TomTom Rider 550 charging from a 6 Volt battery

Robbie_HD
Robbie_HD Registered Users Posts: 2
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edited July 13 in RIDER
Will the TomTom Rider 550 charge if you connect it to a 6V battery?

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  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,158
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    Hi
    @Robbie_HD
    Sorry NO....
    Copy & paste from one of my earlier posts... The user wanted to use the Rider xx0 on an old Brit bike with 6volt electrics....

    My Brother-in-law is an Amateur Radio User....
    We used his Bench DC Power Supply (Variable voltage) to test my Rider 550 Mount

    The Rider 550 Fully Charged 100%
    Connected the Rider Mount to the Variable Power Supply Set to....
    12.5 Volts... Readings across the Pins on the Mount = 5.55 Volts
    With the Rider in Sleep Mode... I Clicked it onto the Mount
    The Rider Started up OK

    Also Tested the Mount at...12v,11v,10v,9v,8v,7v....
    Readings each time across the Pins on the Mount = 5.55 Volts
    With the Rider in Sleep Mode... I Clicked it onto the Mount at...12v,11v,10v,9v,8v,7v the Rider Started up OK each time

    At 6.0 Volts... Readings across the Pins on the Mount... Was more or less Zero (slightly varying but hovering around Zero)
    With the Rider in Sleep Mode... I Clicked it onto the Mount the Rider Would Not Start-Up

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • Robbie_HD
    Robbie_HD Registered Users Posts: 2
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    That is a pity, as I also have an old bike with 6V system. It may be charging a little over 6V while riding, so if 7V might do the trick who knows? Otherwise I will just have to charge it every night when on a trip.
    Thanks for your reply though.

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  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,158
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    Hi
    @Robbie_HD
    Sorry NO....
    Copy & paste from one of my earlier posts... The user wanted to use the Rider xx0 on an old Brit bike with 6volt electrics....

    My Brother-in-law is an Amateur Radio User....
    We used his Bench DC Power Supply (Variable voltage) to test my Rider 550 Mount

    The Rider 550 Fully Charged 100%
    Connected the Rider Mount to the Variable Power Supply Set to....
    12.5 Volts... Readings across the Pins on the Mount = 5.55 Volts
    With the Rider in Sleep Mode... I Clicked it onto the Mount
    The Rider Started up OK

    Also Tested the Mount at...12v,11v,10v,9v,8v,7v....
    Readings each time across the Pins on the Mount = 5.55 Volts
    With the Rider in Sleep Mode... I Clicked it onto the Mount at...12v,11v,10v,9v,8v,7v the Rider Started up OK each time

    At 6.0 Volts... Readings across the Pins on the Mount... Was more or less Zero (slightly varying but hovering around Zero)
    With the Rider in Sleep Mode... I Clicked it onto the Mount the Rider Would Not Start-Up

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • Robbie_HD
    Robbie_HD Registered Users Posts: 2
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    That is a pity, as I also have an old bike with 6V system. It may be charging a little over 6V while riding, so if 7V might do the trick who knows? Otherwise I will just have to charge it every night when on a trip.
    Thanks for your reply though.
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,158
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    Hi
    @Robbie_HD
    If you Google "Vintage Car 6 Volt up to 12 Volt converters"
    There are several different units available....
    I have never use one so I can't make a recommendation....

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • rypma
    rypma Registered Users Posts: 1
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    You can use a DC-DC converter commonly available on eBay or Amazon to convert 6V to 12V. Something like this: Boost Converter