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Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging

Posted by Tinca UTV 
Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
07 January, 2008 20:34
Hi Listers,



I have acquired an AC charger for the Garmin 250W which consists of a three
pin plug with a USB socket;

Input: AC 200-250v 50/60Hz; Output DC5.0V; a USB to small USB cable, which
connects the Garmin to the power source.



My question is: Using an IPod USB cable connector, can an IPod 30gb be
charged using the plug with the USB socket?



Regards,



Pat Nolan


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RE: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
07 January, 2008 22:23
Hi

I have a 250W and I also acquired (bought) one of those AC chargers, I reckon it will definitely charge your IPod up, just plug it all together and see what happens !

Rgds
Bill






From: tincatinca[AG]utvinternet.comTo: waterways[AG]iwai.ieDate: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 20:34:58 +0000Subject: [waterways] Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging




Hi Listers,

I have acquired an AC charger for the Garmin 250W which consists of a three pin plug with a USB socket;
Input: AC 200-250v 50/60Hz; Output DC5.0V; a USB to small USB cable, which connects the Garmin to the power source.

My question is: Using an IPod USB cable connector, can an IPod 30gb be charged using the plug with the USB socket?

Regards,

Pat Nolan
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Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
07 January, 2008 22:30
hi. no do not use it.
there could be a different in put needed for ipod, we have the correct type in stock for charging ipod, but tomorrow I will check the input for ipod.
will come back to you tomorrow.


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To: waterways[AG]iwai.ie
Subject: [waterways] Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging


Hi Listers,



I have acquired an AC charger for the Garmin 250W which consists of a three pin plug with a USB socket;

Input: AC 200-250v 50/60Hz; Output DC5.0V; a USB to small USB cable, which connects the Garmin to the power source.



My question is: Using an IPod USB cable connector, can an IPod 30gb be charged using the plug with the USB socket?



Regards,



Pat Nolan



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Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
07 January, 2008 22:39
Hi, Pat

Look at

[en.wikipedia.org]

particularly the section headed "Power".

Or, just ask one of the kids!

;-)

Regards

Jimmy

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Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
07 January, 2008 22:56
yes it should work

dave
RE: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
07 January, 2008 23:17
Hi folks,

pin 1 and 4 on USB carry the voltage, pin 2 and 3 are for data
transmission. Garmin is 5 Volt - like the "rapid chargers" for the iPod
(which is 3.7 Volt). It is not very likely that the wiring is any
different because USB is an international standard, even when Apple do a
lot of things differenty. I use my Garmin charger also for charging my
HTC smartphone when I'm away, works no problem. So it should work, but I
didn't try ...

Bye from Ballykeeran
Sven
RE: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
07 January, 2008 23:35
Seems odd that a garmin 250 with detail maps of europe and voice directions should cost ?125 while a garmin map 76c for use on boats and very basic map should cost approx ?300. Are boaters being ripped off again?

Mike Kingston
Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
08 January, 2008 09:06
What I find odd and distasteful is that they have the nerve to charge ?125
for a cd. Corporate greed and marketing stupidity. If they sold it at a
sensible price the web wouldn't be awash with pirate copies down loadable
for free.

I imagine this was the Christmas for satnavs. I cannot imagine that all of
those people who received one as a (self-given?) gift are going fork out
this sort of money on an annual basis just for up-dates. Whereas if they
were reasonable priced they would sell bucket loads of them

Driving in traffic at night now all I can see is the glow of little screens
helping people find their way home ! And forgive me, like those drivers
using " beam-me-up-Scottie " blue tooth in-ear phone receivers, who all have
to wear them in their right ear so we can all see them, the users of these
satnavs make sure they are set up high on the dash/windscreen or hanging off
the rear view mirror as I saw in on case.

