3.8 / 5.0155 ReviewsDurability4.2 / 5Reliability4.2 / 5Performance4.0 / 5Ease Of Use4.4 / 5Value4.0 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (110)No (29)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI really like this plug, it’s great. It works great it the car also.I love this thing, I have a old gage in my plane and I can’t tell if it’s even charging or not because it doesn’t move very much. With this plug I can tell my battery voltage and after I start I can see if the alternator is charging, it’s great. I would recommend this to anyone who has an older airplane like I do to check the state of the battery and alternator at a glance.June 10, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yescharged my iPad and ran the scout receiver at the same time. Great combo.May 23, 2019Purchased
10 months agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoDimWorks fine but very hard to see the numbers, not bright enoughMay 16, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoFell ApartI bought this from Sporty's at Sun and Fun this month, had it one week and the cover feel off and it fell apart. Cheap constructionApril 22, 2019Durability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Easy to use. AccurateEasy to read. Accurate. Gives voltage and amps when charging the iPad and iPhoneApril 13, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability1 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoCheap quality for the high price.Used the outlet adapter about a dozen times. Went to remove it from the outlet (which it fits relatively loosely in and you have to occasionally push it back in) and upon pulling in it, the face came off and won’t stay back on. Like another review, too fragile! It’s an $18 USB adapter. I expect much higher quality for that price.April 12, 2019Durability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoFRAGILE Do not touchI was reaching for the Flap lever and bumped the charger and it came apart. Too fragile!!!April 10, 2019Purchased
6 months agoResponse from Sporty's Pilot ShopI have sent a replacement to you.April 12, 2019Eric CWould You Recommend?YesWhy is the voltage indicator display blue?It’s nearly impossible to read the display. It is light blue. Has the designer ever looked at the display.
It should be red so it’s visible or even white or green. In daylight it’s not visible from the pilots viewpoint. Blue with a black background is nutty!Non readable displayApril 6, 2019Purchased
1 year agoReliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoDidn’t like having to keep pushing it back in the lighter socketCan’t see the display in daylight. With two cords hanging from it, the aircraft vibrations seemed to make it come out of the cig lighter.March 25, 2019Purchased
3 months agoPerformance2 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Would You Recommend?NoLED digital display doesn't display well!I'm very disappointed in the voltage display of the unit. It is nearly impossible to read the amount of voltage displayed without bending over and looking directly at the unit.While the 2 USB hubs work well, I purchased this to read system voltage and it completely misses the mark on that.March 5, 2019Purchased
3 months ago
- Question and Answer
Browse 27 questions Browse 27 questions and 42 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.Will this unit cause noise on my radios?BEST ANSWER: It should not cause noise on the radios.What voltage will it work with?BEST ANSWER: This unit will work with both 12 and 24 volt systems.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.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?Has this been tested for EMI that degrades performance of avionics, especially, but not limited to, GPS navigators?BEST ANSWER: In my experience it has not caused any issues. The only surprise to me was a "Beep" indictating high current drain on the battery during engine start. I am flying an A36 with IO550 and standard starter.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...does this work in a 310's. 24 volt cig plug in and safe for ipadz?BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will work with both 12 and 24 Volts.On a 24v electrical circuit with 28v peak, does this device have an overvoltage protector to protect against voltage spikes, such as at engine start?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does.How to adjust Brightness?BEST ANSWER: The brightness is not adjustable.How long is the warranty?BEST ANSWER: The warranty is for 1 year.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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