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Garmin gps 12 wont turn on.

I have 3 gps 12s that went dead while plugged into the 12 volt power supply on my boat.ihave used the 1st unit that went dead on 3 other boats with no problem. i have run + and - to power supply direct from battery.
i have 2 humminbird units and 2 lowrance units with no problems.
the gps 12 is small but great for tracking where you have been,great for trolling.
can they be fixed.

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Sorry to hear of the dead units. Are you using the correct power cable with a small hole in the centre of the plug? The GPS 12 is strictly limited to 7 volts only. The accessory cigarette lighter cable for this model has a circuit inside to drop the voltage from 12 to 7. Cannot be fixed. There would have been a plastic peg in the back of the GPS socket to prevent anything but the correct voltage Garmin cable being plugged in. Unfortunately these pegs are easily broken off. Yes, they are a good little unit even though well on in years. The next model up - the 12XL - can accept a wide voltage range and does not have the plastic peg.

All the best, Tony at KiwiGPS.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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