07-05-2012 12:48 PM
I recently bought a Start 25 and also a plug for charging it in a power point. I cannot see an indicator that shows whether it needs charging. The only thing is a black line at the bottom with a little white bit at one end. I charged in a power point for over 2 hours and the line didn't change. Where should I be looking?
07-05-2012 12:57 PM
you'll only have a status of the remaining charge of your device's battery while not having it connected to a power source. Then you'll find a small battery symbol in the left bottom corner of your device's display. It'll show different colours.
Still the symbol shows the same symptoms as that on mobile phones. It'll stay in the green area for a long time and then show a rapid decreasing of the remaining charge.
Usually the device is completely charged latest after having left it charging for 4 hours after it had been completely discharged. Still I recommend never completely discharging the battery as that'll damage it as it is a Li-ion battery. Therefore it won't suffer from the memory effect.
There is no indication as to what stage the device is already charged when it is connected to an external power supply.
07-05-2012 02:54 PM
Thanks Lupus1. I tried to turn on the satnav to check, but now it won't turn on. I then plugged it into a power point, but it still won't turn on. I had successfully turned it on earlier, but hadn't fiddled with it, just looked at it and then turned it off again. Any ideas?
07-05-2012 03:03 PM
07-05-2012 06:20 PM
My computer says that the satnav is not connected, so I assume the charging cable is not working and that probably means my satnav is flat. I will try it in the car via the car cable and the cigarette lighter, but my journeys are mostly very short, However, it may show me whether it is the cable or not.
Thanks for your advice. I'm going on holiday on Saturday and the satnav would probably have conked out (gone flat) near the start of the journey.
21-08-2013 06:06 PM
I cannot find the battery indicator as you describe above, unconnected or connected to power source. I have a Start 4ET03. Do you have any other ideas? I really need to be able to monitor battery charge as my car outlet does not work, and I charge the TomTom at home. I did see an indicator for a minute while it was charging from a wall socket, but now I can't find it again. Also, the charging indicator kept indicating that it was charging after 12 hours, which I suspect is not true. Yes? No?
21-08-2013 06:16 PM
What model exactly do you have? See here to identify:
The older models would only show a small battery icon in the driving view. Green for fully or almost fully charged. Changed to amber when about 50% full and red for <20% (or thereabouts).
Yes, it's normal to see 'charging' even if the unit is fully charged after many hours connected to a computer or AC charger.
You'll not see a 'fully charged' message.