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Car Power Cable GARMIN COLORADO 300

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It does not. There is an FAQ on Garmin's web site that says the Colorado will not recharge NiMH batteries from an external source.


From some of the earliest threads it sounded like this was a design goal for the Colorado but the feature was dropped before the Colorado made it to production -- sounds like some places never got the memo!



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That is true, every other USB cable I have puts the colorado into USB mode, only the garmin 110v and 12v colorado cables seem to power the unit. Even the older garmin usb 12v cables do not work.


My guess is they scrapped the charging idea because there's no way for the unit to tell if it has rechargeable batteries in it or not, so they don't want people trying to charge alkaline batteries. My guess is you won't see that feature until/if garmin goes to a built in only lion type battery.


Nice way for garmin to get everyone to buy new cables and the car kit.

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