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    Tough solar charging

    Hi gshockers... One question regarding charging of tough solar gshocks. My Rising Red Mudman battery is in M level ever since i got them and i have been exposing it together with fellow Rangeman n The King (they are both H level btw) for 3 days now. Maybe about 4-5 hours each day but still it is in M level. The question is how long usually it takes to fully charge them? I did checked out the manual for the model but not really understand the table shown lol. Thanks in advance :D
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    Re: Tough solar charging

    I experienced a similar problem with my mudman (G9300-1dr). I exposed it to fluorescent light for several days and it still didn't reach H. Then I tried it to expose on the sunlight everytime I go to lunch and it reached H.

    Exposing it to sunlight is still the best charging method compare to exposing it to the window. If you've activated the auto EL function, turn it off because it drains the battery too fast. From H to M just overnight.

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    Nothing beats direct sunlight in my experience.
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    Re: Tough solar charging

    Thanks for the info, really appreciate it. But won't exposing it to direct sunlight cause discoloration?

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    just wear it outside on sunny days, i've learned that exposing them at the window it's a very inefficent way to charge them (maybe the glass act like a shield who knows).
    beside that, don't use the auto EL, do not play with it too much, just look at the time to save battery lol, that's why i pretty hate solars

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    Re: Tough solar charging

    I find that placing or wearing them outside in the shade or even on a cloudy day will have solars up to H in a few hours. I don't like to leave them in the window as it can get really hot (I've heard of people putting them in a glass of water in the window but this seems a bit ott to me). Just wear the watches outside as intended!

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    I have a few frogs that do the same thing. I wouldn't worry unless they drop to low shortly after charging. Even then I think all functions should be working.

    If you're like me, though, I'm OCD about things like that and would rather it be full charge after charging.

    Edit: I completely misread your post. Your watches aren't reaching full charge at all?

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    Re: Tough solar charging

    Ok thanks all for the input. To sum it up, place or wear in direct sunlight = good. Just exposing through window = not so good :D

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    You have to be aware that is doesn't need much to get from empty to Low... it takes a bit longer to get from Low to Medium. And it takes long time to get from Medium to High. When it will reach H, you have to charge it more, so it gets enough of light, it may jump back to M.

    When I got my solar 5500, it arrived on M and it took it 2 weeks of cloudy November weather to get to H, I thought it will never happen. It takes time, that's all...
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    Re: Tough solar charging

    Quote Originally Posted by ZuL11 View Post
    Ok thanks all for the input. To sum it up, place or wear in direct sunlight = good. Just exposing through window = not so good :D
    Exactly -- and to expand on that, here's the GW-9300 "charging chart" the way I think Casio should have explained it:

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    In direct sunlight, it will take (on average) 2+16+5 or 23 hours to go from "almost dead" to "fully charged."

    In sunlight through a window, it will take 6+79+21 or 106 hours to go from "almost dead" to "fully charged"

    Cloudy light through a window will take 12+159+43 or 214 hours to go from "almost dead" to "fully charged."
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