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Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter to Garmin unit converter

 

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?

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Garmin 660/765T. iPhone 3G.

Doubtful

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.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

You can use device mounts from ProClip or Arkon or Semsons

You can use device mounts from ProClip or Arkon or Semsons to substitute for the windshield mount but keep the powered cradle.

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"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."

thanks

alandb wrote:

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.

bummer. yeah, I've seen the pinouts diagrams.

e_piph_a_ny wrote:

You can use device mounts from ProClip or Arkon or Semsons to substitute for the windshield mount but keep the powered cradle.

I'm not interested in using any clip mount adapters either. Thanks though.

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Garmin 660/765T. iPhone 3G.

Yes Garmin does.

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.

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Garmin nuvi 350, nuvi 650, nuvi 855, and nuvi 1450

brightness

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.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

mini USB

Maryville Tim wrote:

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.

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...

alandb wrote:

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.

I don't mind, 50% is bright enough for me.

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Garmin 660/765T. iPhone 3G.

Part Number

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)).

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Garmin nuvi 350, nuvi 650, nuvi 855, and nuvi 1450

Ditto

Maryville Tim wrote:

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.

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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