Keeping your TomTom plugged in?

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  1. ghoticov

    ghoticov

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    Is there anyone that basically leaves their TomTom plugged in all the time? I am wondering if this is an ok practice?

    Anytime my TomTom is connected to my laptop, it is plugged into (charging). Anytime I am in my car, my windshield mount is always plugged in. So basically my 510 never goes without being plugged in and charging.

    Does anyone else do this?
     
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    Maybe this thread will help you - Link.
     
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    I don't personally do this, but there's no harm.
     
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    Thanks! Yep, it helped.

    I did a search and did not find that topic so thanks for that!

    From what I gather in that thread, what I am doing is just fine. My guess is my batter rarely goes under 90% charge because I go from the house (where it is charging) to the car (where it is charging), then repeat everyday. LOL
     
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    Same here, it's rarely not charging when I have my TT1 with me. The only time I don't have it charging is when I take it with me downtown.
     
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    I would recommend using the battery every couple of months to keep it in good working order. I find if you don't use it for long long periods of time they tend not to last as long on a full charge (half life). But if you could live with out the battery at all there would be no difference.
     
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    ONce and awhile using it while not having it charged is 'healthy' as your are so called giving the battery its 'exercise' (lack of a better term).
     
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