Is there an external power supply for the TomTom 930?

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    I noticed that my TomTom 930 did not come with an external power supply. Apparently the 930 can only be recharged via a USB port. Checking TomTom accessories, there does not appear to be an external wall plug power source.

    Does anyone know if such an item exists? If so where can I get it?

    Tom Casselman
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    It's also charged by the car charger.

    Some use external power ac adaptors from their cell phones that have the appropriate connector.
     
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    Marc, I think the second link you provided will not work with the OP's model (930) but thanks for posting them. Others will benefit from the information, too!
     
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    We have one of the igloo 12v coolers with the 110 - 12v trasformer. I just use that transformer with cigarette lighter cord to charge in the house.
     
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    Possibly,

    but since they use the same car charger, I think it could work. ( may not be the best choice )

    because the second one doesn't have the base / dock that holds the TT GO models upright.



    car charger link just for reference
    http://www.tomtom.com/products/accessories/accessory.php?ID=432



    PSJ aka Marc


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    I think any USB charger capable of outputting 5 volts 2 amps will do. I have used chargers that came with my cell phone motorola outputting 0.5 amps and worked.
     
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    Considering the output of the average modern computer USB port is 500mA, I'd agree anything with a rated output above that would be useable...

    Places like Meritline sell AC-plugged or cigarette lighter power blocks rated at 5V, 1000mA ouput and with a USB connector jack that will accomodate the 930's cradle or another appropriate USB cable for less than $5...

    Ray :)

    Edit: Using one of these inexpensive car charger units with the appropriate USB cable does work, but apparently the TomTom 930 likes current and heats up this 1000mA accessory more than I like...to be safe I'll be picking up another fused TomTom OEM 5V/2A unit for my second vehicle...
     
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