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Looking for recommendation on portable USB charger
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Preparing for DK200 and know that my Garmin will not last as long as I will be out there. Looking for a small, light, perhaps multifunction (flash light), mobile USB charger to take with me on ride so that I'll be able to capture and record every mile of this epic event on Strava ;)
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Re: Looking for recommendation on portable USB charger [TJ56] [ In reply to ]
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Which Garmin do you have, and how long do you plan to be out there? Basically, you need to calculate how many mAH you need from the charger to know how to size it.

Something like the 830 has over 20hrs of life with GPS, so probably won't even need a re-up. I think its battery is 3100mAH.


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Re: Looking for recommendation on portable USB charger [Titanflexr] [ In reply to ]
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Garmin 520. I did a 220 mile gravel ride last year and it started low battery warning ~150 miles. I found a really small and lightweight charger on Amazon that advertises 3350mAH. I don't know how that matches up to the 520.
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Re: Looking for recommendation on portable USB charger [TJ56] [ In reply to ]
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That should get you one full recharge....which is more than enough.

For $$$$, Garmin has a Cadillac option: https://buy.garmin.com/.../US/p/571552#devices
It's 3100mAH @ 5V.....so basically the same battery that is in the head unit.


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This one... https://smile.amazon.com/...ge?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Just plug it in from the start so you don't have to screw with it during the race. As a bonus, the screen backlight stays on when being powered by an external source, so you'll be able to see your screen if you're out there after dark.


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