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
4.2 / 5.0
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4.5 / 5
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4.5 / 5
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4.3 / 5
Ease Of Use
4.6 / 5
Value
4.3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (61)
No (5)
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Yes
Good value
with the exception of the dim display this is brilliant.
November 23, 2017
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
No radio interferrence at all, excellent performance.
The charger is a dream come true, working to charge two loads at a time. My only suggestion is to make the voltage display brighter, unless you are right in front of it it can be hard to see.
November 11, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Time will tell
This is great idea if it works and lasts a while. I have had others that quit and in the trash they go. The voltage readout is great. The display is little dim in the daytime but not a deal breaker. When I start my Cherokee, I start it with the alternator off. The USB charger has an audible tone that sounds when the voltage drops below 12V and stops when the alternator starts putting out. This would give you a warning if your alternator quit during a flight. So far so good. Time will tell.
November 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
Charger
This charger is a nice addition to my car. It shows the charging rate and can handle the other phone being charged and works well.
November 1, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
very dim
product works great however it is very dim in a bright cockpit and i would like a way to cycle between amp draw and voltage without having to unplug my devices
November 1, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
The good... and the bad.
The good: Works as advertised and really appreciate the low voltage aural warning. The bad: Cannot see the display - which is a REALLY BIG DEAL!
November 1, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
No Static
This USB charger does not create static on the radios.
November 1, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Performance
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Used to keep pilot’s and passengers iPads running during a recent flight. Don’t forget to peel off the protective plastic film over the display!
October 28, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Blue lights are bad for night flying. The alarm function is great but it goes off the moment the master switch is turned on. So this alarm is going off while you are in start procedures if the unit is plugged in during start.
October 25, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Excellent
It's awesome that it's 4.8 amps. It's not perfect because the display can't be seen in the sunlight, even in the car. I don't need this in my plane, but the display wouldn't be visible there either. I do recommend it though due to the power!
October 23, 2017
Purchased
1 month 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.
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.
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!
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?
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...
How much noise does this charger generate and how was it measured? Does it interfere with a Bluetooth interface between an external GPS and iPad?
Bruce M on Nov 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The manufacturer does not list how much noise is produced by this item. The charging cable may not be shielded well. This is more likely the problem than the charger.
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.
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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