USB Cable for Garmin

by notfastenough   April 15, 2013  

Morning folks. I can't find the USB-to-mini-USB cable for my Garmin Edge 200. They're fairly cheap online, but can anyone tell me if the connection is proprietary or if I can buy any old thing? As ever with cycling kit, you can add a couple of quid for what appears to be the exact same item if you're sufficiently gullible.

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It's just a standard mini USB cable.

posted by bashthebox [762 posts]
15th April 2013 - 10:31

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Yep, 99p inc. delivery from ebay usually, buy a few of them!

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posted by SamShaw [295 posts]
15th April 2013 - 11:02

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Any old one should do, I often use the one from my PS3 and that works fine!

posted by pirnie [205 posts]
15th April 2013 - 11:42

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Double check you don't have a spare one from like a PS3, camera, Tom Tom or other computer peripheral, I have about 3 of them in addition to my Garmin one.

posted by mattyb95 [30 posts]
15th April 2013 - 14:09

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Yer, use the one from PS3.

They often come as spare cables in phone boxes...

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
15th April 2013 - 16:23

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The spare one I found is a branched connection, to both mini-usb and usb, and that didn't work, so that prompted my question - I had previously assumed they were indeed just standard cables.

Anyway, I nicked one off my colleagues desk - seems yesterday's ride in the wind earned 34(!) achievements on Strava, so it was worth scavenging for the cable.

Cheers all.

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posted by notfastenough [3617 posts]
15th April 2013 - 16:45

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As said above, its the standard cable, nothing special.

I have one's from my old phone, camera's galore, mp3 player...etc

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posted by Gkam84 [9208 posts]
15th April 2013 - 17:00

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