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What are the instruction on how long to charge

I plugged in ac adaptor and only have a lit blank screen. do I need to wait for a period of time

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  • dmeehan Jan 17, 2009

    looking for more instruction on charging battery. does not say how long it takes

  • Beaumartin Jan 24, 2009

    I have my unit plugged in with an AC Adapter and all I see is a screen that says Garmin and a picture of an Ac adapter and a unit. How long will it take to see something else on the screen so I know if it taking the charge?

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I just purchased the 255w yesterday and set it up in the car for the return trip. I also saw it did not say how long to charge, but there are green bars on the top right that tell how much charge there is. The return trip was about an hour and a half and it was completely charged with all bars by the time I arrived, from the car's 12v accessary jack.

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