VIA 1530M, charging or not?

DorisPar
DorisPar Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited December 2021 in Devices using MyDrive Connect
How can you tell if it is charging, and will it charge from a computer or does it have to be in the auto?

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  • Niall
    Niall Posts: 11,115
    Superuser
    @DorisPar

    Are you using a USB port in your vehicle?
    As the USB ports in your vehicle provides only 0.5Amps whereas your device should have 1.2Amps to run AND charge the battery. With a vehicle USB port the reduced power means that the device tries to save it's power requirements by dimming the screen, reducing power to the SIM thus dropping traffic info, and, as you have found out, it then sleeps.
    Try plugging the original cable into the original cigarette lighter charger, does it then keep sleeping?
  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,943
     Superuser
    DorisPar wrote:
    How can you tell if it is charging, and will it charge from a computer or does it have to be in the auto?
    You may want to post this in the correct forum to get more attention. This is a forum specifically for the Touch activity tracking devices.

    I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.