Charging gpsmap 66s from car

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    astronut80920

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    I want to be able to charge my 66s gps from my car while driving. Assuming I am using the Garmin battery pack or another way to enable the charging micro switch in the battery space, can I just plug in the 66s using a USB cigarette adapter/USB cable into the car dashboard to charge the 66s?

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    Jim L
     
    astronut80920, Jun 7, 2021
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    Yes, the USB connector on the 66s can take power from any 5Volt source, whether that is a home (mains) 110 - 240 AC to 5 Volt adapter, a 5 Volt to 5 Volt (straight) USB cable or an in car 12 - 24 Volt to 5 Volt USB adapter, you should see the 'charging' display on the 66s when connected

    Note :- The cigarette adapter only supplys power so the 66s should be able to continue navigating as well as charging, however if a USB connector that is built into your car is used, then the 66s may detect the car's computer and go into a file transfer mode as it does when connected to a home computer
     
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