nuvi 855 battery - amazing.

 

I bought my nuvi 855 as a factory refurb in 2010. Later that year I bought a spare battery for it on eBay (they are no longer available, but were readily available at that time). I always carried the spare in the nuvi case. To keep the two batteries both fully charged, every few days I would swap between the two for normal daily use of my 855.

Well, in 2013 during a vacation trip to CO, I went to swap batteries, but the spare was not in the case. It had apparently fallen out somewhere. I assumed it was gone forever. The lost battery was the original one that came with the nuvi and I have been using the one I bought on eBay ever since.

Today I was looking for something under my car seat and guess what I found stuck up in the seat rail? I figured after sitting on the car floor for almost 4 years it was shot, but decided to try to charge it up before throwing it out. I stuck it in my 855 and before I could plug in the USB cable, to my surprise the 855 powered up with 4 full bars! Amazing for a 8 year old battery that has been dormant without being on a charger for 4 years!

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

very impressive indeed

Very impressive indeed. The battery in my good old 260 definitely does not have that kind of stamina. smile

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I still have the original battery for my 855 as well as the spare that I had purchased directly from Garmin maybe a year after I first got the unit. Both batteries still work although I haven't actually used the GPS itself for years.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

Great story... and Decent

Great story... and Decent life for that battery!

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Battery Longevity

My OLD Nuvi 660 I still have as a backup is still has the original battery and continues to hold a full charge. Occasionally I charge it on my wall charger. I haven't charged it for about a month now but I checked it out this morning and still displays a full charge so there was no need to charge it.

I checked the Garmin site and saw the following information:
Product name: nüvi® 660
Serial number: xxxxx
Unit Id: xxxxxxxxxx
Dealer/Retailer: circuit city
Date Purchased: Nov 6, 2006

For a battery that's over 10 years old is remarkable. They just don't make them like that anymore.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units