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Re: Charging

From a complete drained battery it took me about 2 hours of charging via the USB cable hooked up to my computer to fully charge it.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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SOURCE: When you are charging the Garmin Nuvi 660 how do you know when its done charging?

No way to know except you disconnect and watch your 4 baterry bars.

It take almost 4 hours to be full charge.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

SOURCE: Charging a Garmin Nuvi 260W

Generally most batterys are left on the charger overnight, thats a good way to ensure a full charge, but as you will be using it in your car, it doesn't matter much as power is always available.

To ensure best possible battery life when you have a brand new battery, charge it fully and then drain it almost to 0% Draining most batterys into 0% will be harmfull instead of helpful, I assume the nuvi uses a Li-ion battery so draining it fully is not a good idea, drain it almost fully and then charge it fully.

And you are good to go, repeat the process if you leave the unit unused for a month or two for best battery life.

Thank you,

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: cant use the garmin 350 while charging

The solution is really easy. Works in the car or usb charger or whatever.
Once you insert the car charger, wait till the pc connection picture comes.
Than unplug the car charger.
Re-insert it as soon as the picture goes off.
Voila. It is ready to use now!

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: garmin gps won't charge while driving

If the Nuvi won't charge when connected to charge but charges on USB, then the charger port is faulty.

If the Nuvin does not charge at all , then the battery must be replaced.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Is m Garmin nuvi 200 GPS charging

Merritt, Your Garmin Nuvi does not have a charging indicator similar to say your Cell ph. Simply a battery charge indicator scale. Normal full charge time is approximately 3 to 4 hr. If you looking to ensure your unit is in fact charging Plug in & then remove the connection, Your unit will pop-up a screen to request if you wish to remain on battery power. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: my garmin charges with my computer but stopped

The most obvious answer is a possible blown fuse in the cigarette lighter socket or the in the tip of the charger plug. Most charger plug fuses are accessed by unscrewing the metal tip. Check both for good fuses.

If this doesn't solve the problem, make sure the points of contact between the charger, cradle and GPS are all free of dirt and grime. Don't forget to vacuum the cigarette lighter socket - especially if it is used as a lighter, too.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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Hi All, I replaced the battery of my Garmin with an iPod battery. When I place the watch on the charging station the watch displays "charging" for 3-4 seconds but then displays "Charging process...

Since you used an Ipod battery instead of a Garmin compatible one, I would guess to say that it is not quite compatible. Even within the Ipod family, notwithstanding the physical limitations, the battery are not usually compatible because of variations some of which I would describe below:
- Battery has two wire and the regulator is on the device itself.
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Hope it helps you do your own diagnostics but be very careful especially if the rechargeable Lithium battery is bulging as they do explode when not charged correctly! NEVER PIERCE A BULGING LI BATTERY!

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Is m Garmin nuvi 200 GPS charging

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