Garmin Car Chargers

Garmin has made many different GPS units over the years.  While you might think that one charger fits them all, that’s not even close to being the case.  Most older GPS units used 1AMP cables.  As the technology progressed, Garmin introduced high definition screens and along with that improvement came the 2AMP chargers.  But wait, there’s more.  None of the regular everyday chargers have traffic capability because Garmin decided to integrate the traffic receiver into the power cable.  Confused?  Don’t be.  This article will hopefully clear up any confusion. The most basic cable that Garmin makes is the 2AMP car … Read more…

Garmin TomTom & Magellan GPS Charger and Power Cable Options

We get a lot of questions regarding this topic so figured it was time for an article on the topic.  Chargers come in three different flavors:  AC, DC and hardwired.  We will cover all three but first a discussion about the types of adapters. Most GPS units manufactured over the past five years use a Mini USB ending (the most popular line which is the Garmin Nuvi has used Mini USB for over five years).  Now before you go and purchase a cheap cable made for an older mobile phone, be aware that Mini USB cables are not all made … Read more…