Re: [tracker2] OT: Powering the nuvi
With that e-mail address I hope those cigars are Churchills!
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...
> 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