Power cord for GO740 Live


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Ok, so I used the included power cord to semi-hardwire my 740 into DC power. Now my backup GPS is dead and I have a trip to Bethesda...new territory.

Can I use a regular USB power cable with the 740 mount if I don't mind sacrificing RDS traffic?

Thanks.
 
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Go520,720,XL Live, Start60,Go940,950,1000,1005,New500,New5000
Yes.
Any reasonable quality USB to mini-USB lead should work fine with the TomTom accessory USB cigarette lighter adapter.

A USB power supply for another device (such as a phone) should power the TomTom OK, but will not charge the battery very fast or well.
 
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I have a 5vdc 2A USB port charger for my tablet. Hoepfully that should work.

Thanks.
 
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That should be absolutely fine. TT chargers used to be rated at 2 Amps, but the recent ones are not as pokey.
 

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