There are three ways to charge the internal battery in your automotive GPS device.1
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, 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. Use the cable provided with your device" may display on the device if using a third-party charger or third-party USB adapter, etc.
1 Note: The 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, Quest 2, and nuviCamLMTHD will not charge using a USB cable.