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I dont know what happens but the Protrek usually goes from High to Medium, even if I dont use the sensors a lot...what's going on then? maybe the Sensors are working full time?:roll: help! :)
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How much EL Light are you using? The barometric sensor is constantly in use every 2 hours or so, but it does not use significant amount of battery.
 

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How much EL Light are you using? The barometric sensor is constantly in use every 2 hours or so, but it does not use significant amount of battery.
I am not using the El Light a lot...today I took a walk and I charged the Protrek during 5 minutes exposing it to the solar rays...and it's on High again maybe it needed the solar light and not the fluorescent one:)
 

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I am not using the El Light a lot...today I took a walk and I charged the Protrek during 5 minutes exposing it to the solar rays...and it's on High again maybe it needed the solar light and not the fluorescent one:)
well, 5 minutes is not very long to charge the solar battery. I would suggest to put the watch on a windowsill turned to south and just leave it there for one or two days. I use my EL, compass and thermometer quite often but since I fully charged it once this year in april or may (!!!), the battery indicator has never changed from high to medium.

but since the charching scale is cut into three positions only (low, mid, high) it is possible that the battery charge can only reach 66%, even when it shows "high".

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well, 5 minutes is not very long to charge the solar battery. I would suggest to put the watch on a windowsill turned to south and just leave it there for one or two days. I use my EL, compass and thermometer quite often but since I fully charged it once this year in april or may (!!!), the battery indicator has never changed from high to medium.

but since the charching scale is cut into three positions only (low, mid, high) it is possible that the battery charge can only reach 66%, even when it shows "high".

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Thanks, then Ill do what you told me;-)
 

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I dont know what happens but the Protrek usually goes from High to Medium, even if I dont use the sensors a lot...what's going on then? maybe the Sensors are working full time?:roll: help! :)
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Sounds like a BAD cell not holding a charge !! OR your not giving it enough light if its solar !!! my 2 cents :-!
 

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Sounds like a BAD cell not holding a charge !! OR your not giving it enough light if its solar !!! my 2 cents :-!
The cell is perfect, it's a nice watch I think it has not enough charge since I spend most of the time at home, but at this moment it's showing "High"
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Hello Batman,
I think the question you raised has had a similiar topic before. I think Sjors with his Chemistry back ground explained it better. Basically, the batteries have materials inside which are not like light switches.;-) What that means is, when you charge and then stop chargeing (causing "movement" within the battery) things inside will take a while to adjust. So you might see "high" on the indicator for a while, then it settles down to med.

A similiar effect occurs when I charge my walkman/mobile phone/mp3 player etc.. Initially after unplugging from the charger, I get a full indication. Then when I play some music/adjust functions the level drops.
After additional charging, then it can return and stay at full charge for the usual period of time (idicating a true full charge).

It sounds like a similiar thing with your protrek.|>
 

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Hello Batman,
I think the question you raised has had a similiar topic before. I think Sjors with his Chemistry back ground explained it better. Basically, the batteries have materials inside which are not like light switches.;-) What that means is, when you charge and then stop chargeing (causing "movement" within the battery) things inside will take a while to adjust. So you might see "high" on the indicator for a while, then it settles down to med.

A similiar effect occurs when I charge my walkman/mobile phone/mp3 player etc.. Initially after unplugging from the charger, I get a full indication. Then when I play some music/adjust functions the level drops.
After additional charging, then it can return and stay at full charge for the usual period of time (idicating a true full charge).

It sounds like a similiar thing with your protrek.|>
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Hello Batman,
I think the question you raised has had a similiar topic before. I think Sjors with his Chemistry back ground explained it better. Basically, the batteries have materials inside which are not like light switches.;-) What that means is, when you charge and then stop chargeing (causing "movement" within the battery) things inside will take a while to adjust. So you might see "high" on the indicator for a while, then it settles down to med.

A similiar effect occurs when I charge my walkman/mobile phone/mp3 player etc.. Initially after unplugging from the charger, I get a full indication. Then when I play some music/adjust functions the level drops.
After additional charging, then it can return and stay at full charge for the usual period of time (idicating a true full charge).

It sounds like a similiar thing with your protrek.|>
Manual for the G-Shock I have says the same thing (minus the little things moving around in the rechargeable cell bit; they don't get into details as to why this is so):



Michael
 
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