Do they make a converter adapter to convert the cigarette lighter power plug to the Garmin 765T's body? I don't use the suction cup mount, so I want to bypass the mount adapter that the cig lighter power adapter plugs into. This way, the mount adapter isn't needed.
If there isn't a converter adapter available, has anyone tried making one yet?
I have never run across such an adapter or cable. I think it is unlikely that anyone makes one. There is a discussion over on the GPSpassion forum regarding the pinouts on the cradle. Maybe you will find the information you are looking for there.
You can use device mounts from ProClip or Arkon or Semsons to substitute for the windshield mount but keep the powered cradle.
bummer. yeah, I've seen the pinouts diagrams.
I'm not interested in using any clip mount adapters either. Thanks though.
My Nuvi 350 came with a cig plug to a mini usb. I've used it to power my 650 also, so I don't see why it wouldn't work with your GPS. Now, you just need to find one.
The problem on the 7x5 series when powered via USB is that you only get about 50% screen brightness and there is no way to increase it. So it is not a good option for navigation.
My cig plug came with a traffic FM power adapter, so it plugs into the mount adapter, not mini USB. I guess I can try to buy the regular cig plug with the mini USB on the other end. I don't really need the traffic data any way. You happen to have the model number of it? Is it this one: http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Vehicle-Amazon-Frustration-Free...
I don't mind, 50% is bright enough for me.
The Garmin part # is 10R-02-6025. The adapter looks very close to the one on Amazon (same type of mini usb plug (90 degree angle)).
Tim beat me to it. My 350 uses a mini-USB connection to the car cradle, and it will plug directly into the USB of the unit itself if the cradle is not used. It works just fine with my 760, too. And it does not put either Nuvi into storage mode, as most generic automotive USB chargers will. Just search for a car charger for the Nuvi 350. I have noticed that some of the newest models don't use a powered cradle, so chargers for those will work for you, too.
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