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No problem, but we just bought a Garmin 255W GPS and was wondering "how long to keep on re-charge to get the full 5 hour usage from the battery"? I have searched everywhere and the owners manual/specs tell me nothing and I could not find the exact answer on my internet search.

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The manual for the nuvi255W, which can be downloaded from Garmin.com, says it takes 4 hours to recharge a low battery. You can do it buy hooking it up to your computer which would have to be booted up.
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How to charge battery


There are 3 ways to charge the battery in your garmin nuvi satnav.
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  2. Connect it to your car cigarette lighter with the charger lead which should have come with it. This takes approx 4 hours to charge fully.
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