I'm not quite sure how to re-charge it. i plugged it into my cigarette lighter but that doesn;t seem to work. i now have it plugged into the computer with the usb - can eithr method be used are there any problems with the cigarette lighter connections
You can charge it via the usb or cigarette lighter. either method will work and i am not aware of any problems created by using the lighter. that really should be the primary charge method as it is expected to be used in the car. is it charging on your computer. if it is, but not on the lighter you may want to ensure that the lighter is itself working correctly and then also check to make sure that the fuse in the car charger is intact. just a few suggestions
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More than likely overheated the wiring going to the lighter as well and burned it off. If you pull the lighter socket out you should see if it did. Simply solder it back on and be careful not to overload it again.
No, then tom tom cannot recharge when the car is not on. You need to turn on the car before your tom tom can charge. The battery gets to charge the tom tom when in use. Once the car is turned off the gps will not charge. You can try out a practical by turning off your car and plugging the gps to see if it will work. Or the cigarette lighter, does it work when the car is turned off. Since the cigarette lighter does not turn on when the car is off, then it means it gps cannot charge once the car is turned off.
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Easy, just insert the "cigarette lighter style" plug from the A/C charger into the "cigarette lighter style" socket on the top of the unit, and then insert the A/C adapter in to a wall socket. It can also be charged in your car with a cord that has double "cigarette lighter style" plugs at ether end, one inserted in the Vector and the other in your cigarette lighter.
Wait, one more - clamp the units cables properly on to your cars battery terminals, then start your car. periodicly checking for full charge.
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Hello kdiltzbook, Most GPS units can be charged three different ways: 1. Connection to a computer via USB port 2. Connection to a automobile via cigarette lighter plug 3. Connection to a wall outlet via an AC adapter Typically most GPS devices these days include only the USB cord. Some GPS units also include the cigarette lighter plug. For most GPS units the cigarette lighter plug and AC adapter are optional accessories have to be purchased in addition to the GPS. You don't mention which model of Magellan GPS you have so I am not sure which cords your GPS should have included. It sounds like you have the cigarette lighter cord and the USB cord? I am sure that Magellan has an AC adapter available for your GPS. You will want to contact them directly (their website is http://www.magellangps.com) or visit an electronics store that sells Magellan GPS receivers (such as Best Buy™) to purchase the adapter. However, most GPS receivers can be charged from the USB programming cord on the computer. However, ensure you are plugging the cord directly into a USB 2.0 on the computer itself NOT a port on a USB hub.(A USB hub may not output enough power to actually power and charge the GPS.) You will also want to check and replace the fuse on the automobile plug. I believe that both the USB and automobile cords should be charging the GPS. If neither adapter is charging the unit then the problem may be the GPS unit itself.The GPS may have a bad battery or problem with its charge circuitry.If that’s the case the unit may require factory service as the battery pack is generally not considered to be end user replaceable.
I have a 100v A/C power / charger unit for my garmin C340 GPS that I use to charge my Garmin's battery every day. I can use thj adapter to run the GPS, or just turn it off and let it charge the GPS. But it connects dirctly to the Garmin GPS unit, not to the cradle like the Cigarrette lighter unit does. .