Aluratek's Dual USB Auto Charger is a great solution to quickly charge your portable devices by instantly adding two USB charging ports to your car's 12V DC power socket. This durable, low profile and lightweight device features two surge protected USB outlets allowing you to plug-in and charge most USB powered devices including your iPhone, iPad, iPod, smartphones, tablets, mp3 players, PDAs, GPS devices and more. For use in your car, truck, boat, RV, or anywhere with a 12 volt accessory power port.
AUCC03F allows for two of your mobile USB devices to be simultaneously charged while using your cars valuable 12V accessory outlet. The dual USB 2.0 port interface uses your existing USB charging cables to let you plug in and get charged. The Dual Auto Charger has been developed to provide 5V / 2A (combined) of power for a quick and efficient charge.
- Supports all smartphones* including: iPhone® (4 / 4S / 5 / 5S), Galaxy S® (S3 / S4 / S5), Blackberry®, Droid®, Evo™ & HTC®
- Supports all iPads® and other tablets including the Samsung Galaxy Tab / Note 2*
- Supports all iPods® and other mp3 devices*
- Charges virtually any USB powered device*
- Durable, low profile and lightweight
- Fits into any vehicle's 12V power port like a car, truck, boat or RV
- (x2) USB charging ports
- No need to carry around multiple model specific car chargers
- Limited 1 Year Warranty
* Original charging cable required
- Available 12V DC power socket
- Dual USB Auto Charger
- Registration / Warranty Card
- Connectivity: USB 2.0, car's 12V power port
- UPC: 8 12658 01141 9
- Warranty: 1 Year
- Product Weight: 1.5 oz
- Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 1.4 x 2.5 in. (0.6 x 0.6 x 5.8 cm)
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- Review by Dan G.
Second, the USB "dedicated charger" spec says the two data lines should be shorted together to signify "AC charger" mode and allow the higher current draw. I tried two different android phones and both correctly showed "Charging (AC)" instead of the slower "Charging (USB)". Perhaps there were earlier versions of this charger that may have been different, but my unit is properly wired as is. I even tried manually shorting the two data lines under several scenarios just to check, and as expected there was no change whatsoever in current draw. It's properly wired without special surgery.
Note your charging cable can make a big difference. With the stock 5-ft Samsung USB cable the phone drew 610mA at 4.9v, but with a generic aftermarket cable I measured 750mA at 4.8v. The aftermarket cable was half as long and had thicker wires. Both measurements are roughly consistent with the AC charger that came with the phone, which supplied 650mA at 5.0v and 850mA at 5.0v with the same two cables.
Note the phone's charging algorithm can also make a difference. The above measurements were with a battery 10% charged. when the battery was 80% charged the current draw never seemed to exceed 400-450mA under any conditions. (Of course, your phone may use a different algorithm.)
Bottom line is this charger seems to do what it's supposed to.
Other Thoughts: My Garmin GPS goes into PC mode when connected to this charger. That's not the charger's fault, though--Garmin uses a connector with a proprietary voltage divider on the X-pin to designate charging mode. Normal mini-USB cables have no connection to the X-pin, which Garmin interprets to be PC mode. (Posted on 7/22/2014)
- Review by Christina Gerardo