Navman 685 USB cable

  kittyfit 09:22 07 May 2011

I have just bought a Navman 685 sat-nav, and on the quick start guide it says that, when charging the battery for the first time, it should be charged for at least 8 hours. The only cable supplied is the in-car charger. Obviously I can't sit in the car for 8 hours with the engine running.

I've checked the Navman and the Mio websites, and I can't find a USB cable for charging it using my computer. They had a home mains charger, but the 685 was not among the models listed as compatible.

However, I have a USB cable that was supplied with a Garmin unit a couple of years ago, and it fits the Navman. Would it be safe to use that?

I would be really grateful for any advice offered. Thank you.


  johndrew 09:59 07 May 2011

I was given the Navman 479 as a present and had a similar problem. However in my case there was a USB cable supplied so I bought a mains/USB adapter link text to charge it. You can get a generic Navman charger which will do the job link text cheaply enough.

Your Garmin cable should work if it is a standard cable - most are - as should those for most cameras.

Hope this helps.

  kittyfit 11:00 07 May 2011

Johndrew, Thank you for your response. I will use the Garmin cable with confidence now. I had thought it would probably be ok, but just wanted to be sure, didn't want to fry the sat-nav or my computer. As I've got one of those chargers in your second link, I'll use that. At least that way my computer will be safe...I'd be lost without that. Thanks again, Kathleen.

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