External battery/portable charger options for Garmin

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BRM
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by BRM

colster wrote:Have owned a Garmin Edge 1000 for about 3 years now, and the battery life aint what it once was.


You can order a battery replacement kit for around 30 usd
There are extensive how to's on you tube
here is one >
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9RqR-1t52E

DDX
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by DDX

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/produc ... -powerpack
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gopro mount so you can connect it with the k-edge mount
still need to find a shop selling the batterypack (and not the complete light kit)

DutchMountains
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by DutchMountains

Never let it go as far as 10%, but I would expect about 8 - 9 hours of use. This is while following a course, recording interval set to 1s and recording HR, power, cadence/speed and Di2 gears. Have disabled the buddy settings, but keep it connected to my phone.

Finist
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by Finist

Look at these several options https://www.bestadvisers.co.uk//solar-chargers, personally, I like the backpack - it's quite convenient, but then you'll have to use a long cord. There is still a very cool project on kickstart, but I do not know how you could fix it and need a flashlight) But it's very small and powerful. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/luminaid/ultralight-phone-charger-luminaid-solar-inflatable?utm_campaign=7pzrc1j5&utm_content=link&utm_medium=redirect&utm_source=kickbooster

ross
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by ross

Disable bluetooth and screen backlight as already mentioned

ffskier
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by ffskier

Best way is to use a "Charge Only Cable" (non-Garmin) with an external battery. Otherwise, the Garmin will keep trying to import data. Reduce brightness and if your Garmin has a Power Save mode use it. I routinely do 15 to 20 hour rides and have found the techinques above work most of the time.

ffskier
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by ffskier

Best way is to use a "Charge Only Cable" (non-Garmin) with an external battery. Otherwise, the Garmin will keep trying to import data. Reduce brightness and if your Garmin has a Power Save mode use it. I routinely do 15 to 20 hour rides and have found the techinques above work most of the time.

2old4this
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by 2old4this

Or replace your battery...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LW ... UTF8&psc=1

As an alternative, I am thinking about drilling a small hole in the back and connecting two batteries in parallel. It should last 14+ hours.
Going nuts; I am also contemplating about removing the small speaker and putting the extra battery pack inside. That'll be a much cleaner solution at the expense of not having audible alerts...

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IrrelevantD
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by IrrelevantD

I was going to suggest a lipstick battery, similar to what JackRussellRacing was using before switching to Wahoo. I have a flashlight holder with a GoPro mount attached to a K-Edge that I was using for a light, would probably work really well with a lipstick style battery. The way I have my 1000 mounted, the battery port should be easily accessable, but YMMV.
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