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Don't Buy This One
on September 6, 2012
It takes a genius ...like me to solve a big problem with this product...Magellan A/C charger adapter for the Magellan Roadmate 1700LM GPS unit. I ordered a Magellan Roadmate #1700LM GPS from amazon.com and this P/N AN0204SWXXX A/C charger at a cost of $14.99, plus $5.74 shipping. The charger arrived today, and at first glance I knew it was the wrong unit. The Magellan 1700LM has a "round" port home for the power supply and A/C charger, this AN0204SWXXX has a sorta "rectangular" plug like those that are used on digital cameras, etc. So, there you go, someone don't know what the right side of the brain that works with the left side.
I called Magellan Company customer support and after waiting some twenty minutes I did get a real person to deal with. After my explaining my problem, the CSR get check out the matter and came back to say the A/C charger P/N AN0204SWXXX will not work... It seems all the A/C charger adapters that Amazon.com sells are WRONG. So, you out there in GPS land, when you buy a Magellan Roadmate 1700LM GPS, please don't buy their #AN0204SWXXX charger. Amazon was nice enough to email me a "return label" to get the unit back in their warehouse to send it to you.
But, like I said I'm near being a genius. Here's why. I really don't need a Magellan A/C charger, as I solved the problem of needing one. If you have a "portable" battery charger...12 volts it must me, like the ones most stores sells to have around to start your car/truck. Go to a auto supply store and buy you a cigarette light plug/adapter. It doesn't have to be fancy, just one that you can take two 18 guage wires//black and red and connect to the cigarette plug//postive and ground connectors. Now you can take your Magellan 1700LM power supply accessory plug and plug it into the portable 12 volt cigarette plug and connect it to the portable battery charge..there you have it, a 12 volt power supply without having to run your car/truck engine. I must give this unit a "one star' for good measure..