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New v8.302 software available for x20/x30 models, AND ????
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ever considered using the charger cable by default, keep the battery at 100% and then you will get short usage away from the power source when needed - running the device without the power cable is asking for trouble.
At the end of the day if the charger lead wasn't needed TomTom wouldn't include it in the box - Mike
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why dont they increase the power of the battery to make it last longer?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earlier models (like the 910) had fatter batters which held more juice. The Go models, in order to have a thinner profile, have thinner batteries that hold less power in them.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just noticed that a new .dll file required for "Operate my Go" to work in Home is now available for v8.302.

Just go to the page in Home and the file should be downloaded.

But I thought it was ALREADY working for this version! Stop it!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason I am worried is that the battery used to be powerful enough with 8.10 app. but now it isn't with 8.302.

The dimming screen display indicates that the device is drawing more current than the battery can supply without the battery voltage dropping excessively. For the battery voltage to drop to that extent, the current must be very high indeed.

The excess current will overload and burn out any component that is not designed to carry it.

Using the charger as a solution is only pushing even more current through the device and will do even more damage.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

navver wrote:
The dimming screen display indicates that the device is drawing more current than the battery can supply without the battery voltage dropping excessively. For the battery voltage to drop to that extent, the current must be very high indeed.
To the human eye that would appear to be the case, have you actually measured the current draw from the battery when the device pulses the backlight without the charger connected??

More probable to be a software issue rather than supply issue - try a Fluke i30 probe with ten tuns of wire through the sensor connected between the battery and the device - this way you get accurate measurements of what the current draw on the battery is, this does involve taking the device to bits though so if its under warranty don't do it - Mike
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikealder wrote:
this does involve taking the device to bits though so if its under warranty don't do it - Mike

Dammit! If I only had a Fluke i30 probe and a bit of wire I might have given this a try - I mean, what's the warranty worth anyway?

PS - Does it mean screwdrivering to do this?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No... "torx-ing" Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great - talking I can do all day!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DennisN wrote:

PS - Does it mean screwdrivering to do this?


Ask Mike Screwdriver Hands to help ...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I'm definitely not going to take it apart to see.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyVaughan wrote:
DennisN wrote:
PS - Does it mean screwdrivering to do this?
Ask Mike Screwdriver Hands to help ...
Actually, I don't have any problem with TT display. But I wonder if he could help with my wind up torch, which seems to keep going dim - I have to wind it up again. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DennisN wrote:
But I wonder if he could help with my wind up torch, which seems to keep going dim - I have to wind it up again. Evil or Very Mad


Laughing Out Loud - my wind up torch gave me an electric shock when it self destructed and I shorted out the coil inside with my hand!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyVaughan wrote:
DennisN wrote:
But I wonder if he could help with my wind up torch, which seems to keep going dim - I have to wind it up again. Evil or Very Mad

Laughing Out Loud - my wind up torch gave me an electric shock when it self destructed and I shorted out the coil inside with my hand!
Worra Numpty! Stop it! You should have tested it with a Fluke i30 probe and a bit of wire first.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have had to have gone to Blackpool to borrow it from Mike first!
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