Lost it right after I first used it. Ordered two spares and then came up with a good idea. I used a small wire tie wrap around the plug then hot glued the tag end to the back of the charge clip. Now the charge clip is permanently connected to the pig tail charge cord and you can't accidentally leave it on the collar. Why can't engineers think of things like that!
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5599 Reviewed:
The charging clip is a replacement for one that I lost. As others have noted, the fact that this a clip-on and not attached to the charging unit is a built in flaw because it is inevitable that you will loose them. You see I purchased five of them. (I had two and lost one) Purchasing five may be an overkill, but they are cheap, but if you don't have one you are dead the water.
On a bigger scale, my rating of this expensive $799 system is a 2 star. I have had four replacement units, which is only one issue. I have tested/used this unit daily for over a year, and it is deeply flawed. I have had several conversations with Garmin and they admit the problems. I sent them a written review which was extensive. I also sent the same review to Lion Country from whom I purchased it. If you would like a copy I would be happy to send it to you. As way of background, I am 72 and spend about 90 days in the field, much of it in Nevada Chukar and Quail hunting along with weekly hunts are local bird clubs.
Regarding the problems with this unit, the following are noted. The worse problem is the collar will shut off on its own if it comes into contact with metal, particularly collar tags. After discussions with Garmin, we came up with two solutions which have worked. But to the new buyer, this is not disclosed. This unit is 80/20 a safety tool to help preclude losing your dog. This problem defies the essence of Garmins mantra. Second, When the dog goes on point it takes up to a minute or longer to indicate it that. I was told by the seller it should only take 5 seconds at the lowest refresh rate. Garmin said this was wrong. Unfortunately waiting for a minute or more to record a point is a disaster on running western birds. Third, the unit does not come with a screen saver and scratches easily. Fourth, even worse, it jumps screens and erases things such as shock settings. Fifth, you cannot lock the shock settings completely. Sixth, the unit is big and heavy and not easy to carry. The case I purchased is virtually impossible to remove the unit from. I have solved this by putting it in the left pocket of my game bag. I make screen savers to protect the screen. Again all these items were discussed with Garmin who did not disagree. In my opinion the unit is good for the high tech hunter but as a pure dog management-field system it is lacking.
On the positive side, what I really like about the unit is I always know where my dog is now that I have solved the automatic shut off problem of the collar. I have purchased a beeper collar to solve the poor pointing feature, e.g. the time it takes to show the dog on point. Garmin's tech support is first class.
I hope you find the above useful albeit you may not like it.
Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8279 Reviewed:
Always happy with gun dog supply orders, shipping, price, etc...This charging clip works great, but Garmin did not hit a "home run" with this charging system. Small parts are easily lost/misplaced.. so a second or third charging clip would be my recommendation. Also the fact that a single charger is shared between the handheld and collar means charging one at a time. This is not always practical. The 1 star is for the TT-10 charging clip, but 5 stars for GDS.
Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4154 Reviewed:
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