[GeoStL] Re: e trex power (& other) problems

  • From: "Jerome Reed" <jrcamper@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 19:14:14 -0500

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Maybe I'll try to use it in the vertical position next time.  I'll have to
look for a mount I can use on my kayak.  Thanks.  Jerome

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric & Dayna East" <lichanura@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 4:25 PM
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: e trex power (& other) problems


> -
> I've seen the same thing with my vista. I have no problems with it while
it's in it's suction
> mount on the windsheild (vertical position) but, if I lay it on the dash
it will do the same
> thing. It appears to only effect it if the screen is in direct sunlight.
>
> On another note... i've been having problems with my pointer & heading
bouncing ALL OVER THE
> PLACE while caching. Anyone else experience this?
>
> Eric
>
> Jerome Reed wrote:
>
> > -
> > Guess I need to keep it on ice!  I have e-mailed Garmin about this, I'll
> > forward their response to this list.  Jerome
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Greg Ponder" <thehairyhillbilly@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 12:43 PM
> > Subject: [GeoStL] Re: e trex power problems
> >
> > > -
> > > I keep my Legend with me at all times, which means that it's inside my
> > Jeep. I used to leave it on the console, but the summer sun would bring
the
> > GPSr to its knees. The Legend would give the same message as you
received
> > and then shut down. The display also seemed to be less vibrant. I'll
call it
> > "sunburned." Garmin's website states that both the etrex and Legend
should
> > work in temperatures up to 158 degrees Fahrenheit. I guess the sun heats
the
> > units dramatically. I now keep my Legend in the glove box, out of the
sun,
> > and I've had no problems since.
> > >
> > > Greg Ponder aka The Hairy Hillbilly
> > > Jerome Reed <jrcamper@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > -
> > > While floating the Huzzah and Courtois rivers the past two days, I
decided
> > to take my e trex Legend along to track my progress. I had it strapped
to
> > the deck of my kayak. After the day warmed up it started turning itself
off.
> > I put in fresh batteries although the ones in it were not dead and it
> > continued to do this. I decided to turn it on again and watch it while I
ate
> > lunch, then I saw it give a warning that "The external power source was
> > disconnected and it would shut off in thirty seconds." I brought it
home,
> > turned it on and it stayed on. Next day it did the same thing! The unit
was
> > never wet but was fully exposed to sunlight and was very warm (Me too!).
Has
> > anyone else had this problem? Thanks. Jerome
> > >
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