4.0 / 5.0108 ReviewsDurability4.4 / 5Reliability4.4 / 5Performance4.2 / 5Ease Of Use4.5 / 5Value4.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (87)No (12)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPLUG IN CHARGERTHE CHARGER WORKS AS ADVERTISED. AS STATED IN REVIEWS, THE NUMBERS ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE IN THE DAYLIGHT, EVEN WHEN LOOKING RIGHT AT THEM BUT THEY ARE ACCURATE. POWERS THE STRATUS 1 AND MY iPAD.July 17, 2018Purchased
2 weeks agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesDoes what it is supposed to do, and reads out voltage with nothing plugged in, amperage with something plugged in. I like the "voltmeter". Can't tell you about durability or reliability yet. You can get a cheaper one, but I bought from Sporty's cause they don't usually offer junk.July 15, 2018Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoFell apart the first time I plugged it in.Great idea, great specs, poor design or manufacturing. I plugged the unit into a cigarette lighter and the faceplate came off and the guts fell out.
On the good side, I called Sporty's and they are sending a replacement unit. I hope this one was just defective.July 14, 2018Purchased
3 weeks agoWould You Recommend?YesOkay. Needs to be much brighterVery hard to read numerical in bright light.July 3, 2018Purchased
1 month agoWorks greatThis USB charger works great!June 29, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoUSB chargerPerforms ok but don’t buy it for the digital readout. Too weak to be seen in daylight.June 28, 2018Value2 / 5Unreadable in daylight conditionsDisappointed with legibility
I want system voltage continually, I can see my devices charging, but I need to know the system Voltage
Unable to silence low voltage beepingJune 19, 2018Neat idea. Hard to read with sun glasses.May 10, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGOOD-GOOD-GOODGREAT ADDITION TO THE POWER PANELMay 4, 2018Purchased
3 months agoPerformance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood charger.Just got this recently. Charging function works fine. Face is unreadable in daylight, but not really needed to function properly. Too soon to rate "Reliability" or "Durability".May 1, 2018Purchased
3 months ago
- Question and Answer
Browse 23 questions Browse 23 questions and 37 answersIf 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.]BEST ANSWER: This device is designed to work with both 24V and 12 V aircraft system.What voltage will it work with?BEST ANSWER: This unit will work with both 12 and 24 volt systems.Will this unit cause noise on my radios?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.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?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?BEST ANSWER: What are you trying to charge?Does this unit have an internal fuse? if so, what is the amp rating?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?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 many watts is this unit?BEST ANSWER: The packaging says the output is 4.8A @ 5V, which makes the max wattage 24W.I use this device in my car also. One real annoyance is that when my car engine automatically stops and starts the device beeps until the voltage comes back up. Is there a way to silence the loud beeping?BEST ANSWER: This is not.im assuming it’s ok with my 14 volt system in my 206. Right?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it works with both a 14 Volt and 28 Volt systems.The display is unreadable in daylight conditions. Why was it not designed for use in all ambient light conditions?BEST ANSWER: I will pass this along to our product manager.Why does it beep on a 12 volt system?BEST ANSWER: It will beep if the voltage drops below 12 volts.is this filtered to avoid interference with avionics?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is filtered.My aircraft accessory port is rated at 2A max at 24V. Will the 2A draw be exceeded when charging two devices at 5V and 2.4A? In other words, what is the current draw at 24V?BEST ANSWER: The unit should not draw more the 2.4A at 5V.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?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.?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?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.BEST ANSWER: This device is able to charge the iPad.Can I use this in my car as well?BEST ANSWER: Yes it can be used in a car.Will this work in my car?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work in your car.What is the wattage output?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?BEST ANSWER: Yes it will reach 1.5" into the socket.
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