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To charge my tomtom, does my car need to be running for 2 hours straight?

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Hi, you can jsut charge it up each time you go in your car you dont need to do a full charge every time, most people leave them plugged in whilst driving so they are always being charged, so you dont need to do a full charge just plug it in as and when you want to use it.
if your going to use it without it being plugged in then the chances are it wont stay charged for long so this is why everyone just leaves them plugged in whilst driving their car, as the battery will go flat really quick.

Posted on May 07, 2010


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My tomtom xl 335. se special edition does not take a charge. I had it on the car charger for 3 hours. Bill

hi wandskidd

use the usb cable provided with your tomtom and hook it to your computer for a few hours...that is the preferred way to charge a tomtom, then the car charger will keep a trickle charge on it.


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Problem with my tomtom go 910, was working perfectly until i went on vacation for five weeks. Went to use it and could not switch it on so i thought the battery must be low, so i was going out in the car...

1. Connect the GO to your home charger and charge it for at least two hours. You need to charge your ONE or GO300 for at least 2 hours using the 12-24V cigarette lighter adapter in your car.
2. Check if the green light on your GO lights up when connected to power (RIDER does not have this light).
3. Leave your GO connected to the power cable and RESET it using a straightened paper clip
4. Press the ON/OFF button for at least 3 seconds.

To reset your TomTom device:
1. Charge your device.
Charge your device for at least 2 hours. Make sure the charging light on your device is on (except RIDER which has no charging light).

2. Remove the SD card.
If your device uses an SD card, remove it.
3. Reset your device.
Use a straightened paper clip, or something similar, to push the reset button. For a visual representation of the reset button, see below.
4. Turn your device on.
Press and hold the On/Off button for at least 4 full seconds.
5. Insert the SD card.
If your device uses an SD card, insert the SD card.
Always make sure that you are using the latest version of the TomTom application on your device. You can update the application through TomTom HOME. If you use more than one storage card you need to update the application on each card.


Apr 04, 2008 | GPS

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If it needs to be charged for 2 hours will it run down your car battery???

You can safely plug it in overnight, if you wish so and if it is safe from burglary. It will not discharge your battery as these units takes only very little power.

May 15, 2010 | Tomtom XL 330S GPS Receiver

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If it needs to be charged for 2 hours will it run down your car battery???

mostly they only suggest charging it for extended periods of time the first time you charge it because it comes dead after that the lighter port in your vehicle should be giving off way more than needed to keep the lil guy running i have used a tom tom for years now and have never had a problem with excessive drain on my electrical system

Mar 30, 2010 | Tomtom XL 330S GPS Receiver

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I can't get my tomtom to turn on. It is plugged

Straight from the TomTom website:

To reset your TomTom device, do the following:
  1. Check that the battery is charged properly.
    Charge your device for at least 2 hours before trying to turn it on again. Make sure the charging light on your device is on.

  2. Remove the SD card
    If your device uses an SD card, remove it.

  3. Reset your device.
    Use a straightened paper clip, or something similar, to push the reset button for 15 seconds. See the pictures below for where to find the reset button.

  4. Turn your device on.
    Press the On/off button for at least 5 seconds.

  5. Insert the SD card
    If your device uses an SD card, insert the SD card.

    I hope this helps!

Mar 09, 2010 | Tomtom ONE XL GPS

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Can i charge my tom tom one europe on my pc computer

yes, your tomtom one can be charged via the usb cable provided with your unit.

you do not need to turn on your tomtom just plug it in for a few hours (tomtom does not recommend more then 6 hours)


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Tom tom just stopped working

my tomtom does it now and then. solution is to take it to the car plug the car charger in to it, then press the reset button wait about 3 or 4 secounds and should come back on you don't have to remove your card. plging in to the computor does nothing it needs power when you press the reset botton

Sep 07, 2009 | Tomtom GO 720 GPS Receiver

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Our tomtom one 3rd edition stopped working it will not switch on or charge up even th ough green light comes on charger when plugged into car

try resetting it, but first put it on the charger for a few hours to make sure its charged. using a paper clip or something similar, depress and hold the reset button located on the bottom of the unit for 15 seconds, then hold the power button for up to 5 seconds till the unit starts.

if that fails, hook your tomtom to your computer and run tomtom home and see if that will update or repair it.




let me know if you need further help.


Aug 26, 2009 | GPS

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My battery will not charge

The TomTom is designed so the battery is not removable. TomTom recommend charging the battery for a minimum of 2 hours if you run into charging troubles, then attempting to reset. If this does not work, a call to customer service is recommended. They will then assess the situation, and if the product is defective, it will be covered under warranty.

Jan 08, 2009 | Tomtom XL 330 Car GPS Receiver

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Tomtom 720 standby

What you report is very very common. It's also common with other electronic stuff with similar type batteries. I ahve a portable DVD that charges OK 100% and will run for hours after a full charge but If I( charge it , then leave it for a day , the battery has gone flat or nearly flat . Doesnt present any problem or appear to do harm to the battery as it's been like this for about 2 years now. It's just inconvenient , thats all.
My Tomtom is the same , so I did a little modification . I used a read switch ( very tiny ) and broke into the battery cable inside the tomtom and connected the 2 resulting ends to the read switch then positioned the read switch at the back of the tomtom so it would be near to the tomtom mount when affixed . I then glued a small magnet onto the tomtom mount. The result is : The battery inside the tomtom is made disconnected when the read switch opens and it opens when its taken off the mount because it needs the magnet to be closed. ie . the read switch closed when a magnet is put near it and opens when a magnet is removed ( read switch is magneticly operated ). So now my battery doesnt drain as it has no connection to it to drain through. The tomtom will only switch on when its slotted onto it's mount . good luck.

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