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Yes i just bought a tomtom navigation system someone at the store said it has to be charged 24 hours I have the cigarette lighter charger in it will this charge it up?

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Yes, It will charge the unit but I would leave it plugged in for about 2 days if you are going to use it when it powers up. I plugged mine in immediately after purchase and used it about 20 min later. the battery should read full charge after a day or two with continued use. Enjoy it!!

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Does the cigarette lighter work in the car when you press it in? Does it get hot? If not has the fuse blown for the cigarette lighter?

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The USB car charger which TomTom makes for the One XL GPS receiver appears to support cigarette lighters with voltage from 12 to 24 volts. If you have this charger you should be able to use it power your GPS.

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