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Worked for a few shorts, now it won't charge anything
on June 16, 2013
Size is excellent. ability to carry a second set of NIMH batteries for it is great. My only real complaint in the design is their decision to use a mini-usb input to charge the guide 10 with instead of the increasingly more popular micro-USB.
I have owned my Guide 10 for less than a month. This past week, the Guide 10 stopped providing USB power. (light remained green, batteries were fully charged which I verified by placing them in another NIMH charger I own & they immediately displayed charged) The flashlight still works & it will still charge batteries, but that's about it.
Due to the size & function of the Guide 10, I am probably going to order another in hopes the failure was a fluke, but I am skeptical & am willing to bet I'm going to be disappointed in it's life span again.
I have attempted to contact Goal Zero to see if they will warranty the device, but so far have not heard back 3 days later.