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Arkon GPS Car Mount for Garmin nuvi 40 50 200 2013 24x5 25x5 Series GPS Lighter Socket Mount with Power Dongle

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  • Compatible with Garmin GPS devices with a 17mm ball mount base (brackets and holders sold separately)
  • Recommended for cars and trucks having accessible 12V accessory outlets
  • 2 year limited warranty provided by Arkon
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight8 ounces
Product Dimensions8 x 6 x 2 inches
Item model numberGN097
  
Additional Information
ASINB000BP8GQO
Shipping Weight8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableDecember 7, 2003
  
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Product Description

The GN097 lighter socket car mounting pedestal is compatible with Garmin nuvi devices having the 17mm swivel ball mounting pattern, including models in the 40, 50, 200, 2013, 24x5, and 25x5 Series, as well as Garmin nuvi models 1450, 1450T, 1490T, 1200, 1250, 1260T, 1300, 1350, 1350T, 1370T, and 1390T. (The above listed Garmin nuvi devices should include a 17mm swivel ball-compatible mount bracket; replacement brackets and holders sold separately.) This package includes Arkon’s lighter socket mount with integrated power dongle (holders sold separately). Connect your device’s car charger (sold separately) to the 12V power dongle on the mount while your Garmin nuvi is mounted to the car’s accessory outlet or cigarette lighter socket. Loosen the wing nuts to adjust the mount up to a 90° angle, and the swivel ball adapter head provides 360° rotation for ultimate flexibility.

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Customer Reviews

There's just too much pressure exerted on the socket if the arm is extended too far.
Mark
It bypasses the radio console, keeps the gps off of the windshield and since it is adjustable for location,I can swivel it to where it needs to be.
Amazon Customer
(OK, maybe it moved a bit, but c'mon...) I fortunately have 2 lighter socket/power source locations to choose from so this really did the trick.
RickG

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Alex Hodge on May 15, 2010
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I'm not sure what product the guy who complains about it not working with Garmin GPS units got. This has the standard ball mount and works great with my Garmin Nuvi 855. It works fantastically actually. The only concern I have is the little wire they use for the socket. It's slightly troubling after reading another review mentioning that as being a problem area and I think I'll use a zip-tie to hold the socket against the arm. That should take any pressure off the wire and prolong it's life. That said, it looks like with a little work the socket could be pretty easily replaced and you could solder a new one in. Now, I'd like to mention why this mount is superior to the USB version that is also available from Arkon...At least with the 855 and possibly with any of the newer Garmin GPS models.
I originally bought the Arkon GN097-USB thinking it would be nice to not have to use the cigarette socket power cable that came with my Nuvi. Eliminate clutter, simplify connection, etc. Well, it works, with one major caveat. When running on USB power alone, the Nuvi 855 backlight is DISABLED. This cannot be changed in software and after some research I discovered this is because of the higher power demands of the chipset used in the 855. In order to have enough power to function on USB, the backlight is disabled. This makes if VERY hard to see when driving.
So, to conclude I highly recommend this mount. It works well, is reasonably well constructed (my only concern being the thin wire used for the socket), and it's really the only good option I've been able to find to mount the GPS in the cigarette lighter socket...So, if that sounds good to you, buy it. I'd highly recommend it.

Also of note, I gave it five stars to help offset the incorrect review written by Charles Hunt.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Doyle Walker on December 8, 2009
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I have a Garmin nuvi 760, and this product works like a dream. The round ball socket fits perfectly with my nuvi 760 and the lighter socket power plug is placed in a perfect position for my GPS to be plugged in. The pedestal arm can be easily adjusted to the desired placement angle with no tools being required. The product is also extremely convenient to remove...you just unplug it from your car's cigarette lighter socket. I've now purchased an additional product for my son's GPS.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 19, 2009
The idea of this mount is good, but the execution is poor.
I purchased this and thought it was great for the first few weeks I had it. Despite being extremely careful with it, the exposed wire shown in photos started separating at it's insertion point and the device charging failed after only several weeks of use. This is just like cheap headphones that lose sound in one ear after a few weeks use because the thin audio cables start to break off of the ends at the ear buds.
The end that plugs into the car's charging port also fell apart once while unplugging it, but I was able to reassemble it and use it again until that super-fragile electrical wire started to fail.
You can consider it a disposable device.
I won't buy another like this. I wish they would make one of much more rugged quality even for several dollars more cost.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Navek on June 16, 2009
The product worked fine until the lighter part of the product came apart and started smoking and melted in my cigarette lighter. Not sure what happened
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Seeclearly on September 28, 2008
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I bought this product one month ago. When I plugged it into my lighter socket and connected the dongle to the GPS, the fuse blew. I bought more fuses and they all blew very quickly. I was shipped a new one because they said this should not be happening but the new one did the same thing. I would not recommend this product. I recently purchased the vent mount. I hope it works better.
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21 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Charles Hunt on April 2, 2009
I bought one of these to mount my Garmin Nuvi 755T GPS. The item description and photograph for this item are not accurate. Firstly, the photo shows a ball-end mount where devices can be attached. The item came with a rectangular square plate and screws that you have to bolt onto the device being mounted. Secondly, the description states that it is "compatible with all Garmin(r) Nuvi(r)" devices. This is absolutely false. Maybe with the ball end as shown in the photo. Maybe. But definitely not with the screw-on mounting plate provided.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By apPARENTly Sew on May 25, 2010
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This little gadget works very well with my Garmin. It's easy to install, position, adjust angle, mount and dismount the gps. Most importantly, it keeps the telltale "come steal my GPS" suction circle off of the windshield, and the GPS from slip-sliding around on the dashboard.

It would not work in all cars (or it would have gotten 5 stars) - the location of your lighter socket could be a problem, so take a good look at where and how the articulations are on this before you buy. Note that this does not give you an extra socket per se: you'll need to switch off if you are also running a radar detector or charging a cellphone.

I'm pleased with the price and quality as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ran Backwards on September 27, 2010
Purchased this for use with a Garmin nuvi 650, in a 2006 Honda Pilot. After waiting for a response from ARKON customer service, I went with this model instead of the usb plug version, as they were not sure if it would work correctly with my gps model. Sadly this mount works itself out of the socket in the dash and causes the gps to lose power.
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