(And further I did observe this same use of in-ear receivers in Madrid where
they all seemed to be plonked in the left ear.! )

Rant mode to off


Paul Mc Cann



On 07/01/2008, Mike Kingston wrote:
>
>
Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
08 January, 2008 09:43
big difference in spec, the 76 is a waterproof outdoor unit , try leaving the 250 out in the rain for a while.... ( also difference in manufacturing volume and undoutbaly some market positioning price)
Dave
Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
08 January, 2008 09:51
bad hair day paul or what

Interesting you contradict yourselve, at one point you say loads of people would buy them if there were cheaper, yest further down you say all you can see is them in peoples cars.

As to updates, if you buy the current system with teh 100% ( or as good as dammit), then there isnt really teh need to upgrade for quite so time ( until say we finish the motorways)

All we need to do now is to give everyone house numberss and road names down the bog so that people can find them using satnav like in DUblin etc

Dave
Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
08 January, 2008 10:36
Could be an expensive experiment. There are two basic types of wall chargers, those that have a regulated output ie. the voltage is stabilised even if the load changes, and the cheaper unstabilised powersupplies that are basically just a transformer rectifier. They work OK with the item they were intended. If you put a meter on the output before connection you will find it is higher than the 5v stated, but that particular item will apply a load that will drop it to 5v. If you use another appliance, say your IPod, that takes less load, it will subject it to a higher voltage which it might not like. They are so cheap it is better to buy and use the manufacturers power supply unless you really know what you are doing.

gaffcutter
Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
08 January, 2008 10:45
An very interesting point Dave...ie in urban areas with street names and
numbers, where individual addresses are ALREADY relatively easy to find,
Satnav is useful. But in rural areas, where individual addressess can
be dificult to locate, these things are not so useful.....!!! I'm
also curious to know, given that mobile phones appear to be such a
distraction to drivers, how long it will be before Satnav is similarily
banned...???

M(W&W)F


watertalk wrote:

> bad hair day paul or what
>
> Interesting you contradict yourselve, at one point you say loads of
> people would buy them if there were cheaper, yest further down you say
> all you can see is them in peoples cars.
>
> As to updates, if you buy the current system with teh 100% ( or as
> good as dammit), then there isnt really teh need to upgrade for quite
> so time ( until say we finish the motorways)
>
> All we need to do now is to give everyone house numberss and road
> names down the bog so that people can find them using satnav like in
> DUblin etc
>
> Dave
>
>
Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
08 January, 2008 10:53
Not a bad hair day just feeling cynical and jaded after the season of good
will.

When I said if they made them a sensible price I was referring to the up
dates not the machines.

Personally I think they have very little use to the average driver who
drives to and from work every day and does the supermarket run at the
weekends. Once a year he might venture further afield and therein lies the
problem. Its the once a year trip that most likely needs the latest updates
and the cost is going to be prohibitive.

Now if you were a delivery driver they would be ideal............. if we had
postcodes.

Don't get me wrong. I've used them extensively in the U.K. and on the
continent and have found them very useful but in an Irish context, well, we
are only a small island, and I find in Ireland that I generally know better
than the machine, and I have the latest updates in mine.

Paul Mc Cann



Paul Mc Cann

On 08/01/2008, watertalk wrote:
>
> bad hair day paul or what
>
> Interesting you contradict yourselve, at one point you say loads of people
> would buy them if there were cheaper, yest further down you say all you can
> see is them in peoples cars.
>
> As to updates, if you buy the current system with teh 100% ( or as good as
> dammit), then there isnt really teh need to upgrade for quite so time (
> until say we finish the motorways)
>
> All we need to do now is to give everyone house numberss and road names
> down the bog so that people can find them using satnav like in DUblin etc
>
> Dave
>
Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
08 January, 2008 11:01
Hmmm................... have you seen the prices of the Apple proprietary
devices ? ?19 for the iPod usb cable alone.

