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    Solar losing charge

    I charged one of my Raysman the other day, and now it's gone in sleep mode because it lost it's charge. I'm trying to charge it again, but I think it might need a new battery?

    Has anyone had this happen, and what should I expect for Casio to charge me? Best case, worst case?

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    Re: Solar losing charge

    I've had my Raysman for about two years. When I first got it the battery was very low and it took me quite literally a full month of exposure to summertime sun to get it fully charged. Before it was fully charged the meter would go up and down. After a month of exposure to sunlight, though, it charged fully and it hasn't been off of a full four bars since.

    The Raysman can store much more electricity than the newer solar models, so the battery can take much longer to charge. Have you given it a good couple of weeks of sunlight?

    If you do need a new battery, and you don't want to DIY, I think you're in the $50 range (give or take) for a new batt., gaskets and pressure test.

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    Hi Neil,

    Franklie I have had no problems with my Raysman. Could it be a little corrosion on the battery? Eventually the battery needs to be changed, but I think even the first Raysman do not need that now already...

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    Re: Solar losing charge

    I charged it today to 3/4 strength, as I had done before, but it went blank within a week. I'll try to leave it out again, but think I'll need a new rechargeable battery.

    I always send my babies out to Casio in New Jersey. They've done a good job for me in the past.

    First time problem with a Raysman though!

    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by solar g-shocker
    I always send my babies out to Casio in New Jersey. They've done a good job for me in the past.
    Hi Neil,

    I guess that's the best option to do. Let me hear it if it turned out right.

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    Re: Solar losing charge

    Just remember that the Raysman has a fairly large solar storage capacity, as zeno pointed out.. and you will need continuous exposure to direct sunlight for quite a while, untill it reaches its peak. Sjors at one time also likened this process to filling up a swimming pool with a garden hose.... give it some time... leave it in a sunny place for about a week, and then see what happens. No sense in spending money for nothing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devori
    Sjors at one time also likened this process to filling up a swimming pool with a garden hose....
    Hi Devon,

    you have a great memory. That must be a very long time ago I wrote that. There was also a bit about equilibrium in that post I think. When charging and a short time after that the battery gives (when hardly energy is consumed) quiet a high potential, which over some time will drop to a equilibrium state. This can cause a four bar charged Touch Solar when it just reached this state to drop to the three bar stage. This specificly will happen when charging undr very light circumstances.

    I know Neil is has several Raysman, so I suspect there is more something wrong with the battery than the above stated state of battery

    Cheers,

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    Cheers,

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    Re: Solar losing charge

    sometimes right after some sun explosure, even if its showing something like 3 bars of charge, it will eventually "level off" to a level or 2 lower

    cause somethings the charge "jump up" a level or 2 with sun explosure

    so give it some time and some charge, and see if the solar cell will hold charge

    it took me quite a while to keep my G2310 at full charge, and my frogman is still at 2nd level to the full charge (given i wore the G2310 more often than the frogman). but my G5600 only needs a sunny morning outside to charge to low to full ...

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