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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:01 pm 
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GPS: Nuvi 300, 205W, 2575, Papaga N1, iGo, 5800, M1200, M1000B/C
You can try UF Technology either 3rd or 4th floor... they sells all kinds of stuff there... from discrete components to power supplies... do let us know if you find it and at what cost... Thanks... cheers!

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:15 pm 
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How about this???

Can be found in most supermarkets in Singapore... :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:34 pm 
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Location: Sin-Ka-Pu-Ra
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Zeus73 wrote:
How about this???

Can be found in most supermarkets in Singapore... :mrgreen:



The Energizer charger has insufficient juice to charge the Nuvi. Nuvis charges via USB rated voltage of 5 volts while the energizer runs on double AA which makes it total of 3 volts only.


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:05 pm 
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The Energizer charger has insufficient juice to charge the Nuvi. Nuvis charges via USB rated voltage of 5 volts while the energizer runs on double AA which makes it total of 3 volts only.

Err... I think there's a voltage step up circuit inside... The output voltage is 5V DC...


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:32 pm 
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IMHO, it will barely charge a Nuvi, especially the 4.3" size ones as they are power guzzlers. Just look at the Garmin provided Mains / Car charger specs ... 1A max rating !! Even the built in Lithium Battery barely last 3 hours so don't expect much from 2 tiny AA batteries. You may have to carry a box of batteries and that is heavy to lug.

For periods of no access to mains power to recharge, I would carry a hand-crank charger such as shown in pic

Link : http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8095


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 12:30 am 
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speaking of which.... when my main battery conks out..,. i hope this device powers up the nuvi without making it show the "USB connection mode" ON kind of screen....


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:16 am 
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speaking of which.... when my main battery conks out..,. i hope this device powers up the nuvi without making it show the "USB connection mode" ON kind of screen....


All non-Garmin 3rd party chargers will lead Nuvi to "Data Mode". Only with Garmin Chargers will the unit boot up in normal mode.

There is a work around to use your Nuvi while its charging:

1. Switch to Diagnostic Mode : press on Battery Icon ( press must be long ~4 - 6 secs )
2. While in Diagnostic Mode, connect your USB
3. Press Exit button in Diagnostic Mode screen
4. Use your Nuvi while its charging


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:15 pm 
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Thanks Silverbeauty! this is one of the coolest tricks i learnt here!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:39 am 
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There is a work around to use your Nuvi while its charging:


Nice going, SilverBeauty
Thank you.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:25 pm 
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Bro Moey, not so X la ... about US$20 which is about Sin$30 and RM 72
Here is the link : http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11128

Been buying stuff from them for some time with free shipping to Sin. I am sure you can find it in SLS if you look hard enough...

Changi airport is good for reference base price :thumbsdown: ... but not for buying unless emergency .... :-'


Do you use PayPal to pay for the item?

Don't want to use PayPal, is there any Other way to pay for the items at DealExtreme ?

Thanks.


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