GPS - exposed contacts
Posted by: dkbiby on Apr-28-10 9:48 AM (EST)
I want to reiterate Tom's statement about exposed contacts on waterproof units.
I have a Garmin Rino 520 with exposed recharging contacts. Perhaps this unit is waterproof in Garmin's Kansan freshwater lake, but it is NOT waterproof in coastal waters. Splashing the unit with seawater (a conductor) causes a short across the charging contacts.
The best that Garmin would offer when I contacted them was a replacement battery and the suggestion that I use a waterproof bag for my WATERPROOF Garmin Rino.
Not a happy Garmin user.
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