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Re: Anybody recommend a vehicle Tracker

Postby PeterPan » 27 Oct 2015, 21:08

mbrST1100 wrote:
PeterPan wrote:Today I received the unit to permanently connect it to the bike which I might do today.

... and then you can claim in fearful/conspiratorial tone: ...Skynet has found us!!... ;)


I will have to remember to Email then my details.


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Re: Anybody recommend a vehicle Tracker

Postby PeterPan » 28 Nov 2015, 18:20

Seems as if the device has totally flattened my battery.

My battery today is flatter than flat. I last rode my bike back from Scotland on the 3rd November.


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Re: Anybody recommend a vehicle Tracker

Postby Critters » 28 Nov 2015, 18:22

PeterPan wrote:Seems as if the device has totally flattened my battery.

My battery today is flatter than flat. I last rode my bike back from Scotland on the 3rd November.


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Well that answers one of my questions, I suppose it will be ok for a few nights when away from my optimate.
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Re: Anybody recommend a vehicle Tracker

Postby Andi Archer » 28 Nov 2015, 18:35

PeterPan wrote:Seems as if the device has totally flattened my battery.

My battery today is flatter than flat. I last rode my bike back from Scotland on the 3rd November.

Id suggest you install it on a relay so its only fed when the ignition is on Peter
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Re: Anybody recommend a vehicle Tracker

Postby PeterPan » 28 Nov 2015, 18:41

Andi Archer wrote:
PeterPan wrote:Seems as if the device has totally flattened my battery.

My battery today is flatter than flat. I last rode my bike back from Scotland on the 3rd November.

Id suggest you install it on a relay so its only fed when the ignition is on Peter


Rather defeats the object I feel.


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Postby Critters » 28 Nov 2015, 19:25

PeterPan wrote:
Andi Archer wrote:
PeterPan wrote:Seems as if the device has totally flattened my battery.

My battery today is flatter than flat. I last rode my bike back from Scotland on the 3rd November.

Id suggest you install it on a relay so its only fed when the ignition is on Peter


Rather defeats the object I feel.


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I have to agree with you Peter, this device to me is for when I am away from my house and my bike is parked where it could be stolen, I suppose if it doesn't drain the battery completely overnight it would be fine for me. I wonder what the current drain is for the device, does it say in any of the instructions/installation guide?
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Postby PeterPan » 29 Nov 2015, 14:30

There's no info regarding battery drain. But when I left it fully charged, in the house, it lasted nearly three days.
It have just had a cold snap so that might effect the life of both batteries. But three weeks to flat just doesn't seem very long.


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Re: Anybody recommend a vehicle Tracker

Postby Critters » 29 Nov 2015, 14:41

PeterPan wrote:There's no info regarding battery drain. But when I left it fully charged, in the house, it lasted nearly three days.
It have just had a cold snap so that might effect the life of both batteries. But three weeks to flat just doesn't seem very long.


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So Peter are you saying the bike battery was flat or the internal battery in the device?
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Postby PeterPan » 29 Nov 2015, 17:36

Both batteries. Sadly. My Optimate charger will not charge it.

Got a bit distracted by the Davis Cup today. So will check out properly tomorrow


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Re: Anybody recommend a vehicle Tracker

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 30 Nov 2015, 12:19

The ST1300 is known for being a bit 'under-batteried'. Can the tracker unit be tweaked to reduce the number of times it checks/transmits its location do you think? Might help eke-out the power a bit.
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