How long will the battery last?

I have a Tom Tom Go Camper and would like to know how long it can be left on standby before the battery goes flat? I have read the 177 page on-line manual, but there is no mention of time at all, so does anyone know for sure? (assuming a fully charged and new battery).

Thanks for any help ........ Michael

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  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 14,799 Superusers
    edited August 14
    Hi
    @zpozpe

    1 Hour....
    See... https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/sat-nav/camper/products/go-camper/index.html
    Scroll Down bottom left

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  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 14,799 Superusers
    edited August 14
    Hi
    @zpozpe

    The Previous NAV4 and Latest (NAV5 WiFi) devices are quite power hungry and can go into "Power saving mode" if not supplied with enough power

    The Charger Adaptor and USB Cable supplied by Tomtom WILL run and charge the device at the same time

    Many 3rd party Mismatched Charger Adaptors won't run and charge the device at the same time
    See... It's not simply a power thing.....
    https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/comment/1182024/#Comment_1182024
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    When the device is In use they are designed to be always connected to a power supply
    The Tomtom supplied Power Adapter is rated at 5Volts 1.2Amps
    Even after you have recharged the device externally via a mains charger, when in use in the vehicle, they will still require being connected to a Tomtom supplied Power Adapter (Or a proven suitable 3rd party Power adapter)
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    (1)... Do NOT attach them to a dashboard USB port in your vehicle as they normally only supply 500mAmp (0.5Amp) and are for data transfer and not supplying power: See... Note (1) & (2)

    (2)... Using a NONE Tomtom 3rd party underpowered or a mismatched cigarette lighter charger can cause the device to go into Power Saving Mode: See... Note (1)

    (3)... On the Models with a built-in SIM, the reduction of power to the SIM can cause the dropping of the traffic info: Note (3)

    Note (1)... At an (Undisclosed) percentage of battery discharge, the device will try to save its power requirements by dimming the screen and eventually powers off the device... Devices with a built-in SIM Card may also lose Live Traffic services
    Note (2)... A dashboard USB port can also fool a NAV4 Device into entering 'Updating Mode' and display the Connected to your Computer splash screen
    Note (3)... I tried connecting my Tomtom GO 6200 to my Cars USB port, checked the connection status it reports 'Connected over USB' --> 'GPRS (SIM) Disconnected'

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  • zpozpezpozpe Posts: 10 [Apprentice Traveler]
    I know that the battery will last for 1 hour when the Tom Tom Go Camper is turned on and disconnected from the power supply, but what I would like to know is how long it will last when the Tom Tom is in standby mode (the screen blank). Sorry if this was not clear.
  • zpozpezpozpe Posts: 10 [Apprentice Traveler]
    Thank you YamFazMan.

    Best wishes .............. Michael
  • zpozpezpozpe Posts: 10 [Apprentice Traveler]
    YamFazMan wrote: »
    Were you're using Sleep Mode (Device in regular use)
    The device is ticking over in the background)

    YamFazMan

    This is the question I was (very badly trying) to ask. How long will the battery last under the condition of, "Sleep Mode". The device is 'ticking over', but how long will it last (ticking over) before going flat?

    At what point is it worth while turning the unit fully off when it is not going to be used for some time (a day, a week, longer)?

    My Go Camper is used a lot to get to somewhere where we are going to stay, but it might then not be needed for 2 weeks. What is the best practice, turn it fully off, or leave it in Sleep Mode?

  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 14,799 Superusers
    edited August 14
    Hi

    In my experience anything longer than 2 maybe 3 days (Max)

    Anything longer... Press & hold the On/Off button until the Sleep Window opens --> Select Turn Off

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  • zpozpezpozpe Posts: 10 [Apprentice Traveler]
    YamFazMan, many thanks for your help. There does not seem to be any advice in the instructions as to when the unit should be fully powered down as opposed to being left in Sleep Mode.

    I will follow your suggestion of 2 full days as a guide whenever possible.
  • bigbig Posts: 1,552 Superuser
    In my experience it easily lasts 2 WEEKS in standby mode, not 2 days.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 14,799 Superusers
    edited August 14
    Hi

    My Rider 400 & 550 Battery's last well the GO 6200 & GO Premier (New) are in daily use
    I'll check the rest, but I'm doubtful if I'll see 2weeks ???

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  • zpozpezpozpe Posts: 10 [Apprentice Traveler]
    I am away in my Motorhome from the end of August to the start of November and will keep a record of use.

    I will report back here on my return.
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