My Honda CRV front accessory outlet does not work since I have plugged in my Tomtom GPS receiver. Honda dealer says that my car cannot support the Tomtom unit and therefore a fuse blew because of amperage overload. The rear accessory outlet does work with my cell phone charger but I did not put the Tomtom charger in there for fear of blowing that fuse.. I do not want to go to the Honda dealer for repair until I determine whether the Tomtom charger cannot be used in the CRV accessory outlet specifically since the service dept. told me that it draws too much power and therefore blows a fuse. I am a woman of certain age but I can't bring myself to stick my hand in that fuse box to look at fuses. What do you think is the truth? It is a 15 amp fuse according to my service handbook.
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Re: car accessory outlet
The power cord for the Tomtom actually step down the voltage from 12v to 5v. The power chord is also rated at 2A so if the CRV power accessory can't supply 5v at 2A then I would suggest that you find another dealership to have them look at why the fuse is blowing.
Tomtom interal battery is usually 3.7v at 1800mAh or 1.8A.
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The plugs which are used with car lighters are often very poor; compare the firmness of the seating of the lighter with your accessory plug.
The latter are often too loose to make decent contact.
Also, that plug is equipped with a fuse; unscrew the plug body and check the fuse.
I also recall someone having a failed plug on the Tomtom itself; it may be a weak point.
My Rider 1 is showing the same sympton. Was working fine now I can't get past the initial "Tomtom" screen.
Does it power up when connected to the mains charger?- No, need to prod reset and then turn on manually.
Does it switch on when connected to the bike cradle? - No, only sign of life if by manually turning on but only get as far as the Tomtom screen, not the main menu.
Are you plugging it in to your car, is the cig outlet in the car have a bad fuse, does the charge plug for the unit have a fuse in it.Check these first to make sure power is getting to the unit. I can not tell if the unit needs to be charged first or if it comes charged as you did not post the model.
If it is plugged into the car, you use the DC charger. You can charge it using the usb port on your computer as well. In the accessories section of tomtom.com you will find an ac adaptor as well that can be purchased to charge it to an electrical outlet.
The device depends on external transmitters broadcasting traffic data. I'm not certain that the service is even available in South Africa. Please check to make sure you can use it before you purchase anything.