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First, I plugged in the roadmate and it dowsn't say it is charging. It's just working and taking me thru the list of directions. How do I know if it is charging? I've never used it before.

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  • franruby411 Sep 05, 2009

    Magellan RoadMate 1412

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With the unit unplugged, but turned on, go to user options/system setting and there will be a battery meter at the bottom. if its fully green the battery is fully charged. if its only partially green, plug in the charger and see if the green moves toward the right. it should continue to do that untill the battery is fully charged.

if the green indicator does not move to the right when the battery is low and plugged in to the charger, the unit is not charging.


its common on this model and many others for the usb port (charging jack) to go bad if its not charging.


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I need to know what your model is to be able to tell you how to solve this problem. Get back to me and we can go from there

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    Xander Kravitz Sep 06, 2009

    "If the power indicator light on the vehicle power cable connector is on, power is being supplied to the

    Magellan RoadMate." taken right out of the factory manual. hope this helps, i had to search to find it but it was there.



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    Xander Kravitz Sep 07, 2009

    I am wondering why you listed my answer as somewhat helpful, You asked how to know when the system is charging, I told you exactly how to know when it is charging. In my reasoning that is a spot on answer, not somewhat? What can i do to better serve you?

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