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How do I charge up the GPS apart from through the cigarette lighter of the car? Is there an insteruction leaflet available?

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Usually there are 3 ways to charge. One is with the car adapter. The other will be a plug in adaptor that goes into the house power outlet. And the last will be charging when plugged into the USB port of a computer. The fastest is the house charger, the second your car, and the third is the usb. It will take 1-2 hours or so on the first two and maybe 3-5 on the usb.

 

You haven't mentioned your brand or model of gps unit so I can;t give you the exact webpage to go to. If you go to the brand webpage ie go to www.garmin.com if it is a garmin or www.tomtom.com if it is a tomtom and so on. Then look under products to find your model. There will usually be a acessories button or tab that shows you all sorts of ways to spend your money. That should show you what chargers they offer. They will also have a support page that you can download the manuals and brochures. If worse comes to worse don;t be afraid to call them or the store up and ask which one you need.

 

If you live where there is a bigger store they will usually have the chargers. The cables are just standard usb data cables. The charger will be $10-$30 and the cable should be about $5. It's actually handy to have all of them. Then you don;t have to leave a computer running and can quickly charge it in the house or elsewhere.

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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.


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