Paul Mc Cann

On 08/01/2008, gaffcutter wrote:
>
> Could be an expensive experiment. There are two basic types of wall
> chargers, those that have a regulated output ie. the voltage is stabilised
> even if the load changes, and the cheaper unstabilised powersupplies that
> are basically just a transformer rectifier. They work OK with the item they
> were intended. If you put a meter on the output before connection you will
> find it is higher than the 5v stated, but that particular item will apply a
> load that will drop it to 5v. If you use another appliance, say your IPod,
> that takes less load, it will subject it to a higher voltage which it might
> not like. They are so cheap it is better to buy and use the manufacturers
> power supply unless you really know what you are doing.
>
> gaffcutter
>
Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
08 January, 2008 11:04
garmin in put is 5 volt
ipod in put is 5.3 volt
charger for ipod is 29.99 euro

>
>
Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
08 January, 2008 11:19
On Mon, 7 Jan 2008 20:34:58 -0000, Tinca UTV wrote, in
<!&!AAAAAAAAAAAYAAAAAAAAAAPMB84MjChPpqOr98h6bdHCgAAAEAAAAFB1VK8xv3RJuoDZdq6766gBAAAAAA==[AG]utvinternet.com>:

> I have acquired an AC charger for the Garmin 250W which consists of a three
> pin plug with a USB socket;
>
> Input: AC 200-250v 50/60Hz; Output DC5.0V; a USB to small USB cable, which
> connects the Garmin to the power source.
>
> My question is: Using an IPod USB cable connector, can an IPod 30gb be
> charged using the plug with the USB socket?

I have just such a thing which came with an el cheapo Lidl USB hub. It
provides 5v and so do the USB sockets on my laptop. The hub will run
happily plugged into two USB sockets when I am away from mains power.
--
Regards, Nick
Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
08 January, 2008 11:26
USB power supplies are regulated and standarised, in general save for power
ratings, most devices will interchange and charge, generally if they wont no
harm will be done, being semi-disorganised, I find I use all sorts of cross
connect devices to power thsi and that

USB is good at this stuff

Dave
Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
08 January, 2008 11:24
I user mine extensively to find locations in dublin and the other major cities, especially Cork , which is designed specifically to confuse people from dublin

Driving down the country, I use it as an ETA device, very useful when talking to people useful on the m50 when in a daze i forget which exit is what

very useful to establish a good rat run around towns with conjestion etc. sure some of the routing has to be overridden for time to time but thats always teh case

very very useful in dublin to determine nearest petrol station ( and retaurant/pub).

I use mine a lot in non-routing mode to generally just keep me aware of the junctions ahead

Also , (hide slightly) very useful as a rally style "sharp turn 200 metres" , stuff on teh back roads ( zoom in) when in a hurry.

dave

Now if we could get TMC support in Ireland
Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
08 January, 2008 18:28
Hi Paul
Corporate greed and marketing stupidity. If they sold it at a sensible price the web wouldn't be awash with pirate copies down loadable for free.
A little OTT, no? smiling smiley
Whereas if they were reasonable priced they would sell bucket loads of them
Eh? They have and continue to sell loads of them - because the price is now fab. It's buttons compared to 24 months ago.

Take it easy, these guys are the "goodies", they've made car sat nav truely granny proof and clearly by their measurable success priced correctly for mass market appeal.

Snowey Froggie

PS: USB voltage is standard for charging (ie any stuff charged via USB lead like iPod, Nuv, etc)
Re: Garmin Nuvi 250w AC and IPod charging
08 January, 2008 18:34
Hi Paul
Personally I think they have very little use to the average driver who drives to and from work every day and does the supermarket run at the weekends.
I lived in the pale most of my life, but since getting sat nav in the car I now find my way around much easier and use routes and back streets I didn't know existed especially in rush hour - when you can just turn off a blocked road and zig zag down tiny streets some with little or no traffic. I find it fab even in my home town, and have almost stopped using the M50 as a result winking smiley City traffic much more predictable, M50 at the mo during works is "wooo boy" mad! The time saved is the justification for me.

Noel
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