Battery status

CJO Registered Users Posts: 40
Prominent Wayfarer
edited December 2021 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
Can we please have a better/easier way of viewing the battery and charging status.

A proper entry in system / battery settings would be very useful


  • miketorcy
    miketorcy Posts: 3,558
    It is a feature that we have asked for a long time!
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,831

    NAV 4 & Nav5 (Wi-Fi) devices...Tap the 4Dot (.... Menu) button... On the Menu Screen top right is a battery status Icon
    Charging... Displays when Connected to a Power supply
    Full Charge... Displays when Connected or Not Connected Power supply
    Half Charge... Displays when NOT Connected Power supply
    Low Battery... Displays when NOT Connected Power supply
    One of the worst things you can do to a Lithium battery is to run it flat so at a certain percentage of discharge (Unspecified)... The device will go into 'Power Saving Mode' the screen will dull, and the device will eventually turn itself off (Not Sleep)

    There is a Battery Status display available on the devices Status Screen
    Press and hold the on/off button until you hear a drum-roll sound Continue to hold the on/off button until the Black & White Status screen is shown.....
    If you are worrying about the device charging, you might consider one of these gadgets

    Simply plug the device into the USB socket and plug your lead into the USB Doctor, the device will display the Voltage and Power being used by your various USB devices
    I have one of each type they're only peanuts to buy, search Amazon/eBay for USB Doctor


  • CJO
    CJO Registered Users Posts: 40
    Prominent Wayfarer
    I know about these BUT, the picture of the battery does not give very much/useful information and the battery status is only available if you reboot the equipment - neither are very user friendly of useable.