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Am I able to charge Nuvi 205w with a standard cell outlet charger

Just purchased a Nuvi 205w and wanted to know if a standard Motorola cell phone wall charger would work for this unit? Haven't spent a lot of time in the car in order to use the car charger.

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  • sla011308 Dec 28, 2008

    Thank you for you help, I do appreciate it. Is it worth purchasing the "Garmin" wall charger for home use, or should I just stick with the car charger?

  • elvisejb80 May 21, 2009

    I dont spend enough time in the car to charge the gps and my cell phone home carger fits but when I use the car charger it shows it is charging and when I plug in the home charger it shows a data transfer from gps to computer. Is it hurting the unit or is it chargeing it?

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For us, only the Nuvi car charger works - not plugging the Nuvi into a computer USB port, or using our Blackberry cell phone charger, both of which have the same type of plug.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

  • mluckham Dec 28, 2008

    Although we don't have one (yet), if you don't like leaving your GPS unit in the car unattended then I think an in-house charger is a must - if for no other reason to maintain your customized settings between infrequent trips.

    I personally like the Navigon Universal GPS AC Wall Charger which plugs into the wall and has a socket like a car lighter socket, into which you plug the Nuvi charger. It is about $20 here in Canada at Future Shop.

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I have a B&D Travel Mate AC/DC converter and plug the Garmin Cig charger into it. Safe and since you are using the proper charger, covered by the warranty!

http://www.amazon.com/Travel-Mate-6-0-Amp-Converter/dp/B0002ISQ5G

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