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    solar battery doesn't charge

    My 1 day old Frogman GW200MS doesn't charge.
    Battery indicator was 3 bars in the morning but no improvement after amost 8 hours in office lighting.
    Now left 2 bars.
    Is there a problem to the solar battery?

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    Re: solar battery doesn't charge

    Quote Originally Posted by TheEden View Post
    My 1 day old Frogman GW200MS doesn't charge.
    Battery indicator was 3 bars in the morning but no improvement after amost 8 hours in office lighting.
    Now left 2 bars.
    Is there a problem to the solar battery?
    Office lighting will take HUNDREDS of HOURS to show an increase in charge.

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    Re: solar battery doesn't charge

    Your frog needs to bast in the sun. Set it by the window or find a good spot and let it sit on direct sun light for about half hour. It will be fully charged.

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    Re: solar battery doesn't charge

    Office lighting sucketh. I have a three tree CFL lamp at home and I just hang mine off the center post and angle one of the lights towards it.

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    Re: solar battery doesn't charge

    Just a note...it will take a lot longer than 1/2 an hour to charge the watch.

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    Re: solar battery doesn't charge

    thanks to all the advice. 4hours under tungsten lamp also no use. Then next morning put under the sun, 20mins full charge.....
    they dont call is Solar for nothing

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    Re: solar battery doesn't charge

    Also, remember that 'full' is unlikely to mean full after twenty minutes. It has merely reached 66% plus. It may drop back to 'M' from time to time. Absolute full charge can take a week or two. Once achieved, the watch is unlikely to drop back to 'M' unless the functions are used extensively.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: solar battery doesn't charge

    Hello, welcome to the long wait, window sill and daylight battery charge world, as Tribe said could take a long time time, however well worth the wait when you get the H / 3 Bar charge for good and it remains, cheers !!!

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    Re: solar battery doesn't charge

    I charge my boys once a month for 6 hours under the sun (shielded by sheer curtains and uv tinted windows) amd has never gone below full.

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