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Two questions: #1 Will the unit run w/o being plugged in (if

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Two questions: #1 Will the unit run w/o being plugged in (if has been charged? #2 Can I plug the charger into the cigarette light on my 1996 Camry since it is to old to have the plug in they have now. Thanks
JA: What's the make/model of your GPS unit? How old is it?
Customer: Back in a minute. I have to run downstairs and get it.
JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.
Customer: I have a "Drive 50" that I bought this July.
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: I ran downstairs to get the GPS. Otherwise I don't think I hit any keys on my computer.
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: This is it. I figured these were pretty easy questions for you. Do I need to go elsewhere for the answers?
JA: Anything else you want the GPS expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thank you.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Greg A. replied 10 months ago.

Hello & Welcome to Just Answer,

Sorry to hear of any issues you may have with your device.

A couple of questions before I address the questions:

1) Can you CONFIRM that this is a Garmin Drive 50?

2) Was this device purchased as NEW?

3) Do you still have the original package this device came in?


Expert:  Greg A. replied 10 months ago.

Hi again,

I see it has been a few days and I just wanted to follow up to see if you have any more questions concerning this issue or if the issue was resolved?

I only ask because I have not seen a response to my first questions.

BUT, assuming this is a NEW unit with all the original contents, the answers to your questions are:

1) Yes, the unit will run (if charged) when it is not plugged in. BUT, that run time is LIMITED (up to 1 hour), as these devices are intended to be connected to the vehicle power adapter.

2) You should have received a vehicle power adapter - that connects to a standard vehicle power socket (cigarette lighter socket).

I look forward to any further questions or results that you may have.

Thanks, ***** *****
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