17-10-2011 03:45 PM
Therefore you'll have to know something about batteries and charging functionalities:
I always charge my device before starting on a trip via my computer. If it is a longer trip I always connect my device to my car charger before turning it on.
If I don't plan a trip I disconnect the device from my computer and connect it usually once a week to receive map share updates as well as the new GPSfix file. At those times I leave the device connected to my computer for about 2 hours to get it recharged.
18-10-2011 03:11 PM
I agree. The worst is to leave it discharged for any length of time.
19-01-2012 10:41 PM
if you're charging your device via your computer's USB port it'll take up to 4 hours to charge completely depending on the remaining charge before connecting the device to your computer and whether you leave the device turned off or turn it on.
I found no specific option so far to see how much charge is left in detail. I just connect the device once a week for about 4 hours and use the car charger every time I use the device as well.
As the device's use Li-ion batteries there's no memory effect to fear. Only completely discharging the battery will damage it.
19-01-2012 11:26 PM
01-07-2012 12:43 AM
Can some one help me?
when i charge my Tom Tom when off there is not battery come up so how do you know if it has charged?
Or does it have to be on and then when do you know its fulluy charged?
My old GPS used to show hte battery and give a full green battery when done
05-07-2012 05:06 AM
It is better (quicker) to charge with it turned off. When you turn it on and disconnected from charger, touch the lower right corner and you will see your battery status.
04-09-2012 11:25 PM
Why isn't my Tomtom re-charging ? Just purchased less than one week ago and have tried charging it on my computer for several hours. Doesn't seem like it wants to charge..any suggestions?
05-09-2012 04:03 AM
How do you know it is not charging? Does it not start up? Will it charge in your car? You should keep it plugged in to your car while driving at all times. If you have IQ Routes, that will not work unless plugged in.
When plugged in to your computer, is the green light on the bottom of your TT lit? If not, you are not getting power. If you are getting power, the charge goes quicker if the TT is turned off.