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    Solar charging questions for you gurus

    I read a lot on the forum about charging the solar batteries "in the window sill".
    Have any of you, over time experienced any fading from the sun rays?

    I had my Raysman in the sill for about 5 hours and just checked on it....it's HOT B-) Is this OK? I mean you could cook on egg on this sucker.

    I tried a flourescent light last night for about 5 hours- it seemed to add only one cell on the 4 cell battery display. These suckers take a while to charge huhh?

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    Re: Solar charging questions for you gurus

    A week ago, my Black Helios arrived and their was no charge in it at all. I had to put it in the window sill just to get a display. It took a long, long time to get it to full.

    second day: one bar showing when sun went down after sitting in window sill
    second night: it went into blank screen charging mode just before morn.

    third day: two bars showing when sun went down after a day in the window sill
    third night: down to one bar by morning

    forth day: two bars by sundown sitting in windowsill
    forth night: down to one bar by morning

    fifth day: three bars by sundown sitting in windowsill
    fifth night: down to two bars by morning

    sixth day: three bars by sundown sitting in windowsill
    sixth night: two bars by morning

    seventh day: three bars by sundown
    seventh night: three bars by morning

    eighth day: three bars by sundown
    eighth night: three bars by morning


    It's pretty much charged up now and it will sit in the window for an hour in the morning and then, if not worn, will be put on top of the microwave stand in a well lit kitchen. My brazilian is fully charged and sits on the microwave stand and never comes off of full charge display. Thank god, my Black Helios is there too!!

    Once fully charged, it only needs about a half hour of sitting in a brightly lit room. About 5-10 minutes a day in the window sill to get back to full charge.....or so I've been told, but it works great for my MTG 950..it hasn't come off of full charge since it was fully charged up last summer. And it sits on the microwave stand too.

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    As far as fading is concerned, it's too early to tell for me and my froggies!!
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    Re: Solar charging questions for you gurus

    best way to charge it: wear it outside

    i don't just leave my tough solar G's under direct sunlight, but i do put them near the window, out of direct sunlight. that way, they can still get some light

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    Re: Solar charging questions for you gurus

    Quote Originally Posted by stockae92
    i don't just leave my tough solar G's under direct sunlight, but i do put them near the window, out of direct sunlight. that way, they can still get some light
    I do the same thing. Under a window sill, on a table. It's very bright, but the sun usually doesn't directly hit the watches. It works great.

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    Re: Solar charging questions for you gurus

    My only solar that may have changed co,lour a wee bit is my yellow RAYSMAN, worn HARD since 1998.

    The yellow bezelling has darkened a tad, although this is from wear and not so much from the sun.

    I never leave my solar models on a window ledge in the sun.

    All mine are left in a glass topped case in the living room with ceiling halogen downlights on for around five hours a day. All stay charged.

    All the best - OZZIE

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    Re: Solar charging questions for you gurus

    In the spring of the last year it buys my Raysman.(OLD/NEW STOCK)The bars were to zero.One week later the Raysman have a four bars. Since then it has had four bars.
    It has never failed.Never less than 4 bars.
    As it says Ozzie never is necessary to put the watch to the direct
    sun.It is not necessary.The direct sun damages the LCD.

    I love my...RAYSMAN !!!
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    Re: Solar charging questions for you gurus

    SALUDOS!!
    and so do I

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    Re: Solar charging questions for you gurus

    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE
    SALUDOS!!

    and so do I
    RAYSMANOZZIE !!!
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