lithium-ion battery

 

How many charges before this battery needs to be replaced?

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TOMTOM - LG LN740 - Magellan Roadmate 1430 - Garmin Nüvi 255W - Garmin 2455LMT

Probably about 2 years

Probably about 2 years worth, just a guess. I know that my cell phone usually starts to go after 2 years or so.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Lithium-ion battery

2 years may be right, but how do you change the battery?
My nuvi260 looks to be sealed. Do they have to go to the factory for repair?

All past post says yes and

All past post says yes about sending to Garmin and it is costly.Some users have found ways to work around it.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Low-tech operation

Battery replacement is a relatively low-tech job. The most complicated part is getting to the battery. This link: http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=91508

will take you to an illustrated discussion of the inner workings of a Nuvi 200. You'll see where the battery is located, and that it connects to the circuit board via a small plug. So changing it (once you're inside) should be simple. I've replaced batteries in two of my PDA's, and the process is much the same: open the case, remove the old battery (in one case,it was secured with double-sided tape), put in the new one, insert the plug, and put everything back together.

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"Recalculating... drive 0.2 miles, then abandon vehicle." ------------- [ETrex Venture CX; Nüvi 40]

Easier than it seems

Dsorgnzd wrote:

Battery replacement is a relatively low-tech job. The most complicated part is getting to the battery. This link: http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=91508

will take you to an illustrated discussion of the inner workings of a Nuvi 200. You'll see where the battery is located, and that it connects to the circuit board via a small plug. So changing it (once you're inside) should be simple. I've replaced batteries in two of my PDA's, and the process is much the same: open the case, remove the old battery (in one case,it was secured with double-sided tape), put in the new one, insert the plug, and put everything back together.

Good info... I always wondered about changing the battery and what the process would have been. Seems easier than I thought.

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TOMTOM - LG LN740 - Magellan Roadmate 1430 - Garmin Nüvi 255W - Garmin 2455LMT

Double your storage?

Dsorgnzd wrote:

This link: http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=91508

will take you to an illustrated discussion of the inner workings of a Nuvi 200.

Hmmmm, most interesting part of those photos is that un-populated spot for another Flash chip. The one soldered in place is the 1Gig memory used by the nüvi 200. So it looks like the 200 might be capable of having its internal memory doubled by adding another one. Again, hmmmmm...

PT

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS), 780, & 3700 Series. And a Mac user.

I wonder if you can get the

I wonder if you can get the battery from garmin and then replace it yourself. I would think that it would be sorta hard to find a battery that would fit physically as well as in amperage and voltage.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Charley I believe they use

Charley I believe they use standard size cells. The voltage will be standard (probably 1.2 volts per cell)and the capacity will be in mAh.. You can use a larger mAh cell and it should also run the gps longer..

Ray

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Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

It's a Lithium Ion Battery...

raybonz wrote:

I believe they use standard size cells. The voltage will be standard (probably 1.2 volts per cell)

It is a lithium-ion battery so 3.6V nominal.

PT

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS), 780, & 3700 Series. And a Mac user.

battery source for your nuvi 350

asianfire wrote:

Probably about 2 years worth, just a guess. I know that my cell phone usually starts to go after 2 years or so.

http://www.infinitybatteries.com/p-4758-garmin-nuvi-350-gps-...

Ray

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Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

ryaxin wrote: How many

ryaxin wrote:

How many charges before this battery needs to be replaced?

dont forget though to let your battery drain on the garmin and then recharge it. dont leave it plugged in at all times because it will reduce the overall battery life.

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Nuvi 350 says "enjoy spending time with people in life that make it worth living."

Lithium Ion Batteries do not suffer from memory effect...

matt butler wrote:

dont forget though to let your battery drain on the garmin and then recharge it. dont leave it plugged in at all times because it will reduce the overall battery life.

Not necessary. Lithium Ion Batteries do not suffer from the so called "memory effect" claimed with older battery technologies.

Also, you can not over charge a Li-Ion battery because they use smart charging technology and will stop charging when the battery is full. It will not be "trickle" charged like a lead acid battery or like cheap Ni-Cad/NiMH battery chargers might do.

So you can leave it plugged in all day if you like. The battery will not be damaged in any way.

PT

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS), 780, & 3700 Series. And a Mac user.

different battery

raybonz wrote:

Charley I believe they use standard size cells. The voltage will be standard (probably 1.2 volts per cell)and the capacity will be in mAh.. You can use a larger mAh cell and it should also run the gps longer..

Ray

yeah for the c5xx series, I believe that you are correct, but for the nuvis, from pictures, it is a small flat square battery.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Post deleted!

It appears that he deleted the photo early this morning! sad

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Chuck - Nuvi 200, Nuvi 255W

u didn't read my other post

asianfire wrote:
raybonz wrote:

Charley I believe they use standard size cells. The voltage will be standard (probably 1.2 volts per cell)and the capacity will be in mAh.. You can use a larger mAh cell and it should also run the gps longer..

Ray

yeah for the c5xx series, I believe that you are correct, but for the nuvis, from pictures, it is a small flat square battery.

Charley here is the link to buy genuine Nuvi batteries:

http://www.infinitybatteries.com/c-577-garmin-gps-batteries....

Ray

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Garmin Streetpilot i3, Streetpilot C580 and Nuvi 265WT

This is great information. I

This is great information. I think its "sticky" worthy so in the future this info is easily accessed

Good source

Yup, pics were deleted but it's good to have a source for battery replacement when the time comes. It's a ways down the road for me, but if it's not too much of a pain I'll do it myself. Hopefully the deleted images will return again.

Should be easy

I believe once you open up the unit, common sense should kick in and changing the battery should be a piece of cake. smile

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TOMTOM - LG LN740 - Magellan Roadmate 1430 - Garmin Nüvi 255W - Garmin 2455LMT

Is there a battery

Is there a battery replacement site for the c550 Garmin

Streetpilot

There some info on changing the battery on the StreetPilot C3xx, which is very similar to the C5xx in this respect.

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