My charger failed - Garmin is sending me a new one which is good but I just found out that the fuse in the Charger if it fails is almost impossible to find a replacement. Anyone on this board been able to find them? If so - where? Thanks.
I just checked my car charger, the fuse in it is a 3AH250V... so, I guess it varies. not sure what model Garmin you have... mine is a Zumo 550. However, Radio Shack has a 1AH250V ceramic fuse (Model: PBS500mA-1A250V, Catalog #: 270-003 ) package of 4 for $1.99. Of course, not sure it's the same dimensions as yours (0.36mm x 10mm). Hope that helps.
you should be able to use a normal i amp fuse the 250 v refers to the arc over of the fuse. 1 amp 32v or what ever should work. You can find them at auto parts or wally world..
My nuvi charger also states it uses a 3AH250V but in looking at the fuse itself, I see the code 312 which indicates it's a standard glass fast-blow 0.25 inch x 1.25 inch fuse, of course in a 3A 250 V rating. It shouldn't be hard to find this fuse in an auto parts store, Radio Shack or whatever. Look for a 312-series 3AG fuse rated at 3A. A pack of five fuses shouldn't cost over $5.
PS--I don't believe the Radio Shack 0.36mm x 10mm fuse, mentioned above, is the correct size--it isn't for my nuvi charger for sure.
WARNING: when disassembling the charger to access the fuse, remember that it's spring-loaded and after removing the threaded retainer, there's a metal tab, a fuse and a spring. All of these tiny items just love to fall into the crack between your driver's seat and console if working in the car, or fall through the picnic table's crack into the thick grass, etc., etc. Use care when replacing your fuse!
Take your fuse to radio shack they carry the fuses i just bought 3 packs for all of my units and they all take a different fuse and radio shack had them all
Thanks for the heads up. However, I wasn't the one with the question... I have plenty of fuses for mine. LOL... but, thanks anyway.
Where is the fuse in my Garmin Nuvi? I opened the socket which plugs into the cigarette lighter and it is not in there. Is it in the body of the unit?
I don't know which nuvi you have but the power units that plug into a cigarette lighter and most other cigarette-lighter-powered devices put their fuses there. Check page 10 (Changing the Fuse) of this nuvi Quick Guide for a picture and guide:
If the fuse in these charger ever fail, chances are something wrong with the charger itself. You will need a new charger anyway.
i recently found the correct fuse at radio shack.
Many auto supply stores also carry the fuses. They're a Type 3AG.
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