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    Confused tough solar 530 - battery

    hello .

    i finally got my gshock today
    solar battery is on MEDIUM

    after i put it mote then 40 minutes in direct sun it still didnt move "up"

    maybe i didnt understand whats written here?
    http://world.casio.com/wat/support/e.../battery/#2689
    will it ever go to "high"?

    mine is model 2688

    a question to the solar owners- how long it took you ?

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    Re: tough solar 530 - battery

    40 minutes isn't long at all. I would try leaving it for longer.
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    Re: tough solar 530 - battery

    its really hot here (35 cel) - with dry direct sun (if it helps someone )

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    Re: tough solar 530 - battery

    Quote Originally Posted by tch thbh tbh View Post
    hello .

    i finally got my gshock today
    solar battery is on MEDIUM

    after i put it mote then 40 minutes in direct sun it still didnt move "up"

    maybe i didnt understand whats written here?
    http://world.casio.com/wat/support/e.../battery/#2689
    will it ever go to "high"?

    mine is model 2688

    a question to the solar owners- how long it took you ?
    The chart shows that it will take 14 HOURS of charging in bright sunlight for the charge indicator to move up to "high" and then another 3 HOURS to become fully charged.

    Your 40 MINUTES of charge time is just a drop in the bucket - give it much more time

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    Re: tough solar 530 - battery

    To help with the math:

    14+3=17 hours

    17*60= 1020 minutes to fully charge.

    1020-40= 980 minutes of time in direct sunlight left to charge.

    If you're charging it inside thru a window, you have 5000 minutes of direct sunlight left to charge it. If you're charging it during a cloudy time, you have 10220 minutes left to go.

    Yes, it takes awhile. Just be patient, and leave it on a sunny window sill for a week. After the week is over, check the status again. Then, you'll be all good . And, once it's fully charged, it will likely remain that way the rest of the time you own the watch (unless you store it in the dark, and don't wear it out that often).
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    Re: tough solar 530 - battery

    Quote Originally Posted by Topher1556 View Post
    To help with the math:

    14+3=17 hours

    17*60= 1020 minutes to fully charge.

    1020-40= 980 minutes of time in direct sunlight left to charge.

    If you're charging it inside thru a window, you have 5000 minutes of direct sunlight left to charge it. If you're charging it during a cloudy time, you have 10220 minutes left to go.

    Yes, it takes awhile. Just be patient, and leave it on a sunny window sill for a week. After the week is over, check the status again. Then, you'll be all good . And, once it's fully charged, it will likely remain that way the rest of the time you own the watch (unless you store it in the dark, and don't wear it out that often).
    lol
    thanks

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    Re: tough solar 530 - battery

    Quote Originally Posted by Topher1556 View Post
    To help with the math:

    14+3=17 hours

    17*60= 1020 minutes to fully charge.

    1020-40= 980 minutes of time in direct sunlight left to charge.

    If you're charging it inside thru a window, you have 5000 minutes of direct sunlight left to charge it. If you're charging it during a cloudy time, you have 10220 minutes left to go.

    Yes, it takes awhile. Just be patient, and leave it on a sunny window sill for a week. After the week is over, check the status again. Then, you'll be all good . And, once it's fully charged, it will likely remain that way the rest of the time you own the watch (unless you store it in the dark, and don't wear it out that often).
    holy !!! thats a lot of minutes. i got a baby-g that need to be recharge. no idea u need that much sunlight time. well, time for it to go under the sunlight again.
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    Re: tough solar 530 - battery

    I would just wear it. It'll get charged eventually, unless you're in Winter right now, or you live in a place that gets 1 day of sun a year.

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    Re: tough solar 530 - battery

    Quote Originally Posted by tch thbh tbh View Post
    lol
    thanks
    Glad you saw the humor in the post. Sometimes, I wonder if the humor translates well via text .

    TTT, I agree. Unless it's low enough to disable some functions, just wear it, and it will eventually fill up...like we need a reason to wear a G .
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    Re: tough solar 530 - battery

    Quote Originally Posted by Topher1556 View Post
    just wear it, and it will eventually fill up...like we need a reason to wear a G .
    It's not that we need a reason to wear A G. Its that we have so many G's, and others, to wear. If I put all of mine into a 1 per day rotation, I'm good for three weeks. From the looks of your list, you are good to go for about a month!
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