1 ........+5V.........5 volts DC
2 .......data ........not connected / float
3 .......data ........not connected / float
X ....... ID ..........connected to pin 4 (GND) with 17.3K ohm resistor
4 .......GND ........ground
Standard 5 pin mini-USB
connector has pin X
connect to ground (pin 4)
through a 200K ohm resistor
(Note: The normal USB connector has only 4 pins, the mini-USB has 5 pins
To place Nuvi into charging mode, the 200K ohm resistor must be changed to 17.3K ohm.
(also successful with 22K ohm resistor
from Radio Shack, also a cheap 1/8W, 5%, 15k ohm resistor
will work just fine!)
Nuvi behavior depends on mini-USB plug connection.
(IMHO) it is like this:
pin X not connected
- data cable
, nuvi connects to PC as removable drive, navigation NOT possible
pin X & 4 short-circuited
- USB supply
500mA, possible navigation,
pin X & 4 connected through 18kOhm resistor
- Garmin supply 1A
, possible navigation.
pin X & 4
connected through 22kOhm resistor
- Garmin supply 500mA
, possible navigation
I personally modified a cable that connected pin X to pin 4 (shorted), and verified the 500 mA charge behavior as noted above.
requires 1000mA for simultaneous charging + GPS operation
[many 'generic' 12VDC-to-USB adapters output a maximum 500mA]
requires a resistor of at least 47K ohm for running in external power supply mode (100K ohm also works). Smaller values are working, too, but Oregon then first shows a message that an unsupported accessory was found.
pin X not connected - data cable, GPSMAP 62 connects to PC as removable drive.
If it fails because it is connected to your car battery, it switches to external power supply mode after several seconds.
pin X & 4 connected through 47k Ohm resistor - GPSMAP 62 switches to external power supply mode immediately without waiting.