Garmin 60cs external power question

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by ozphotog, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. ozphotog

    ozphotog OZPHOTOG

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    Can anyone tell me, when my Garmin 60cs is powered by the 4pin connector, if I fit rechargeable in the the unit itself, will they get charged up by the external power adapter while using the unit to navigate etc.
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  2. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    No.The batteries have to be charged in an external charger.
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  3. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    I find the major advantage of plugging into 12 volt power is the screen backlight stays on all the time.
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  4. Dan Lorenze

    Dan Lorenze Adventurer

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    Me too... But, I do believe that with batteries you can select it to always be on also, but not practical. Lithium AA's last a long time as temporary batteries when off the bike.
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