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Re: [tracker2] OT: Powering the nuvi

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  • Joe Krout
    Patrick, With that e-mail address I hope those cigars are Churchills! Joe
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 20, 2009
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      Patrick,
      With that e-mail address I hope those cigars are Churchills!
      Joe

      On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 13:39 -0400, Patrick wrote:
      > to duplicate the factory "cigar" lighter (inside joke) all you should
      > need is red and black to 5v and Gnd respectively...
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      > Quoting Tom Hayward <tom@...>:
      >
      > > How does the simple two-cable solution power the nuvi? I'm home from
      > > university on spring break and want to install the nuvi 350 / D710
      > > combo, but I forgot my cig lighter adapter. I have a DC-DC 5V
      > > switching supply I plan to power it with, and if I had remembered the
      > > adapter I was going to probe it to determine the pins needed. So my
      > > question, if I cut a USB cable and connect the red to +5V and the
      > > black to ground, will the nuvi think it's connected to the cig
      > > lighter, or is there an additional wire/resistor or something I need
      > > to emulate?
      > >
      > > Tom KD7LXL
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