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QUESTION; CAN MY XL GPS BE CHARGED BY PLUGGING IN TO THE COMPUTER?

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Yes, you can plug your GPS device into your USB port to charge it. Your computer (if running) will assume you are connecting the GPS device to your computer, and It will start up the program for your GPS device... e.g. to update the map, backup the data, etc. You can proceed to do all that, or ignore those programs. While it is plugged into the USB port on your computer, it will charge your GPS battery. You may wish to "disconnect" the GPS device (properly), but still leave it connected ... to continue charging it.
Another way to charge the GPS device is to get a wall plug USB adapter. This way, you can charge the GPS battery without having to go through the complexity of what the computer does when you plug the USB cable into it.

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