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Old 05-12-2008, 09:01 PM   #1
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My GPS is charged/powered via a mini-USB connector. I'd like to hardwire one to the car. I plan to use the cigarette lighter wiring. Can I just use any old PC mini-USB cable, or does it have to be one of those car charger ones with the mini-USB connector on it that I'll hack up?
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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You need a cigarette lighter one because usb is 5 volts and your car runs on 12. I had the same problem a while ago so I found an old phone charger for a motorola slvr which charges by mini usb then took that apart and lengthened the wires, ran them under the lining up to the roof where my gps was.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:20 PM   #3
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You need a cigarette lighter one because usb is 5 volts and your car runs on 12. I had the same problem a while ago so I found an old phone charger for a motorola slvr which charges by mini usb then took that apart and lengthened the wires, ran them under the lining up to the roof where my gps was.
GPS up by the roof, never thought of that... Thanks for the help, I'll see what I can scrounge up on ebay or elsewhere. Which part of the adapter did you hack up?
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