There are three ways to charge the internal battery in your automotive GPS device.1
Please note: All devices will come with a suction cup mount and vehicle power cable to charge the device. However, only some models come with an AC power cable and/or a USB cable. If either cable did not come with the device, they can be purchased from Garmin or Garmin's dealers. To purchase one from Garmin, please visit our website at https://buy.garmin.com/shop/
Garmin only recommends using an AC power charger that is purchased from Garmin. Third-party cables may not charge the nuvi. The message "Attached power cable cannot charge device. Please use the cable provided with your device" may display on the device if using a third-party charger or third-party USB adapter, etc.
1Please note that temperature can play an effect on the charging of a device. If the battery registers a temperature of 0°C (32°F) and below or 45°C (113°F) and above, it will not charge. When connected to external power, it will only be operating off of external power.
2The Quest and Quest 2 will not charge using a USB cable.
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