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    Casio Rangeman Q

    Was bought a green Rangeman (GW-9400-3 I think, not a G-Shock expert) some years ago by a mate. Worn it maybe twice and the rest of the time itís sat in a dark cupboard so obvs the battery is empty. Decided to give it a go and have left it under house lights and facing out of a window for a few hours. The ďCHGĒ indicator is flashing, which is good. Any G-Shock bods able to advise how long it will take to wake up so I can pop it on and charge it whilst wearing?


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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontierGibberish View Post
    Was bought a green Rangeman (GW-9400-3 I think, not a G-Shock expert) some years ago by a mate. Worn it maybe twice and the rest of the time it’s sat in a dark cupboard so obvs the battery is empty. Decided to give it a go and have left it under house lights and facing out of a window for a few hours. The “CHG” indicator is flashing, which is good. Any G-Shock bods able to advise how long it will take to wake up so I can pop it on and charge it whilst wearing?


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    it might take a couple of days to get it started and then a lot of days to get it fully charged. It depends on calibre, some won't charge from lamps etc.




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    Excellent info. Thank you. The house lights are definitely charging it, which is good news. Not sure which caliber it is, but I do know looking at your charts that itís a pity I didnít do this in June!


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    Not sure if this helps re caliber?


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    Think so. Whatever that is!


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    From the 3410 module manual, available at https://casiofanmag.com/manuals-2/3410-instruction/





    Natural light outdoors much quicker than artificial, even on a cloudy day.

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    Thanks. 8 days outside all day should do it then!


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    its much faster with sunlight but since we wont see that until March, try a south facing window to get the most charge into it

    dont know how long, just keep checking it

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    Sunny tomorrow so Iíll wear it on my other wrist.


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    Left it charging on the Land Cruiser in the work car park.


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    In a nutshell never leave these in a dark place for any length of time. I have worn mine (I have about 8 solar atomic gís) the odd day in the summer and keep them on a shaded desk for most of the year and theyíve never gone below a high charge (and I live in the uk). Some are nearly 10 years old and never even go to medium. It does take a lot longer than you imagine ti charge from flat (and the bottom of high is still a long way from the top so give it another couple of days even after it shows high). Then youíll never have an issue. As others have said a day or 2 in the garden on a bright sunny day has the same effect but thatís not going to help much in a gloomy December!!


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    Au contraire!


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    Casio Rangeman Q

    The first frogman I owned arrived on a medium charge. Remember leaving it on a windowsill in the winter for a few days and it sat on medium the whole time. A few days later it was a bright and sunny winters day. I sat it on my wifeís dressing table in a shaft of sunlight and it almost instantly moved to indicate a high charge! I was amazed and left it there for a couple of hours. The next day it was back to a medium and never properly showed high until Iíd left it in the spring/summer sunshine for a day or so. They work fine on a medium charge so itís no big deal - and Iíd be surprised if a few hours outside in the bright winter sun will actually achieve much. By the way that frogman has never dipped below showing a high charge ever since, and it doesnít get much wrist time.


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