Flight Gear Dual USB Charger

$18.95
$18.95

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 8022A

Made for the cockpit

Modern cockpits are filled with portable avionics, and keeping these portable devices charged is essential for safe operations. iPads, smartphones, tablets, GPS units, ADS-B receivers, SiriusXM Weather receivers… all need power to do their job.

Now you can keep your devices fully charged with the Flight Gear Dual USB Charger. It was designed by pilots for the unique needs of the modern general aviation cockpit.

3 essential features for pilots:

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Made for the cockpit

Modern cockpits are filled with portable avionics, and keeping these portable devices charged is essential for safe operations. iPads, smartphones, tablets, GPS units, ADS-B receivers, SiriusXM Weather receivers… all need power to do their job.

Now you can keep your devices fully charged with the Flight Gear Dual USB Charger. It was designed by pilots for the unique needs of the modern general aviation cockpit.

3 essential features for pilots:

  • Dual 2.4 amp charging ports. Two USB ports provide up to 4.8 amps (2.4 amps each), giving plenty of power to an iPad and a Stratus at the same time - no more searching for which port is 1 amp and which is 2 amps! 
  • 12 or 24 volt aircraft. Universal design works in aircraft with a range of electrical systems. Easily move it from airplane to airplane without worrying about compatibility.
  • Integrated LED screen. Besides charging your devices, an integrated LED screen displays the voltage of the cigarette lighter socket it is plugged into. When you plug a USB device into it, the screen changes to show the amount of amps your device is drawing. This handy feature makes it easy to see in a glance how many amps your device is pulling. The LED screen will blink if low voltage is detected (below 12 volts or between 18 to 24 volts). 
The smart power management circuit design with over current and over-charge protection keeps your devices safe while providing optimal changing capabilities.

 

Specifications:

  • DC input: 12-24V
  • DC output: 5V/4.8A (Max)
  • Measurements: 3” x 1.7” x 1.7”
Reviews
4.1 / 5.0
21 Reviews
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4.6 / 5
Reliability
4.6 / 5
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4.2 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.6 / 5
Value
4.2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (17)
No (3)
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1 / 5
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1 / 5
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1 / 5
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1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Unit came apart when I inserted it into power port
Real surprise --- I took it out of the package and inserted it into my power port ---- the unit came apart out the front (cover and inside electronics.

