Charging my Nuvi (will it charge from a computer?)



I just got a brand new Nuvi 260W. The only cable it came with was for the car, but I had a compatible USB cable on hand and was able to use the POI Loader to put a couple POI files on it. Will it charge while attached to the computer? I didn't see anything in the manual speaking about how to charge it at all.



When you hook it up, does the icon for the battery resemble what it does while plugged-in in your car, and charging?

The 260W should charge while plugged into a computer - in fact, for most Nuvis, if the battery is severely drained - I've read of instances where plugging into a computer via USB was the only way to bring it back from the dead.

*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

i have 200w

i have a 200w when i plug it in to my laptop then turn off the gps its says charging battery

so just plug it in to your computer and it will charger your battery


nuvi 5000 & nuvi 200w
( lifetime maps )

Thanks guys!

Yep, it does seem to charge just fine on the computer!