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Charging a Garmin Nuvi 260W

Just purchased this gps and charging it in wall socket. How long before it gets a full charge. And does it need a full charge as we will be using it in a car plugged into lighter.

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Generally most batterys are left on the charger overnight, thats a good way to ensure a full charge, but as you will be using it in your car, it doesn't matter much as power is always available.

To ensure best possible battery life when you have a brand new battery, charge it fully and then drain it almost to 0% Draining most batterys into 0% will be harmfull instead of helpful, I assume the nuvi uses a Li-ion battery so draining it fully is not a good idea, drain it almost fully and then charge it fully.

And you are good to go, repeat the process if you leave the unit unused for a month or two for best battery life.

Thank you,
IwillFixIT!!

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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