Leaving a G unrecharged

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    Leaving a G unrecharged

    I had a question regarding the solar rechargeable G's. Say that for whatever reason your G is left in the dark and forgotten about for many many months and the battery ultimately dies. Will the watch start to work again after you stick it under the sun and allow it to recharge the battery or do you have to replace the rechargeable battery entirely with a new one? Thanks guys

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    Re: Leaving a G unrecharged

    Hi,
    that depends on how long it isn't charged. When the accumulator is completely empty (a phenomena known as 'deep discharge') it can't be recharged again so it needs at least a little bit of juice (needn't be enough for the watch to still work) to stay rechargeable.

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    Re: Leaving a G unrecharged

    Well, mine has a sleep mode, when there is no light it goes into Hibernation and does not use any battery power, I can keep it in the dark and bring it out and it will still have a charge.

    If the battery is empty, just sit in a strong light source and it should charge up.
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    Re: Leaving a G unrecharged

    Quote Originally Posted by volcomtohawaii View Post
    I had a question regarding the solar rechargeable G's. Say that for whatever reason your G is left in the dark and forgotten about for many many months and the battery ultimately dies. Will the watch start to work again after you stick it under the sun and allow it to recharge the battery or do you have to replace the rechargeable battery entirely with a new one? Thanks guys
    It will probably take some time for it to charge (see the charging instructions in the manual - e.g. getting a Riseman from fully discharged to fully charged is taking about 19 hours in direct sunlight or 92 hours in sunlight behind a window or 138 hours of cloudy daylight behind a window).

    The manual says nothing about deep discharge problems from letting the watch discharge fully and keeping it this way for an extended time. However, rechargeable batteries commonly don't like that and you may end up with a reduced capacity battery after this discharge.

    The solar watches usually have a sleep mode which allows a fully charged unit to keep running for pretty impressive long times - up to 9 months - without recharging. So be sure to enable that mode.

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