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Alternate Power Options

I know that connecting the 760 to a PC via the USB makes it strictly storage decive, but is it possible to charge the unit though the USB port, either in a vehicle or in a house, while still using the GPS functions? I realize the traffic data would not be available, but what if I do not want traffic info anyway? Are there USB chargers that allow operation of the unit?

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  • BwB Jan 23, 2009

    Thanks for trying... but my question was whether or not one can USE the 760 (for navigation, audio, pictures, etc) WHILE it is being charged through the USB port.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    need to know if i can use USB cable to charge and use at the same time in the car i have had it working before when i plug it in and out a few times it seems to work but sometimes it doesnt



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My blackberry charger charges my 760 w/o any problems.

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Sounds like you both have a battery problem. I experienced a similar problem when trying to charge via the USB-cable connected to my computer.
Ended up buying an original charger (expensive) and the charging went smooth.
The car charger should in any case work fine, so probably your battery is not very healthy.

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When connected to the original charger, this voltage rises to about 5V which gives a nice charge. When unplugging charger, the unit displays the battery capacity. If the charging voltage is OK, but battery capacity drops quickly after you unplug charger cable, the battery is probably bad. (Of course you have to charge is for some time) I think around 4V battery voltage give 100% capacity. 3,9V gives about 90% capacity.
This will not solve your problem, but can give you an idea about what is wrong.
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