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I have a GPSMAP 64S. I originally put in 2 alkaline batteries

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I have a GPSMAP 64S. I originally put in 2 alkaline batteries and went through the Setup>System>AA Battery Type>Alkaline routine. I have now put in a NiMH battery pack but when I go to Setup>System it does not give me the AA Battery Type option. Is there a danger of damaging the device if it thinks it has Alkaline batteries installed? If so, what should I do?
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No not at all. It just goes easier on the batteries as Alkaline does not work well in high draining situations. As the NiMH does, it will allow it to go further.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I think I understand that. Any idea why the AA Battery Type option has disappeared?
Because it was set to Alkaline which is means the unit operates at a base for batteries. Alkaline is like the universal type of batteries so there are no special requirements, hence why you can use any type and it removes the option.
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