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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
I recently looked for a solution to a similar problem. I think if you Google around for a power adapter for car and airplane you'll come across some that have a cigarette adapter that terminates in a mini-usb.
Make sure you know what your Garmin's input voltage is supposed to be and look for that. Garmin may have something, but it will be ~40; a generic car charger for a Motorola Razor might be another alternative, and it will be ~$10. Again, make sure you match the voltage - you don't want to fry the Garmin.
I ran a fused 14 ga wire from my battery up to the fairing and installed a cigarette socket in the fairing. It's semi-reliable (the plug of the Garmin adapter vibrates out sometimes). Better reliability would be had using a Powerlet, but you would have to rig up your own voltage adapter.
I'm eventually going to hardwire my Garmin adapter into my electrical system. You might look at doing that, too.
Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 02-25-2009 at 09:16 AM.