Garmin - Vehicle Charger - Black

Get where you're going without running out of power with this Garmin vehicle charger. The 12V charger is compatible with a range of Garmin Nuvi GPS models to deliver you from doorstep to doorstep without having to ask for directions. This Garmin vehicle charger plugs easily into your car's auxiliary power port.
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    • Garmin Vehicle Charger

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (963 out of 994)

    Features


    Compatible with select Garmin devices

    To provide a steady charge.

    Built-in cable

    Ensures that you always can quickly connect your device.

    Mini USB interface

    Offers simple connection to a variety of devices.


    Customer rating

    4.7
    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works great, sale price made it do-able for me

      Posted
      Dynamicbrakeman
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Had been looking at a replacement 12 volt car power adapter for a Garmin nuvi 205w GPS that had been given to me by friend who was replacing it with a newer model GPS. The electric conductors in the power cable had become frayed and apparently actually broken at the USB plug end so no power was getting into the GPS and the nuvi was unusable for her. The strain relief molded into the USB plug had actually broken from the constant the bending the cable undergoes when the GPS is being transferred from car to car in a multi car family or into a purse or briefcase and its breakage had facilitated the conductor breakage. The model number of the original 12volt adapter, the one that came with the nuvi 205w, was model 00239-24. Best Buy has for a long time stocked Garmin branded accessories so that was the first place I headed. But, when I priced the replacement adapter it was around twenty five dollars or more – not worth it for me for this older nuvi 205w GPS with its outdated maps. Recently one of the sale e-mails I get from Best Buy featured a Garmin 12 volt vehicle power cable adapter at a sale price that was ten dollars less. I called Garmin customer service and they confirmed the Best Buy unit on sale would work for my nuvi 205w so I bought it it. It works fine. Here are some of the differences between it and the older one it replaces: Part number of the new unit is 00239-70. The new unit is slightly shorter, by ¼”, than the original., the pilot light/power up indicator on the new one is a small blue light on the top of the plug-in adapter while on the older model it was a light with a lens that wrapped around from the top to the back end of the plug-in and was thus visible from more angles.. Output specs are stated as a range on the new unit The fuse will require a wide blade screwdriver or a smallish needle-nose plier used as a 2-prong wrench to replace. A molded in lock on/lock off and an arrow in the tip of the device help with replacement though it would have been helpful if the box containing the new adapter contained a printed instruction sheet for further directions. On the older unit the fuse was replaceable by unscrewing a finger-turnable retention ring. One improvement on the new model – the spring for the fuse, way down at the bottom of the fuse channel, seems to have been given some sort of retention so it does not shoot out unexpectedly and get lost somewhere in the room when the fuse is removed. The strain relief on the back end of the adapter has been redesigned – for the better it seems – it is not as rigid as the one on the older unit. The strain relief at the USB plug end however is only slightly redesigned from the prior failure-prone design and may eventually facilitate power cable breakage when the plastic hardens with age, as did the original. But, to repeat the new unit. P/N 00239-70, works fine – the nuvi 205w is back in operation and I’ve used the vehicle power cable to power it on several trips into the city and back.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful Item that is better than the Original

      Posted
      Darcy1799
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The original car charger that came with my Garmin Nuvi GPS unit broke into pieces one day while I was plugging it in. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to find a replacement for this somewhat old unit (at least 5 years old, probably more). I searched online and found a lot of car chargers but I didn’t know if they would work on my Nuvi. On the Best Buy site, I read the questions others had submitted and in the answers an expert said it would fit my Nuvi. I purchased it and it works perfectly. This unit even has a blue light to let you know it is working. My original didn’t have that so you couldn’t be sure your unit was being charged or just using battery. I was very glad to be able to get this from a brick and mortar store because I’ve had bad luck in the past from ordering on line from other stores and getting a product that doesn’t match the description. Not only was this the correct product, but it was the best price as well. This is s genuine Garmin product which I prefer. I’m very happy I can keep using my old GPS with this beautiful new charging cord.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Saved me from having to purchase a new Garmin!

      Posted
      TwiceJ
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      I went to Best Buy to do a price comparison on a new GPS because my connection to it was frayed. I purchased a new cord from Garmin and it still kept going out. I recently moved and really need my GPS!!! A fantastic salesman came over and I was asking questions about a new Garmin that was going to cost me about $200. I told him why I needed a new Garmin and had brought in my cord. He knew exactly what I needed to make it work. He brought my Garmin and another cord to the Geek Squad and came back and said this one works perfect!!! It connects to the bottom of my Garmin. Total cost after price comparision...... $16.99!!! He saved me so much money and it works FANTASTIC! I love Best Buy!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Used it for Magellan

      Posted
      PaulS
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My Charger stopped working for my Magellan GPS. Best Buy had only the Garmin Brand Charger at the time of purchase. I brought my GPS to the store to guarantee the fit of the plug. The plug end fit, however the molded plastic head that attaches to the charger did not fit in my Magellan Car Window Holder. Simply by using a wood file on the GPS Holder cable slot, I was able to retrofit this charger in less than a minute to fit my Magellan. Indicator lights up blue and it works perfect.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Keeps restarting my GPS during use

      Posted
      MacD
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I don't know why but this keeps restarting my GPS whenever I am en route to my destination, ESPECIALLY when I'm less than a minute away from my destination. This can add 15 min. or more to my arrival time because I can end up going so many different ways when I'm still on the highway or near multiple intersections. Why does it keep restarting my GPS? I can't reach my destination without it restarting my GPS at least three times.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        GarminProductExpert

        Normally this problem occurs when the software is not up-to-date or a corrupt file is stored somewhere on the device. To troubleshoot this further please contact Garmin.com/support. -LB Garmin

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I loved it

      Posted
      Gabybond
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have been looking for this product everywhere and kept asking, until I happened to be in Best Buy Store on Rt. 7 (Boca Raton) when the Gentleman at the entrance asked if he can help me. Much to my surprise, he called someone and told him to help me. I was so glad to find this product and, instead of buying one, I bought two, so I can secure a reserve or I can keep one in my car and one at home. GOD BLESS BEST BUY AND ALL ITS ASSOCIATES. Gabybond

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Nice Vehicle Charger

      Posted
      DaveB
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      This Garmin Vehicle Charger is a nice charger for your Garmin GPS unit. I bought this charger for a second vehicle that I own and as a backup charger in case the original charger that came with the GPS unit breaks. The charger works fine to power the unit but please note that it doesn't have the capability to pick up live traffic updates. If you want live traffic updates, you'll have to get a different charger (Garmin TA20) that Best Buy doesn't sell.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Actual Garmin Accessory - works perfectly!

      Posted
      Rick
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is an actual Garmin power device/charger. It works perfectly with my Drive 60. All of the functions that came with the GPS from the box work with this device. I bought it so that I could have two set-ups in two vehicles, and the only thing I have to do was move the Garmin itself to have navigation in either car.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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