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Old 28 July 2011, 17:06   #11
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Old 29 July 2011, 03:24   #12
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Hi,

Surely in this installation, it needs to be plugged into the charger 24/7??

Is this a malfunction or a limitation??

I can't see how it could be used with this limitation??

Am I missing something?

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Old 29 July 2011, 04:09   #13
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Hi,

Surely in this installation, it needs to be plugged into the charger 24/7??

Is this a malfunction or a limitation??

I can't see how it could be used with this limitation??

Am I missing something?

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Hi Tony, I think it's a malfunction of the hardwired charger. The tracker itself has an internal rechargeable battery which runs the unit for about 3 days. If I plug the tracker into its own mains charger & leave it on the kitchen windowsill with decent GPS & phone reception it's fine. If I put the tracker in the boat under the barn with poor gps & phone reception, it still works. However, if I plug it into the hardwired charger (on the boat) it stops respoding after about 6 hours & the LED says that it has no SIM card fitted, If I reboot the tracker & unplug the hardwire charger, it starts to work. I'm leaning towards a dodgy charger, which I bought from a 3rd party.
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Old 29 July 2011, 04:20   #14
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Hi,

Surely in this installation, it needs to be plugged into the charger 24/7??

Is this a malfunction or a limitation??

I can't see how it could be used with this limitation??

Am I missing something?

Thanks.

Mine has been running for 5 months off the boats main battery . No noticable effect on the main battery, but the hardwired supply can come unplugged after some ' exciting boating'......

Generally if doesn't respond , I panic , jump in the car to find the plug 1/8 inch out of the unit ....of course its 3 days after I used it as thats how long the internal battery lasts!
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Old 29 July 2011, 05:41   #15
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Mine has been running for 5 months off the boats main battery . No noticable effect on the main battery, but the hardwired supply can come unplugged after some ' exciting boating'......

Generally if doesn't respond , I panic , jump in the car to find the plug 1/8 inch out of the unit ....of course its 3 days after I used it as thats how long the internal battery lasts!
where did you get your hardwire kit from?
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Old 29 July 2011, 06:24   #16
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Yes, it does sound like a charger issue.

We are all being a bit unfair here and waiting for you to sort your out so we don't have the bother!

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Perhaps they've stopped selling them now but my charger came direct fron Xenun with the tracker.
To avoid the charging plug coming out if the going gets lumpy I've bluetacked the usb connector to the tracker body. Still there after nearly two years :-)
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Old 29 July 2011, 12:55   #18
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where did you get your hardwire kit from?
Direct from Xenon when I got the tracker. The areas police I do think do a good job. 1st rate in fact when I was a 'victim' of marine crime .
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