Leaky GPS

Posted by Laszlo on Nov 28, 2005

I have an Etrex Legend that has lasted me years, but in the brochure it specifically says that the battery compartment is not waterproof (though the rest of the unit is supposed to be), so you won't find much help in that respect from Garmin, either.

As far as the battery life goes, there's no law that says that you have to use the internal batteries, especially on a kayak (vs. handheld) installation. It's quite possible to install a small deep cycle battery in a waterproof box in the kayak and then use the GPS' external power cord to run power to where the GPS is mounted.

Not only can the battery provide ballast, but it can run an electric pump, lights, etc.

Also, with external power, maybe that leaky battery compartment can be permanently sealed.

Anyway, just a thought,


In Response to: Magellan GPS by mike noeske on Nov 28, 2005



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