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Charging a garmin nuvi 255w



Need to know how long to charge with usb or with ac charger? thanks

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    To enter the charge mode, slide and hold the power switch to the left until the unit goes to a black screen and says "Charging battery", then release it right away. The text will then go dark. if you tap the screen, the text will come back. When the screen says "Battery Charge Complete", that is when your Nuvi will be fully charged. - Jim SHARCNET-USA

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From dead flat it takes about 9-10 hours
do not leave on charger for more than that otherwise you will overheat and burn it out.
After each use recharge for about 3-4 hours depending on whether the unit has been used for that lengthyof time

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I have charged the Garmin Nuvi 255 for about 24 hrs and it still doesn't say "Battery Charge Complete". So I'd recommend to follow the procedure as written in Best Solution above!

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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