Using GO 950 Live Charger Cable with TomTom 6100


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TomTom 6100 has one charging cable, so would need to carry it from the car to a computer.

Is it safe for the 6100 to use the cable from a GO 950 Live to charge it in the car?
 
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You can try it. Doesn't the 6100 connect to a mount in the car and the cable connects to the mount?
 
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The cable connects to the mount.

The 6100 also has a socket same as the mount for connecting to a computer but what a faff having to remove the cable to use in different situations
 

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Well, it should work then. But make sure you are using the cig lighter outlet in the car, not a usb port. That doesn't provide sufficient power (.5A is all it provides) to do the job required.
 
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Thanks for the replies

Will try the 6100 lead with the 950 for an hour and if it hasn't melted will swap.
 

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That 950 cable should work perfectly well.
what you do not want to do, is to leave the device in the cradle and the attach the cable to the PC.
 
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Saw about the cradle, which is odd as the 950 has a charging dock which is basically a cradle?
 

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Have a look at the different connections between the two.

The actual USB socket is the same for both but on the 6100 the plug powers the multi connector.
 
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Different size mini USB so 10 GBP for cable to use with computer, too much of a faff otherwise.
 

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I think the only difference is that one is a right angle micro USB connector and the other is a straight one. If it fits, it works, provided the current source is adequate.
 
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Hmmm.. I'd swear that the 950 vehicle dock does use a mini, not a micro. The 6100 certainly uses a micro. I'm confused.
 
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950 has plug in centre and 6100 has plug on right, the compact charger from the local shop came with cables with both types

 
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