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adamf
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:16 pm    Post subject: USB power cable not supported Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend a USB cable that I can use between my device and a power socket to power Garmin devices I have tried lots of other micro USB cables and Garmin says itís not supported and wonít charge thank you
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes, the old third party USB cable problem.

The underlying problem can be either an underpowered USB adapter, a wrong cable that makes the Garmin think it's being connected to a PC but can't see it.

All I can say is you're best to get a Garmin TA10 or TA20 cable.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply the issue I have is I only have one socket in the vehicle and using the supplied charger prevents me from charging other devices Garmin do do sell a USB twin socket with Cable for £25 which Iíve just found just wondering if there is any cheaper alternatives thank you..
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, £25 sounds expensive.

Amazon have them much cheaper, I just searched and the first hit was £6.99.

What I did was to wire a female power socket into the under dash fusebox so my wiring is hidden.

Even though they tell you not to, I coiled the cable and cable tied it to the metal end dash support which seems to be acting as a signal booster because even though only 6" of cable is visible from dash top to Garmin I'm getting 4 or 5 bars in the traffic signal display.

You can make out the coil in this WIP shot with the dash end panel off:



and the only bit of my 'traffic' cable that is visible and can 'see the sky' is this:


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I plug a 4 socket adaptor into my 12v supply. It runs 2x phone chargers and the Garmin. There are some around that just use usb as well, so even less room taken up.
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