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Offline cj125

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Sat Nav In House Charger?
« on: October 02, 2017, 07:20:47 AM »
When you buy the BMW Sat Nav 5 or 6 does it come with a charger to use in the house? Obviously no issue when it is on the bike.....

If not I was wandering how long the in built battery lasts if you are using the Sat Nav off the bike to plan routes etc?

Any idea?

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Re: Sat Nav In House Charger?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 08:26:26 AM »
Don't think they do,

But - they charge via a standard micro-USB cable, so can be charged from any of your USB units and from the PC when you plug it in there.

Make sure when you take it from the bike, that you switch it off completely and not leave in standby mode.   The other thing that drains the battery in use - is screen brightness, so turn that down if you are doing routes off the bike.

Easy way to check is to try at home (outside), and get a feel for how long it lasts on battery.    Alternatively - take a lithium battery pack and lead with you.


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Re: Sat Nav In House Charger?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 12:29:08 PM »
Thanks Mareng - didn't realise you could charge them via micro-usb....that's perfect  :028:

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Re: Sat Nav In House Charger?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 12:59:32 PM »
Just purchased a nav 5 on Friday. They do not come with a house charger.

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Re: Sat Nav In House Charger?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 04:42:11 PM »
The zumo 660 has a removable panel to access the battery and the usb socket - just plug into your pc and then, with the garmin software installed, the unit will be checked for software and map upgrades - assume the latest models work in a similar way.
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Re: Sat Nav In House Charger?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 07:22:03 PM »
I have never had to charge mine at home. The bike always charges it up.

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Re: Sat Nav In House Charger?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 12:32:59 PM »
Hi cj125
My 5 came in the box with a cable and a case to put it in when not on the bike.
I tend to put the cover from the holder in the box when the satnav is on the bike so I know where it is.
I will say it's worth getting screen protector for the satnav I know it water prof but it does get wet and rain is not that clean I've noticed a few little scratches on the screen protector.
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Re: Sat Nav In House Charger?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 12:54:43 PM »
Thanks Gazk.....good point with the screen protector!

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Re: Sat Nav In House Charger?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017, 01:59:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Becksy [+]
I have never had to charge mine at home. The bike always charges it up.

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Re: Sat Nav In House Charger?
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2017, 09:23:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by cj125 [+]
Thanks Gazk.....good point with the screen protector!

Screen protector is a must, IMO - the odd petrol splash and general wear can damage the bare screen.   The protector wears/scratches quicker, but just fit a new one.

The other benefit, is that when you eventually upgrade - you may still have a good-condition asset to sell.