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
4.3 / 5.0
54 Reviews
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Durability
4.6 / 5
Reliability
4.6 / 5
Performance
4.4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.6 / 5
Value
4.4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (48)
No (3)
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Good charger
Can't rate it on durability and reliability since I haven't had it long enough but it works fine and looks great. Seems to charge faster than cheaper ones. I agree with other reviewers that the blue readout is hard to see in direct sun but that doesn't bother me. I'll probably buy another one for the car.
October 15, 2017
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Nice USB charger
Generally works as advertised. The blue display is nice but very hard to read in direct sunlight, at least where the power port is in the airplane I normally use. Also somewhat finicky in how it's positioned in that port to obtain usable power (may be an airplane thing rather than a charger thing). as long as it continues to work as advertised, I'm satisfied. Need a bit brighter display (dimmable feature would be nice in that case) and a longer USB cord to be truly ideal in my instance, given my situation.
October 13, 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
Sleek addition to your electronic equipment.
Voltage reading is accurate. Display is subtle enough to not be a distraction at night. Powers an iPad and Stratus receiver well. Protrudes from the panel a little more than others to make room for the display, but is not obtrusive.
October 12, 2017
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Good idea that needs work
The face of this is so easily scratched that I thought I had received a used unit. It is impossible to see the display in normal lighting conditions.
October 11, 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 is great
What an outstanding addition to the cockpit. For the money this a a great tool to use and it gives present amp or bus voltage. I will order more as Xmas gifts !!
October 10, 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
Flight Gear Dual USB Charger
First class, works fine! No problems, easy to use. Voltage readout is very readable.
October 8, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
nice USB port
gives a read out of my planes voltage, really nice adaptor.
October 6, 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
Great USB Charger
Actually I Bought this for the CAR. Due to some past Electrical System Problems - I needed a way to Monitor my Battery Charge, and with the 2 USB Ports and Digital Readout this was PERFECT.
I only wish the Digital Output was Red, but its OK in Blue for my needs.
This is the Best USB Charger that I have Found so far do to the Digital Electrical System Readout. Now I KNOW when my system is Charging.
October 4, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
economical USB charger
This unit makes use of the cigarette lighter receptacle installed in most legacy GA aircraft and provides more functionality than the Sratos panel mount unit at a fraction of the cost
October 1, 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
Works great, keeps the I-Pad and I-Phone 100% charged for the entire duration of the trip.....finally!
Finally found the only charger that can keep both my I-pad and I-phone charged to 100% for the entire trip. Don't have to find the electrical outlet in the FBO and recharge between legs now.
September 29, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
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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.
Will this unit cause noise on my radios?
HARLEY M on Jun 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should not cause noise on the radios.
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!
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.
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...
What voltage will it work with?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This unit will work with both 12 and 24 volt systems.
Is this made in the U.S.?
E D on Aug 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This item is made in China.
I have one of these, and it only shows 1 amp draw for my ipad mini 2 and my Iphone 6+. I think that they should each be drawing 2+ amps. Do I have a defective unit?
gary b on Aug 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The iPad and iPhone will only draw 2+ amps when the battery is really low. If the battery for the iPad and iPhone is almost completely charge it will only draw the 1 amp.
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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