What is the purpose of the car plug with the c330?
I charged the c330 with the USB overnight. Today when I used the c330 I plugged it into the car. Within 4 hours the low batt. msg. came on the unit. I then plugged in my cell phone into the cig. litt. and it worked fine. I checked the fuse on the charger cord and it appears fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Re: what is the purpose of the car plug with the c330?
I had a similar problem but discovered that the steetpilot was not making contact with the electrical prongs where it attachs to the suction mount. I cleaned the contacts and pried the prongs out slightly and then the unit began working and also charging the almost dead battery. The whole poblem seemed to be caused by too much tension on the mount adjustment knob which was causing the electrical contacts to separate when the unit would be turned for viewing. I intend to pay more attention to the battery charge indicator so that maybe I can solve a similar problem in the future before I run the battery down.
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If you are charging your unit with the USB cable STOP - use only a wall plug. The unit will not charge using the USB cable. If you don't have the wall unit - try charging it with the car plug charger for 15 minutes. Just let the car charge it running or not. You will see it work. Once it is charge over half way - the rest will charge up. It is a problem Gamin is working on.
If you left your Garmin c330 on running
the battery will have 1% life left. If you turn c330 back on again, it
will flash screen for 3 seconds then die, even charging it at this
point will not wake it back up. TO BRING IT BACK TO LIFE... plug in the
power home or car into Garmin c330. There is a tab in the front Garmin
gray frame of your screen. You must take like your fingernails and
under the logo "GARMIN" pull the whole gray plastic frame off.
Underneath the plastic frame to the right hand side. There is a "RESET"
button. Make sure power is plugged in while hitting reset. Your battery
should come back to life. Cheers
the unit uses power EQUAL to what it is being charged with, when plugged into the USB.
you need to leave it on the DC (cigarette lighter) charger overnight to charge it fully, or use an AC plug for the Motorola Razor (min-USB) to charge it in the house
The battery has probably drained to the point of being "empty", such that it's putting an enormous "load" on the incoming power from your power adapter. For all intents and purposes, it's sucking up so much of the incoming power from your power cable, your Garmin thinks there's little, if any, power available. That's because the drained battery is acting almost like a "short circuit", in electrical terminology. Try leaving the unit plugged into the charger for a day or two or three; if the battery hasn't been permanently damaged, it may come back to life enough fully, or at least enough to not act like a "short" across the incoming power power.
Question: Why won't my StreetPilot c3xx poweron?
Found on the Garmin web site -->
If your StreetPilot does not poweron, or if it turns on then turns off, you can troubleshoot the problem by resetting or charging the unit. The reset is a "soft" reset that you can perform in the car; it restores power to the unit, but it does not remove data.
To reset the unit:
Place the unit in the cradle and roll it backwards slightly to lock it in place.
With the key in the car ignition, turn on the unit or put it in accessory mode.
On the face plate of the unit, put your thumb nail in the groove under the Garmin logo and gently pull off the face plate.
With the face plate removed, press the reset button on the right side.
Turn the unit back on. If the unit still doesn'tpoweron, you may need to charge it.
To charge the unit:
Using the provided USB cable, connect the device to the computer.
Reset the unit (following instructions above).
Keep the device connected to the computer and allow it to charge overnight (7-8 hours).
After charging, unplug the unit and power it on.
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