Please can you advise ?

D_King14
D_King14 Registered Users Posts: 3
Apprentice Seeker
edited December 2021 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
My GO Premium X just shows empty red battery and will not charge in car or via computer. I have tried buying new leads/charger with no success. The device will not work even if switched on attached to the computer. I am trying to engage with TOMTOM support by email but this is taking so long and advice is often to charge the device-which I cannot do. The device is less than 2 years old

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  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,829
     Superuser
    Hi
    @D_King14
    Welcome to the site....
    The Previous NAV4 and Latest (NAV5 Wi-Fi) devices are quite power hungry and can go into "Power saving mode" if not supplied with enough power....
    Are you using the Tomtom supplied cable and Tomtom supplied Power Adapter
    The Charger Adapter and USB Cable supplied by Tomtom WILL run and charge the device at the same time

    Many 3rd parties Mismatched Charger Adapters won't run and charge the device at the same time
    See... It's not simply a power thing.....
    https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/comment/1182024/#Comment_1182024
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    When the device is In use, they are designed to be always connected to a power supply
    The Tomtom supplied Power Adapter is rated at 5Volts 1.2Amps
    Even after you have recharged the device externally via a mains' charger, when in use in the vehicle, they will still require being connected to a Tomtom supplied Power Adapter (Or a proven suitable 3rd party Power adapter)
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    (1)... Do NOT attach them to a dashboard USB port in your vehicle as they normally only supply 500mAmp (0.5Amp) and are for data transfer and not supplying power: See... Note (1) & (2)

    (2)... Using a NONE Tomtom 3rd party underpowered or a mismatched cigarette lighter charger can cause the device to go into Power Saving Mode: See... Note (1)

    (3)... On the Models with a built-in SIM, the reduction of power to the SIM can cause the dropping of the traffic info: Note (3)

    Note (1)... At an (Undisclosed) percentage of battery discharge, the device will try to save its power requirements by dimming the screen and eventually powers off the device... Devices with a built-in SIM Card may also lose Live Traffic services
    Note (2)... A dashboard USB port can also fool a NAV4 Device into entering 'Updating Mode' and display the Connected to your Computer splash screen
    Note (3)... I tried connecting my Tomtom GO 6200 to my Car's USB port, checked the connection status it reports 'Connected over USB' --> 'GPRS (SIM) Disconnected'

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • D_King14
    D_King14 Registered Users Posts: 3
    Apprentice Seeker
    Yes I am using a TOMTOM adapter and recently bought a new one in case that was the problem