I will contact Sporty's to get a refund, which I am sure will be no problem.
August 21, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
so far, so good
Just used it on one trip so far. The first thing I noticed, while charging the iPad was, it was feeding noise into my audio system. I was using an audio cord plugged in and not using the Bluetooth on this particular headset. Next trip I'll try my Zulu2 with bluetooth and see if the noise is still there.
August 21, 2017
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
This was exactly the USB charger I have been looking for. I just purchased a Piper Lance and fly with an ipad and DUAL ads-b receiver. I first used the charger on my flight from Chicago to Nashville and it worked perfectly; I was able to charge my ipad, DUAL, ipod, and cell phone thruout the flight as needed.
August 16, 2017
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Used Item
When the charger arrived, it was obvious it had been used. The outside was scratched and crazed. I didn't order a used product and though I have yet to try it, I am highly disappointed.
August 8, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Response from Sporty's Pilot Shop
Very sorry that the product was scratched. We will replace it immediately.
August 10, 2017
John ZimmermanStaff
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
A few more flights will make my rating worth more.
August 1, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Solved my ipad and ilevil 3 issues
I was using cheap cig lighter usb chargers and kept getting "device not supported" or "low battery" warnings. This charger eliminated the issues and increased battery charge on both navigation devices while in flight
July 28, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Dual USB charger
Display is impossible to read in bright sunlight. Display is too dim. Info on box says it will display voltage or amps draw. I can't figure out how to make it show amps draw.
July 28, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Handy features
A good item to have around. Is compatible with the iPad and iPhones I own ( as long as you have the right cable). Shows voltage and current draw. It beeps (loudly) when the voltage drops below a certain level. If it came with any instructions or specifications I couldn't find them.
July 27, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Perfect little USB charging adapter
When I saw this advertised I just had to order it, even though I really didn't need it at the time. It has all the features, two 2.4 amp ports, works on 12 or 24 volt systems, is small, sturdy and well-built, and even has a digital volt meter/charging amp meter. All that for half what lesser adapters used to cost.
July 27, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Nice
Finally found an adapter that will charge my iPad. Hard to read the voltage on bright days
July 25, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Question and Answer
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Will this unit cause noise on my radios?
HARLEY M on Jun 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should not cause noise on the radios.
If the DC input is listed as 12v to 24v, and since airplanes with a 24v battery use 28v internally, won't such an airplane exceed the specs of the device? [On July 3 I had smoke in the cockpit during flight when another brand USB charger started overheating and melting. Proper specs and high quality are necessary in the cockpit environment.]
A shopper on Jul 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This device is designed to work with both 24V and 12 V aircraft system.
Has anyone tested this with an IPAD running Foreflight on long flights? My other 2A chargers don't keep up.
A shopper on Jul 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have used this device many times now with my iPad Air running the Garmin Pilot app in a Skylane. It performs as specified delivering 2.4 amps from each output which will keep both devices connected fully charged indefinitely. One possible negative is that on a 12vdc source it will beep continuously. BTW, I had previously used 3 different Dual 2.4 USB Cigarette Lighter Chargers #6588A. Each of them only delivered 1.0 amps per output and therefore unable to hold a charge on a single iPad which would eventual die on a long flight.
Has this been tested for EMI that degrades performance of avionics, especially, but not limited to, GPS navigators?
Larry P on Jul 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I fly a 1956 Cessna 180 VFR only. I fly with an iPad with a Bad Elf GPS. I have not noticed any changes with the Bad Elf or my Garmin 396 GPS. I have not noticed any change to VHF radio static either. I love this charger!
Today with 26.3 V connected, external power, to my 24 V airplane, all was well until I connected my iPad. Shortly after I got a red blinking warning along with constant beeping. The iPad was drawing about 2 amps, same as it did in my 12-14V truck with no warning. My airplane system usually runs close to 28V in flight. So, 26.3V... Too much or too little?
Rich C on Aug 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 26.3 volts would be too low to charge a "24V" battery. If you are not experiencing progressive battery discharge with your airplane, most likely you have a voltage drop with the circuits between the battery and the phone charger.
First make sure cigarette-lighter socket is clean, and the phone charger is snug when plugged-in. Next possible problem would be the connection behind the cig-socket, then the circuit breaker, followed by the master switch.
Similar things to check with the car, (except the master and circuit breaker).
Mine works without beeping in my car, but beeps in my brothers' van during engine start.
In a typical rental plane, mine beeps when cutting the alternator breaker when checking the charging system during runup.
Note- try cleaning the cig-sockets with a small wire-brush, BUT, make sure master is OFF! - Otherwise you'll short-out the lighter circuit, and with the car, you should disconnect one of the battery terminals...
Does this unit have an internal fuse? if so, what is the amp rating?
Jeff D on Jul 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This charger does not have a fuse, but uses a built in "smart circuit" design that protects from overcharging and aslo over current.
One of the reviewers mentioned it is not able to charge the iPad, but only maintain the charge. Can someone confirm or provide some more details? Thank you.
A shopper on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This device is able to charge the iPad.
Can I use this in my car as well?
A shopper on Jul 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can be used in a car.
Will this work in my car?
John M on Jul 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work in your car.
What is the wattage output?
Tom B on Jun 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It puts out 2.4 amps on both ports.
The charger for a garmin 696 will work. My car charger for my iPhone won't. Will this work?
Keith B on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: What are you trying to charge?
I need to know if the reach on the end of the device will reach 1.5" into the socket. If it is shorter than that it will not contact the power at the bottom of the socket?
William C on Jun 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will reach 1.5" into the socket.
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