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WON'T CHARGE FROM MY VEHICLE

EVEN THOUGH MY LIGHTER PORTS ARE HOT MY UNIT WON'T CHARGE WHILE PLUGGED IN. I SHOW CONTINUITY TO THE CONNECTION ON THE WINDOW VACUUM DEVICE. THIS SHOULD MEAN THAT THERE IS SOMETING WRONG BEWENN CONECTIONS AND BATTERY. AM I RIGHT AND WHAT SHOULD I DO.

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  • JoelM Mar 22, 2008

    I am having the same problem. When I turn on the car my GPS turns on but the batt is not charging. If I remove the GPS from the cradle or turn off the car, the GPS turns off and it is unable to turn back on.

    I will try the suggestions listed here.

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Yes you are correct, it looks like your accessory power socket is working. 1: try resetting the device, peel back the silver screen surround to find the reset button. 2: make sure it still charges from your home charger if you have one. 3: clean the plugs and charging socket on the device with an alcohol free CD wipe. 4: borrow a car charging cable if you know anyone with the same device or replace the cable if not. message back if this is no help. FYI typing entirely in capital letters is considered shouting in textual communications.

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Most GPS units can be charged three different ways:

1. Connection to a computer via USB port
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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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