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I have a Motorola dual voltage cell phone charger (5V output) with the correct connector for the back of my Garmin 260W. It seems to charge the battery perfectly fine. Is this OK for the battery? Should I use a different charger with a higher voltage output?

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I would not use that charger. Use the cigarette light charger that came with it or for sure a Garmin charger.

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