Garmin 296, 396, 496 Cigarette Lighter Adapter

$29.95
$29.95

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 7088A

Accessory for Garmin GPS units.  Works with GPSMAP 296, 396, 495 and 496. 

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Accessory for Garmin GPS units.  Works with GPSMAP 296, 396, 495 and 496. 

Reviews
2.9 / 5.0
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2.4 / 5
Reliability
2.4 / 5
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3.0 / 5
Ease Of Use
3.6 / 5
Value
3.0 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Design changed
Third one of these I have had to buy. It is a poor design, however this one appears different. Instead of the angled plug end, it is straight. Perhaps this will last slightly longer.
October 24, 2016
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Cons: the plug that goes int tthe back of the unit wasnt a 90 degree as the original was. other than that it was fine
December 31, 2014
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Cons: Very poor design. Does not last long when moved from one plane to another. Garman should have to replace them every time they come apart.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: excellent product Cons: none sporty's is a great place to shop
March 2, 2012
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
You Have what we Need
April 20, 2011
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
2 / 5
I thought it would come with a speaker unit like the unit I was replacing. It does not.
December 22, 2010
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Pros: This cable does get me operational with three Garmin GPS units, but it is best connected only once on either end or you face a pulled apart cable, which is unusable. Cons: This version of the cigarette Lighter adapter, is of cheaper quality than the ones with the 90 degree pllug into the GPS. This is the thrid one I have had to buy as the pressed insert pulls out when disconnecting the cable from the GPS, and the cigarette lighter plug in, is also flimsily made making causing the plug in to come apart. I wish there were a better quality cable available from Sporty's.
December 2, 2010
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Cons: Did not fit my 296 as advertised. Quality very poor. I have had three previous cords break at the connection to the GPS unit. Very poor quality.
November 1, 2010
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Pros: None Cons: Garmin recently changed the style of their plug to a straight plug the photo is in accurate. From the original 90 degree angle plug now it will not fit in my GPS mount in my plane. The new plug is worthless I had to return it to Sportys. Why a company would change the plug style is beyond me. I spoke to a Garmin Representative I was told the change was to stop wire breakage. If the consumer would grasp the plug to to remove it. They wouldn't have that problem. I still don't understand why a company as large as they are couldn't carry both styles of plugs. I purchased a Garmin 196 when they first came out and I have used the same mount ever since. After paying $2300 for the GPS I expected better support from Garmin.
May 26, 2010
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How long is the cord?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The cord is approximately 3ft long.
is this a 12/24 volt adapter for a Garmin 296 or 496?
A shopper on May 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This adapter is for 12 volts.
will this cord plug into the cigarette lighter in a 2001 mercedes s500?
Kenneth G on May 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is a standard cigarette lighter.
Can this adapter be used with a Garmin GPSMAP 441/541 device?
Denny on Jan 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will work for the GPSMap.
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