What is 'charging station'?

Lost_Sole
Lost_Sole Registered Users Posts: 7
Master Traveler
I seem to be being offered this when I go in to 'updates', and I have no idea what it is or whether I should want it? Any info appreciated.

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  • Silberpfeil
    Silberpfeil Registered Users Posts: 413
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    Charging stations for electric cars!

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  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,960
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    edited January 2021 Answer ✓
    Hi @Lost_Sole

    If you do not have an Electric Car then you will not need the Charger Stations as they are where you can recharge the Electric cars.

    If you have an Electric Car and download the Charger Stations files to your TT unit then you can choose the Types of `Charging Places ( Stations) you want to be advised about which will be suitable for the Car you have as there are different types of Charger connections.

    Doug
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,015
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    Hi
    @Lost_Sole
    A 'Charging Station' is the Electric Vehicle equivalent of a 'Petrol Station' ;)

    ATB YFM
  • Silberpfeil
    Silberpfeil Registered Users Posts: 413
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    Hi,

    Sorry, I tryed to answer with a picture because my english is far from good, so I dont like to write long texts (with misspellings). :)
    I had a feeling that my answer would not be clearly enough...

    I think, that you should download this update. You have thousands of POI-s on your device, so why not the charging stations too...
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,960
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    Hi @Lost_Sole

    If you download the Charger Station Poi's downloaded to your Tomtom Device you can choose at any time whether or not you want the individual positions displayed on the map.

    Doug
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,015
     Superuser
    edited January 2021 Answer ✓
    Hi
    @Lost_Sole
    Is this the Icon that's messing up your Map view....
    If 'Yes' The 2Pin plug Icon is the 'Charging Station' Icon....

    3d1lnmohytch.jpg
    To stop the Charging Stations being displayed on the Driving Map....
    Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Setting --> Appearance --> Show POI Lists on the Map....
    Set Charging Station to Hide....

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM

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  • Silberpfeil
    Silberpfeil Registered Users Posts: 413
    Exalted Navigator
    Answer ✓
    Charging stations for electric cars!

    kbcrquw9pp0w.jpg



  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,015
     Superuser
    edited January 2021
    Hi
    @Lost_Sole
    Welcome to the site....
    If you do not need the Charging Station displayed... Don't tick the box to update for the Charging Stations....
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    To stop the Charging Stations being displayed on the Driving Map....
    Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Setting --> Appearance --> Show POI Lists on the Map....
    Set Charging Station to Hide.....
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    You can try asking Support to remove the Charging Stations download from your account ???
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  • Lost_Sole
    Lost_Sole Registered Users Posts: 7
    Master Traveler
    Thank you for your answer. Unfortunately I still don't know what it is, or whether I want it, and that is in spite of looking around the main TomTom site a bit.

    Search engines are not much use, as they seem to throw up irrelevant things which have something to do with 'charging' and 'station', but not this charging station.
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,960
    Superuser
    edited January 2021 Answer ✓
    Hi @Lost_Sole

    If you do not have an Electric Car then you will not need the Charger Stations as they are where you can recharge the Electric cars.

    If you have an Electric Car and download the Charger Stations files to your TT unit then you can choose the Types of `Charging Places ( Stations) you want to be advised about which will be suitable for the Car you have as there are different types of Charger connections.

    Doug
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,015
     Superuser
    Answer ✓
    Hi
    @Lost_Sole
    A 'Charging Station' is the Electric Vehicle equivalent of a 'Petrol Station' ;)

    ATB YFM
  • Lost_Sole
    Lost_Sole Registered Users Posts: 7
    Master Traveler
    Thank you for your answers.

    I now realise Silberpfeil's answer was helpful, though when I first saw it, I though he was being sarky, 'amusingly' showing a picture of something else with a similar name.

    Sorry.
  • Silberpfeil
    Silberpfeil Registered Users Posts: 413
    Exalted Navigator
    Answer ✓
    Hi,

    Sorry, I tryed to answer with a picture because my english is far from good, so I dont like to write long texts (with misspellings). :)
    I had a feeling that my answer would not be clearly enough...

    I think, that you should download this update. You have thousands of POI-s on your device, so why not the charging stations too...
  • Lost_Sole
    Lost_Sole Registered Users Posts: 7
    Master Traveler
    Well, if they make the map 'messier' in the way that petrol stations do, it is a step too far.
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,960
    Superuser
    Answer ✓
    Hi @Lost_Sole

    If you download the Charger Station Poi's downloaded to your Tomtom Device you can choose at any time whether or not you want the individual positions displayed on the map.

    Doug
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,015
     Superuser
    edited January 2021 Answer ✓
    Hi
    @Lost_Sole
    Is this the Icon that's messing up your Map view....
    If 'Yes' The 2Pin plug Icon is the 'Charging Station' Icon....

    3d1lnmohytch.jpg
    To stop the Charging Stations being displayed on the Driving Map....
    Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Setting --> Appearance --> Show POI Lists on the Map....
    Set Charging Station to Hide....

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • Lochfrass
    Lochfrass Posts: 18,072
     Superuser
    Hi,

    Sorry, I tryed to answer with a picture because my english is far from good, so I dont like to write long texts (with misspellings). :)
    @Silberpfeil
    But hey, you try it to help so good as you can. And only that counts. 👍