1. Truckersheldan

    Truckersheldan Bobtail Member

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    Have a question. The other day went to use my TND740 and nothing. Wouldn’t turn on. First time I’ve had any problem. Only about 7 months old. Retired and don’t drive as much now so I’ll have times when I may go a few days off the road so I take the GPS with me and set aside till next time. I did plug it in to electric outlet and it did charge up and turned on. Contacted Rand and they told me it should have power to it at all times. I would think when I hook it up in the truck it would charge. Anybody else have this problem? Should I leave it plugged in at all times even when at home? If this is so I’m surprised the battery died even though I wasn’t using it. Thanks.
     
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  3. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    Power all the time? Seems silly... what portably tech device in the last 30 years needEd power 24/7? Even full computers can sit powered down and will wake up once turned on...

    I seriously question the idea that it needs power 24/7... I’ve left mine in my truck, powered down, and returned to its batteries being dead and it still works... {knock on wood}
     
  4. Timin770

    Timin770 Heavy Load Member

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    How many days was it away from power on this particular occasion?

    I also think that their advice of 24/7 charging is bologna
     
  5. Truckersheldan

    Truckersheldan Bobtail Member

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    Probably about a week. Never had the problem before. Makes me wonder if I hit the power button when I put it away.
     
  6. Timin770

    Timin770 Heavy Load Member

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    I was just curious. I don't have that make or model.
     
  7. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    In my mind, it shouldn’t matter... I’ve had mine completely dead and batteries drained and once the battery was charged up enough, it powered right up.
     
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