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    gps connector on 09 rt

    hi didn't really see this in any searches,does the connector under the instrument panel only put out 5 volts for the gps? haven't had time to find mine and check with voltmeter,hopefully one of the pros will know!
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    12V -- my Zumo 660 took the 12V input to the Garmin cradle with no issues.
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    Likewise my Zumo 550.

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    on a nuvi 265 which i'm using i'm pretty sure they only take 5 volts to operate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAVAGAIL View Post
    hi didn't really see this in any searches,does the connector under the instrument panel only put out 5 volts for the gps? haven't had time to find mine and check with voltmeter,hopefully one of the pros will know!
    thanks
    I think you mean 5 amps perhaps?

    The GPS connector on the RT can easily power any GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Mac View Post
    I think you mean 5 amps perhaps?

    The GPS connector on the RT can easily power any GPS.
    Nope - 5 volts is the standard voltage for the mini-USB connection on the recent Garmins. The cradle will accept a 12V input. Whether this is converted into 5V in the cradle or the Zumo, I don't know (I assume it's in the Zumo).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mneblett View Post
    Nope - 5 volts is the standard voltage for the mini-USB connection on the recent Garmins. The cradle will accept a 12V input. Whether this is converted into 5V in the cradle or the Zumo, I don't know (I assume it's in the Zumo).
    Cool. I didn't know this. Those wires on the BMW GPS "repair" connector are really small.

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