Charging my Zumo 660 w/USB adapter

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Twinz, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Twinz

    Twinz Been here awhile

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    This is a noob question, but...Can I charge my Zumo 660 battery with the Garmin USB cable plugged into an Apple USB adapter - and right into the AC power? So, instead of charging in the computer through the USB connector or on the bike mounted base plate, can I charge it plugged in the wall using my iPhone USB/AC adapter?
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  2. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    Yes, you can plug it in to a usb charger. I just did it. Remove the rear cover, plug in USB. It thinks it is plugged into a computer at first, but then goes into GPS mode. Garmin even sold an AC/DC to USB adapter to charge the Zumo 550 in your house. It works on the 660, as does the charger from my iPad. I don't know how long it takes to fully charge because my 660 always seems to be charged from the bike/car cradles.
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  3. Twinz

    Twinz Been here awhile

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    hendrik...thanks so much. I'll give it a try. I hate having to occupy a rare USB port on my Mac if I don't have to. :thumb
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  4. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    I never noticed before, but after a full day on the road, 8+ hours, I took the 660 in the hotel room with me and had only half charge, the next day also long, only quarter charge.
    what I was going to ask is do they charge in the cradle, you are saying yes, so now I gotta figure out what go on..

    Any thoughts Gentlemen?
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