Using Alternative USB Leads


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I'm a 'virgin' TomTom owner so didn't really know what to expect. I was a bit concerned when reading the user manual for my new GO 6100 and seeing the number of warnings about only using the supplied USB lead with the device as others might not work. I never take anything at face value and I couldn't believe there was anything special about the supplied cable ... and besides I wanted to leave it connected in the car, I didn't want to have to keep removing it every time I needed to connect it to my workstation indoors.

My Kindle reader's lead has the same USB Micro B connector on the end so I gave it a try and it works perfectly without any apparent compromise to transfer speeds. :)

A word of caution though before you go trying any leads you might have. Make absolutely sure it has the identical connector as the TT supplied one. There are different shapes of small USB connectors so don't go trying to jam any old lead in without checking carefully or you could damage the TomTom's socket.
 
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The microUSB is a universal standard. The mini USB from the NAV2 devices is really to big to jam into a micro outlet.
If the device is kept running while plugged in to the PC it must be made sure the PC outlet delivers the right amperage else the battery will run down, even though plugged in.
 

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The only difference for your 6100 is that it probably comes with a rather rare right angle version of the connector -- which can be handy depending upon how your wiring runs.
 
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The only difference for your 6100 is that it probably comes with a rather rare right angle version of the connector -- which can be handy depending upon how your wiring runs.
Yes I agree that probably is the only difference. It's quite a tight fit and not easy to remove from the mount once it's in place on the dashboard so it's nice to find that I can use an alternative lead at home and leave the original in place in the car.
 
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