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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: nuvi 2699 LMT-D car charging via USB Reply with quote

I've done a search here but can't find a thread in the recent few years, but will my unit function and/or charge using a USB cable in my car? I would like to find a cigarette socket adapter which has either two usb outputs - one for my iPhone and the other for my Garmin or a gadget with a permanent dedicated iPhone cable and a socket for the Garmin?
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can, but it has to be a special USB cable or it thinks it's connected to a PC.

I tried it once, ages ago, and the Garmin kept flicking between PC and Navigation because I used a standard cable.

Also, you'll need to use Smartlink Traffic because the aerial lead isn't there.

I wired in a female power socket behind the dash, works perfectly.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kremmen wrote:
You can, but it has to be a special USB cable or it thinks it's connected to a PC.

I tried it once, ages ago, and the Garmin kept flicking between PC and Navigation because I used a standard cable.

Also, you'll need to use Smartlink Traffic because the aerial lead isn't there.

I wired in a female power socket behind the dash, works perfectly.


Thanks.

What is a 'special' USB cable and where do I get one?

Wiring a usb socket isn't beyond me though.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

topref wrote:
What is a 'special' USB cable and where do I get one?
Garmin.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried several which promised no PC sync but which then failed on the Garmin - eventually got one, but cannot remember supplier unfortunately

Moral of the story is even though Garmin charge a crazy price for theirs it would have worked out cheaper for me having to buy several each less than a third of the garmin price! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a 'TA20 traffic compatible' one from eBay. Damn fine copy, but traffic didn't work. The refund was duly made.
Bought one from Garmin at a silly price that just worked. Hence my previous post to get the car charger from Garmin and don't believe the claims of the much cheaper ones from eBay. But since I bought another 6" Garmin, I now have two spare cables. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moral of the story... "It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little.
)When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all.
When you pay too little you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought is incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.
The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run.
And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better”
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xtraseller wrote:
I tried several which promised no PC sync but which then failed on the Garmin - eventually got one, but cannot remember supplier unfortunately

Moral of the story is even though Garmin charge a crazy price for theirs it would have worked out cheaper for me having to buy several each less than a third of the garmin price! Embarassed


I have found that an extendable usb cable will work with a Garmin (I have 2340 and 2589) via a cig lighter usb adapter.
Originally, I bough a special cable and usb adapter from the States as it was promoted for this specific purpose and it does work. However, I found by playing about with various usb cables that an extendable version removed from its reel case worked just as well but I then found that this cable also works with generic usb adapters. I can confirm that this system works faultlessly over long runs and the Garmin recharges whilst in use.

I use a Griffin dual outlet usb adapter (mine's genuine!) and a USALs dual outlet from ebay.

US usb adapter and cable here https://www.edotechsupply.com/

Extendable cable http://tinyurl.com/ybsfya5p

If more info needed PM me.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But does it work with digital traffic?
That was the problem with the one that I bought,
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen a USB traffic receiver cable.

USB cable to the unit can be neater but you need to use Smartlink for the traffic.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having re-read topref's first post, he is looking to use a USB lead for his 2699LMT-D.
As far as I know, the traffic won't work unless he uses the Garmin car adaptor. What he needs is like what Kremmen and I have done, a two way Cigar socket adaptor and use the Garmin power lead and whatever is needed for his other device. Something like THIS would do the trick, but a bit of an overkill unless you have a whole bunch of stuff to plug in.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could this be the solution? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Charger-iPhone-Smartphones-Tablets/dp/B00EKFH2VG/ref=sr_1_19?s=telephone&ie=UTF8&qid=1496090595&sr=1-19


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IGNORE THIS.
Do you want Digital Traffic to work? If not then yes it will do.
I have just tried several USB chargers combined with several USB leads. None of them switch the Garmin to PC mode, but none of the combinations are compatible with D Traffic.
So take your choices. Tidy? charging with no traffic. Or do what I said and use a multi ciggy adaptor and the Garmin charger.
I have hard wired my multi ciggy thingy as has Kremmen. (And both of ours work as designed with traffic.)[/s]


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have personal experience of both Smartlink and cable traffic and cable traffic (Inrix) is better. At least in my area it is.

Smartlink, when I used it, was viaMichelin and they are very lax at removing obsolete roadworks. That seems to fill the buffer so latest traffic reports don't get through.

I counted 200 local rosdworks last time I looked and most of them obsolete.

They may have improved though as that was a year ago at least.
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@topref Ignore my last.
The device that you linked to should work OK for your requirements with Traffic PROVIDING you use the Garmin car changer in it, NOT a USB cable.
However, take a look at the item feedback about leads falling out. I taped my Garmin charger into the socket in the adaptor.
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