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    Quarq Battery Life

    So how long everyone's Quarq batteries usually last? Mine wouldn't wake up Tues night and once I replaced the battery the Garmin instantly found it. I know I ride a lot but the last time I replaced it was sometime in mid-March and before it was the battery that came with it when I bought it in November. Just seems a little excessive to be going through them every 4 months when they should last 6?
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    My current battery was installed last August. I will replace mine in the next couple of weeks as preventive maintenance. My battery before that lasted almost a year as well. I put approximately 6,000 miles on the crankset a year.
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    3-4 months. also make sure you use Energizer as opposed to any other brand

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    My wife got about a year out of hers, but she didn't get much riding in over the winter.

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    Mine was still fine after about 8K miles, but when I changed it as a preventative measure, I started having problems. Turns out the contacts underneath the battery can compress. Customer service had me pry them back up a bit, and it has been golden since then. Those of you experiencing shorter battery life should check that out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
    My wife got about a year out of hers, but she didn't get much riding in over the winter.
    you guys don't have winters. Should tell her to htfu and "honor" her state champ's jersey by riding in the winter

    but yes, the cold does drain batteries, also highly recommend the wahoo sensor if you have an ipod/phone/touch. whenver the battery level drops below 3V, the readings will start to be off and it's time to change things. i once hit 1000W by doing 9mph on a 4% hill when the battery was at 2.95V.

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    When I was riding 16 hours a week, 4 months seemed about right. Now I expect my battery to last two years.
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    Hey, it could be worse. You could have to send them into the factory to have the battery replaced or something. Who would do that?
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    My quarq still manages to make it's way back to the factory in a regularly scheduled manner..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
    When I was riding 16 hours a week, 4 months seemed about right. Now I expect my battery to last two years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creatre View Post
    Hey, it could be worse. You could have to send them into the factory to have the battery replaced or something. Who would do that?
    +1 on that. Although I'd probably use the instructions on how to hack your SRM on the internet
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    Dude, you'd drope me in a heart beat. Plus I'm not sure how much time I'll have with the new job, I've accepted that I may just be a weekend warrior and keeping my weekday workouts to things I can do in an hour or less (stadiums, running). When do you come back? We need to get caught up..
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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    you guys don't have winters. Should tell her to htfu and "honor" her state champ's jersey by riding in the winter

    but yes, the cold does drain batteries, also highly recommend the wahoo sensor if you have an ipod/phone/touch. whenver the battery level drops below 3V, the readings will start to be off and it's time to change things. i once hit 1000W by doing 9mph on a 4% hill when the battery was at 2.95V.
    Do you use the wahoo sensor while riding or just indoors? The only reason i've seen for a wahoo adapter is to use quarq's tool to calibrate your crank. Is there other stuff you can use it for?

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    battery level. i always bring a spare battery and the wahoo on long rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    battery level. i always bring a spare battery and the wahoo on long rides
    Really? You one of those guys who thinks that if you don't have data - it didn't happen?


    I have replaced the batteries once. 3rd season on the same unit. Road and cross.

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