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    Posted: 12 Aug 22 at 5:58pm
Thanks, I will leave it in the sun and cross my fingers
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Yes, that's the right battery. It's rated at 3v. I'd think that 2.8v should show sokme life.

But if you're solar panel is only producing 1.8v then you won't get it charged. However, that reading may depend on your multimeter input impedance - it's not going to produce a lot of current.

I'm sorry I can't really help much further - except I think the last time I put in a new battery I left on a window sill for a couple of days in the sun - perhaps try charging longer?
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Thanks. The new battery is a ML2430.

The battery is currently 2.81v, is that enough to power the compass?


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Do you have the battery model number? There are rechargeable and non rechargeable versions that look the same, apart from model code.
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I got what I believe is the correct battery from someone on here years ago and got a friend who knows electronics to replace my battery, however when reassembled the battery doesnt seem to take charge. The compass turns on in sunlight and says 'bat 200' and I can leave it in the sun for hours and when I walk over to it and the solar panel is in the shade from my body it turns off. Any idea what I did wrong? Thanks

EDIT: I have taken it apart myself, when using a multimeter between the places where the battery is soldered on the bottom it reads 2.81volts. A multimeter on the points either side of the solar panel reads 0v when the solar panel is covered to 1.8v when uncovered on the window sill.


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Well I was shocked when I looked at getting another one now both kids are using compasses in 29ers. Price had probably tripled since I bought my first before Raymarine took over the product. Still showing 180 hours after probably 17 years!

But I got one on Black Friday for £200 - that felt reasonable!
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LOL LOL LOL A satnav would last 30 secs on a dinghy... if that! Economies of scale satnavs probably sell hundreds of thousands a year. Micro Compasses probably Thousands. 


I still stand by my comment of being reasonable. A 10 year old sanav would be useless now. There is nothing else I would use on a boat for 10 years. Sails £600 min -1 year, 2 if looked after well for championships. Wetsuits £150 - 2, maybe 3 years. Ropes - cheap but 2/3 years.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paramedic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 22 at 12:17pm
Originally posted by Fatboi



I think the Micro Compass is a great product and reasonably priced. 

Its not even half a satnav.

I can buy a satnav for £50.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fatboi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 22 at 10:14am
Originally posted by eric_c

Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

Raymarine went above and beyond to solve problem I had with my Tacktick.  Thumbs Up


Having gone above and beyond to charge you £300-odd for a product with a problem in the first place?

Someone is salty!! 

I think the Micro Compass is a great product and reasonably priced. Mine is the old white one, so 10+ years old and still works...! How many other boat products have I got that old that I would still use... NONE.

Could pay even more for a Velocotek with less functionality! 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jan 22 at 6:00pm
Not really, I bought mine used for well under half that... And I don't think damage sustained falling off a car at 40mph could possibly be consider a manufacturing defect  Cry



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