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Old 10-22-2012, 07:22 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Fire Escape View Post
I have been keeping disposable Lithiums in my GPSs for a few years now. It's been a long time since I read the manual but I thought that it said that in the case of rechargeables, they would not charge in the device and would have to be charged in a 'real' charger. That made me think that there were diodes at work keeping the batteries from being charged if left in place but that is all conjecture at this point.
You got that right. Garmin handhelds do not recharge batteries when plugged into a power source except of course the Montana with its Garmin Lithium battery. The Montana can also be used on AAs, but will not charge them even if they're rechargeable.
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