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    Is it possible to wire in a TomTom 1 for in-car charging without using the standard lead i.e. cig lighter socket to USB port. If so where can you get the cable from (presume it would need mini USB one end and bare wires on the other?)?

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    What input voltage does the TomTom 1 take? If it's less than 12V then you couldn't just snip off the cig lighter socket from the normal lead and hard wire it in as you'll end up feeding the TomTom 12V. If it does take 12V then that's a start, but I don't know if the cig lighter socket in that lead soes any other stuff - smoothing, filtering etc.

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    just had a look on the tom tomwebsite and it apprears they dont list that part as yet chap .... maybe give it a month or 2 to get it up and running



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    I dismantled my cigarette lighter, took the pin and side spring bits out and soldered wires in their place to hook it up to 12v on the car.

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    That sounds like a good idea Andy. Any chance of a 'how to' populated with some photos?

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    Is anyone running a TomTom 1 in a Vectra 'C'? Just wondered if you could post a photo of where you have it fitted and what the cable looks like (i.e. running from the unit to the lighter socket). Just not keen on having a cable training down the front of the dash after just tidily sorting out the wiring for my Snooper.

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    Here's another one! How about buying and fitting a cig lighter accessory socket (the type that you can get to fit to older cars with no socket fitted i.e. cig lighter at one end and two wires at the other) hidden behind the dash (wired in as per Snooper lead is at present) and plugging the TomTom into that also, obviously with its cable hidden behind the dash?

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    That would be better than my way, as you could still use the charger in the ciggy socket on other cars if needed.

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    Nip down to Maplins and get one of these, just solder the wires into the socket and your good to go :

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...rette&doy=7m10

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    Good link Andy, that looks like the way to go. thanks. JR

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