Has anyone used a TOMTOM hard wire kit ?

yellowdog88 Registered Users Posts: 3
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This is the item but I cant find it on the TomTom website !

It is also available on ebay with same MPN ,

Looking for advise on where you connect it too in terms of the battery /power supply.

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  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,011
    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 party Mismatched Charger Adapters won't run and charge the device at the same time
    See... It's not simply a power thing.....

    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)

    (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 Cars USB port, checked the connection status it reports 'Connected over USB' --> 'GPRS (SIM) Disconnected'

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • yellowdog88
    yellowdog88 Registered Users Posts: 3
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    Hi YamFazMan
    Thanks for the welcome .
    FYI , I have had a tomtom for years and always use the Tomtom supplied cable and Tomtom supplied Power Adapter.
    but what i was looking for was a way to connect my GO 6000 in a more permanent way with less cables drapped around and therefore having a tidier car/dashboard area .
    I have done this with my next base dash cam with a genuine kit that they sell that connects directly to the fuse board and was hoping to do the same with my TomTom .
    The kit is sold as a TomTom item .
    If you check the amazon listing it says made by TomTom , as does the ebay listing with both having the same MPN: L133835.
    What I am asking
    1) is this a genuine TomTom item ?
    2) and if so how easy is it to fit ?