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NAVMAN S70 S Series - is it possible to charge the unit and use it at the same time - when plugged into cigarette lighter in the car and plugged into bottom of GPS unit, the unit seems to assume this is a PC to GPS data load but while this is happening it doesn't let you use and charge the unit at the same time? Thanks

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  • phil1969 Jun 20, 2008

    Got the new naman s90i but when plugged into charger in the car it says its connected to a pc how can this be ???? does anyone know how to fix this problem ?? need help fast to solve this

    thanx

  • piperjomo Aug 01, 2008

    Same prob with s30.
    Emailed navman, they replied next day:
    Didnt really help though - dont have discs :(
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    Dear John,

    Have you tried to connect the device to the PC, open the Navdesk software, click on Tools and Reinstall software.

    Please note that the software will remove the voice files and you will need to put them back on again.

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us.

    Kind regards,
    Ana

    Navman Customer Support Team


  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    I have the same with an S70. There is no option to adjust default ower source. I'm pretty good witht his type of thing but I'm stumped here.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    Yes I have a similar problem with my Navman S90i ie when the car charger is connected the unit cannot be used for navigation.

    Is there an issue with the wiring or perhaps the voltage??



    The charger is not from Navman does this mean I have to buy a Navman charger at $35.

    My flatmate has a S80 model it comes with the charger moulded into the windshield mounting bracket.

    Any solutions please..

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010

    Yes, you should be able to use it while it is charging no matter what the charge source is unless it is a computer. This must be a change you can make in the setup screens.

    I'm unfamiliar with your model, but you should be able to hunt through the menus and find the section that defines what the default charge source is.

    Have you done this yet?


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Some chargers will 'fool' the satnav into thinking they're connected to a pc, my S90 was just the same. I bought a car charger on eBay that said in the description "These are purpose designed car chargers so that you can also continue to use your devise whist charging it will not go in to PC sync mode." I bought one of these and it now lets me use the satnav and charge at the same time, whereas my other car charger wouldn't let me.

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