneloops, charger tells me they are still good) drain far too quickly. We did 5 caches along a 5km cycle route yesterday. When I switched on the GPS I still had two bars. The first cache was a Chirp, so I enabled that function and searched for 5 minutes, then switched it off again. Only had 1 bar left. Before the last cache I got messages that the batteries need replacement. Btw, I exchanged them on the previous, equally short caching trip! Energy saving is on, light off, all I don't need off (chirp, Wherigo), right type of battery selected, map detail: 'less' I use the old Garmin European map I only noticed a similar large drain before when using an open street map on 'most' detail (small roads only show on 'most' detail on the zoom lvl I need for driving by car) and light on max. Will deleting unused maps bring back better battery life? What else could I do? Anyone noticed something similar? Mrs. terratin Quote Link to comment
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