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Sat / Nav Power Circuit Question
« on: May 26, 2015, 01:46:29 am »
I received a Garmin Nuvi 255 that I will install on my 2013 TT.  The draw by this unit is 5 amps.  It appears the sat/nav circuit is rated at 10 amps.  Since my Galaxy S5 does not fit in the glove box, I am considering connecting my phone (3 amp draw) to the same circuit to recharge the battery.  I would still like to use the phone via Bluetooth.  I understand the sat/nav circuit is designed to avoid interference.  I am seeking clarification on two points:
1.  Will the sat / nav circuit handle the additional load of my phone?
2.  Will the addition of the phone cause interference on this circuit?

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Re: Sat / Nav Power Circuit Question
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2015, 06:43:26 am »
*Originally Posted by szwillys [+]
I received a Garmin Nuvi 255 that I will install on my 2013 TT.  The draw by this unit is 5 amps.
What makes you think it draws 5 amps??

Even 0.5 amps would be high for a GPS current draw. You better double check that! And then we can go on from there.

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Re: Sat / Nav Power Circuit Question
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 09:20:37 am »
Apparently a typical GPS is between 400 & 800 mA

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Re: Sat / Nav Power Circuit Question
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 09:55:44 am »
*Originally Posted by neojynx [+]
Apparently a typical GPS is between 400 & 800 mA

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And that will probably be with the screen brightness turned up to the max!

But 5 amps is way out of line for any GPS unit.

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