Old 01-05-18, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by mibike View Post
There are other settings that affect battery life. Using GPS only without GLONASS is one thing that helps.
WAAS is also something that consumes a bit more power, I leave that off too. That cuts accuracy a bit, but you will still find the road intersections just fine with it off.

Originally Posted by Flounce View Post
Thanks for all the information, very helpful.

I read about Passthrough cache batteries on a website , they recommended a number of them:

Thanks for posting that link, I was unaware of it.

A quick additional note: After owning some power banks that did not have any means of telling me if they were 20 percent charged or 80 percent charged or somewhere in between, I have developed a strong preference for ones that have several different LEDs that will tell me roughly how much of a charge I have in it.

I took the photo while on a tour in Iceland, the campground owner was doing some construction and left an extension cord out overnight so I could charge some batteries. I was running power into two Brunton Ember 2800 powerbanks and from there was then running power into a total of four AA batteries in a pair of Eneloop AA battery chargers. On those Brunton powerbanks I could push a button and it would light up some LEDs and to give me a rough idea on how much power they had in them.
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