Question about GPS
I charge my garmin nuvi 260w all night, but when I unplug it and start to use it, after about 2 min. it say's battery is low. Do I need to replace the battery?
Bad battery or voltage not reaching from the charger--I would test for voltage first from charger or if using lighter adapter the fuse in it.
Posted on Nov 07, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you are trying to use your unit in the car via the USB port and not the supplied cable, it will not work. You must use the bracket that came with the unit or the specific charger that came with the unit. The pins in the Garmin USB charger only use two pins whereas a regular charge cable uses 4.
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
SOURCE: Charging a Garmin Nuvi 260W
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.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
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Posted on Aug 24, 2008
I can't do it for you, but I have done it myself. See the instructions on my webpage at www.dacust.com/nuvi350/index.html. Pictures and everything, along with where I got my battery and the part number, etc. Warning, there are many opportunities to damage your unit doing this. Not for the novice.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
The Garmin Nuvi 855 uses a Lithium-ion battery. It is a very clean system and does not need priming as nickel-based batteries do. The 1st charge is no different to the 5th or the 50th charge.
In other words there is no memory effect with these batteries and it should be safe to charge it for as long as you like on the first charge. I would estimate 4 hours will give you a full charge if you wish to do this from the outset.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
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Turn on your Nuvi 260W.
Enter the four-digit PIN you chose when you locked the device. If you have forgotten the PIN, proceed to Step 3.
Drive to your security location. When you reach your security location the Nuvi 260W will unlock automatically. If you forgot your security location or cannot drive there, proceed to Step 4.
Call Garmin to unlock your device. You need your receipt to complete the process. Call 1-800-800-1020 in the U.S., 1-866-429-9296 in Canada. See Resources for the Garmin support webpage.
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