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The Tomtom XXL was unplugged from the cigarette lighter overnight. What do I do to recharge it?

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  • ruther1 Jan 03, 2011

    I plugged in the device to the cigarette lighter; started the ignition but the screen is black. Can you tell me why?

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The device can be run from the lighter plug without being charged first. The obvious answer is: plug in the device again; when the car is key is in and electricity switched on, it should charge again.

Most Tomtom devices also come with a standard USB cable or charge cradle with non-standard connector on device end (but USB on the other). It plugs in a PC for use with the Tomtom HOME software and also for charging.

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  • MiB8888 Jan 05, 2011

    May have several causes:
    1. Battery dead due to too cool storage (LiPo batteries die when stored well under 0°C / 30°F for some time).
    2. Cable, plug into device or plug into lighter plug broken (last one is very common).
    3. Charger circuit fried.
    4. Fuse of cigarette lighter blown (happened to me once).
    Check any of 1, 2, and 4 first, then replace charger (3).

  • MiB8888 Jan 05, 2011

    I assume, you switched on the device using the button on the top...?

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