RV890 Power Cable

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    I just watched an install video of a Garmin RV890 GPS. In the video, the installer cut the power cord plug off and hard wired the unit to 12v. He said that he had checked and that this GPS uses 12v input. Can anyone verify that is acceptable?
     
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    Maybe you can supply a link to the install video you watched, as far as I can see the RV890 has a USB power connector (which is 5 Volts), it also has a 14 pin magnetic connector which couples with a mount that has a 5 Volt USB connector, the RV890 does control another unit called a Power Switch, this unit is connected to 12 Volts but it is a seperate unit to the RV980
     
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    This is the link to the install.
    I posted a question to him and he says he has had it hardwired for a year now with no problems. The marking on the plug say 12-24 volt car charger On 320 01372 00 Input 10 30v Output 8 30v. My concern was if there were any internal components that made the adapter necessary.
     
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    It does look like there is a different vehicle power cable for the RV890, RV1090, Dezl890 an Dezl1090, so maybe they are different to all other Garmin models, my problem is with the connector that goes into the 890, the manual calls it a USB connector and USB IS ALWAYS 5 Volts, it just seems unlikely that Garmin would use a standard 5 Volt connector to supply 12 Volts, so is this plug a standard USB plug or is it a different shape ?
     
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    That is what worried me as well.
     
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    QUESTION
    So is this plug a standard USB plug or is it a different shape ? ? ?
     
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    I am not at home now so I can't check
     
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