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Where to buy a Garmin car charger

Garmin are one of the most popular sat nav manufacturers, so their car chargers are readily available. They are sold in a variety of shops from car parts retailers like Halfords to supermarkets like Tesco. They are also available online and directly from the manufacturer. This article will thus show you where to buy a Garmin car charger.

Internet

Garmin store The vehicle power cable can be bought directly from the manufacturer who sells them along with a host of other accessories at Garmin.com. Delivery is between one and three business days. Amazon Savings can often be made if you check the web. Amazon sells over 100 different Garmin sat navs and the accessories to support them. There are deals to be had on Amazon as the site contains third party sellers. They make up 40 per cent of the website’s sales and this competition can lead to reduced prices.

Vehicle power cables

Various vehicle power cables are on sale. Each is compatible with a different range of machines, so it’s best to check compatibility through the Garmin site before you purchase. If you find a charger on another site and its part number is quoted, you can get a list of compatible machines by searching the website by part number. Vehicle power cable with PC interface This is a little more expensive than the vehicle power cable, but it has extra functionality. Users can link their device to a PC to transfer routes and way-points they have created on their computer. Downloadable maps from Mapsource can also be transferred to the device, which can charge through any 12V receptacle.

Garmin hand-held devices

The in-car charger isn’t only designed to power in-car sat navs, it can also be used with eMap. This is a small and light portable sat nav device which is designed to replace maps. It uses the same software that is installed on the in-car sat navs, so it can also be used for road navigation. Using the in-car charger provides the device with power whilst you drive, which helps to preserve the battery life.

Final word

There are other chargers on the market that are designed to power Garmin sat navs, but they aren't worth considering because they can be unreliable and are not much cheaper. No matter which seller you buy them from, all official Garmin chargers come with a 12-month UK manufacturer's warranty.

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