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Boots the Garmin properly and charges at the same time.
on February 10, 2013
This OEM Garmin brand a/c power adapter presents none of the problems associated with the 3rd party aftermarket power supplies. This OEM Garmin a/c adapter prompts the Garmin navigator to boot directly into navigation mode and charges the battery at the same time. GPS City is selling the Garmin adapter at a nice price and they ship it quickly. It's really great to now have the real thing. I no longer have to use the boot hack tricks that were required when powering my Garmin navigator in the house using an old phone charger. This OEM Garmin brand a/c adapter has the appropriately valued resistor in its plug so that when connected to my Garmin navigator, the Garmin knows it is not connected to a computer. I used to avoid using the Garmin on battery power because it was such a hassle charging the Garmin using my old cell phone charger. Now, for short trips in the car, I can avoid carrying the car power adapter and I can just use the Garmin's battery power because it's so easy to plug it in when I get home. It's now as easy as charging a cell phone. I just plug the Garmin into this Garmin adapter/charger. It boots to its main screen and I just leave it there because it's now receiving enough power to charge it at the same time and there's no such thing as image "burn in" with LCD screens. A couple of hours later, I just unplug it from the navigator and the navigator shuts itself down. No hassles. It's easy now. It's true. I love it.