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Charging Garmin Nuvi battery for first time

Should a Garmin Nuvi 855 be turned on or off to charge the battery for the first time? How long might it take?

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  • merryblue Jun 21, 2009

    Thank you. Should the Garmin be in the OFF or ON position during charging?

  • merryblue Jun 21, 2009

    Much appreciated!

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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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    Radio Code Pro Jun 21, 2009

    No problem. You may find the unit turns itself on automatically when you connect it. It may or may not do this on the first charge. It really is a matter of personal preference but I would be inclined to turn/leave it off for the first charge.

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