Re: Need replacement car power cord for NVX226 GPS
I bought a car charger for a motorola razr for ten bucks at a gas station and it works perfectly. i also bought a replacement cord from radio shack which also worked perfectly but hit me for 24 bucks. Either or is fine!
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Hello kdiltzbook, Most GPS units can be charged three different ways: 1. Connection to a computer via USB port 2. Connection to a automobile via cigarette lighter plug 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.
You should be able to purchase a replacement charger for your GPS by contacting the manufacturer of the unit. Or, you may be able to purchase an aftermarket charger from a local consumer electronics store, such as Best Buy.
You probably have several different charging options available to you depending on how you use the GPS. Most GPS units can be charged either with a wall adapter, cigarette lighter type power cord for automobile use, or connection to a computer through the USB port.
Whatever charger you wind up with, you will want to make sure that it meets the power requirements for your GPS. This information should be listed in the manual, or again, you should contact the maker of the GPS for more information.
I need to replace the car power cord as there must be a short in the wires. I have changed the fuses but that did not help. Where can I find a power cord so I can use my gps. It is only about1 1/2 years old.
Any cigarette lighter 12 volt power adapter will work, as long as it fits. Take your unit to Best Buy, Fry's, Walmart, or Circuit City and match the plug that goes into the unit to a new one. The other end will plug into the car lighter socket. Check the gps section of the electronics department. They will have one that works.