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can i hook up my gps charger to where my battery is supose to be Answered

i have a junk gps that dont charge anymore so i have been playing around with it trying to hardwire the charger into it is there a way i can hook the charger straight to my battery? the battery is 5v and i wana put it in my car wich is 12v obviously.... im new to this so is there someone who can explain what to do and why? if i need more info just tell me and ill find it out

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thaCrab
thaCrab

8 years ago

i hard wired a cell ph charger into my dash of my car , I used a cheap cigarette plug charger, can be mounted / hidden anywhere, use some tape & hot glue to water proof and have fun !

car charger 12v in 5v out

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

8 years ago

Did your GPS unit have some sort of power cable or USB cable to run off of the cigarette lighter for external power? If you only have a wallwart plug in charger, you may want to get an inverter that plugs into the cigarette lighter and gives you the standard wall outlet to plug into.

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mastermindrs
mastermindrs

Reply 8 years ago

It is actually going on a dirtbike if i can get it to work so I don't have alot of room and I just want to hardwire it in the GPS cause I have a new one and I'm just trying to mess around to see if i can do it

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

still strap on an inverter, maybe http://www.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/power-inverters/200-watt-continuous-power-inverter-66967.html