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Old 02-21-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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Charging my Zumo 660 w/USB adapter

This is a noob question, but...Can I charge my Zumo 660 battery with the Garmin USB cable plugged into an Apple USB adapter - and right into the AC power? So, instead of charging in the computer through the USB connector or on the bike mounted base plate, can I charge it plugged in the wall using my iPhone USB/AC adapter?
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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Yes, you can plug it in to a usb charger. I just did it. Remove the rear cover, plug in USB. It thinks it is plugged into a computer at first, but then goes into GPS mode. Garmin even sold an AC/DC to USB adapter to charge the Zumo 550 in your house. It works on the 660, as does the charger from my iPad. I don't know how long it takes to fully charge because my 660 always seems to be charged from the bike/car cradles.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:12 AM   #3
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hendrik...thanks so much. I'll give it a try. I hate having to occupy a rare USB port on my Mac if I don't have to.
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Yes, you can plug it in to a usb charger. I just did it. Remove the rear cover, plug in USB. It thinks it is plugged into a computer at first, but then goes into GPS mode. Garmin even sold an AC/DC to USB adapter to charge the Zumo 550 in your house. It works on the 660, as does the charger from my iPad. I don't know how long it takes to fully charge because my 660 always seems to be charged from the bike/car cradles.
I never noticed before, but after a full day on the road, 8+ hours, I took the 660 in the hotel room with me and had only half charge, the next day also long, only quarter charge.
what I was going to ask is do they charge in the cradle, you are saying yes, so now I gotta figure out what go on..

Any thoughts Gentlemen?
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