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Need to know how to charge garmin nuvi 255w using home wall charger.

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  1. Use the provided vehicle power cable that came with your GPS unit. The unit will charge while powered on and using the device as well as when the GPS unit is powered off and plugged into a running vehicle. About 3 hrs for a full charge. If the unit will not charge in the vehicle, check the fuse in the power cable for the unit and the power outlet in the vehicle.
  2. Use an AC power adaptor. Some units come with this power cable to plug the GPS unit into a wall outlet allowing the GPS unit to take a charge. For units that do not come with this cable, one can be purchased from Garmin's online store.
  3. For most units, the final way of charging the battery is to plug the GPS into a powered on computer with a USB cable2. This method of charging will be a trickle charge and it may take longer (like a full day) than the other two options, however it will still charge the battery. A USB cable is provided with a few GPS models. For those that don't come with this cable, one can either be ordered from the online store or you can use a standard USB to mini-USB cable that fits the unit and plugs into your computer.
1 - Please note that temperature can play an effect on the charging of a device. If the battery registers a temperature of 0°C and below or 45°C and above (32°F and 113°F respectively) then it will not charge. When connected to external power it will only be operating off of external power.
2 - The Quest® and Quest® 2 will not charge using a USB cable.

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Just purchased a Garmin 255W. Works fine if not attached to the car charger. Attached unit to the charge and normal navigation screen disappears. Shouldn't a person be able to drive/navigate and charge...


Hi sudavis70,

yes, you should be able to use your 255w while driving...if its going to the garmin screen ( or the screen with the computer icon) when plugged in to the car charger, then the car charger is probably either bad or not compatible with your unit..if its the original charger, i would buy another one thats made for a garmin.

the only time you shouldn't be able to use your 255w, is when its hooked to your computer.



i fix these and many other gps daily so when considering my advice , please understand i do not google my solutions.



let me know if you need more help or info

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Sep 06, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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May 25, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Hi my garmin nuvi 255w keeps powering off


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I received a Garmin Nuvi 255w as a gift back in October 2009. I am a Realtor and use this almost every day. Yesterday I was driving around, and I did have the Garmin charging with the car charger. In the...


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Please try the reset procedure listed here:


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