TomTom Go Essential 6"

trogshome Registered Users Posts: 1
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I have just upgraded to the above model. Perusing the online manual it says that the cars USB port is not of sufficient power to charge the battery, whereas the supplied mini-manual clearly says plug it into the USB port.
Also on perusing the online manual it shows that a battery symbol indicates the state of charge of the battery, but can't find one of these symbols on my Go Essential.
Am I missing something and what's the answer. Anybody any ideas

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  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,167

    Tap the 4Dot (.... Menu) button... On the Menu Screen top right is a battery status Icon
    Charging... Displays when Connected to a Power supply
    Full Charge... Displays when Connected or Not Connected Power supply
    Half Charge... Displays when NOT Connected Power supply
    Low Battery... Displays when NOT Connected Power supply
    One of the worst things you can do to a Lithium battery is to run it flat so at a certain percentage of discharge (Unspecified)... The device will go into 'Power Saving Mode' the screen will dull, and the device will eventually turn itself off (Not Sleep)

    There is a Battery Status display available on the devices Status Screen
    Press and hold the on/off button until you hear a drum-roll sound Continue to hold the on/off button until the Black & White Status screen is shown.....
    If you are worrying about the device charging, you might consider one of these gadgets

    Simply plug the device into the USB socket and plug your lead into the USB Doctor, the device will display the Voltage and Power being used by your various USB devices
    I have one of each type they're only peanuts to buy, search Amazon/eBay for USB Doctor