3.9 / 5.0145 ReviewsDurability4.3 / 5Reliability4.4 / 5Performance4.1 / 5Ease Of Use4.5 / 5Value4.1 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (107)No (23)Performance2 / 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 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWork well would buy again.This is a very good price the avonics & radio shop was trying to charge me over $50.00 before tax.March 1, 2019Purchased
1 month agoValue3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesDual ChargerHaven't had a chance to use it yet but it looks good out of the box.February 26, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability1 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?NoLoved the charger, just question the durability of the unit.Charger worked as expected. I used the charger on the drive to airport to “top off” my phone. Cool to see volts and the amp draw. Flew about 3 hours with unit in the plane, using it to charge my Sxar1 weather receiver. Next flight my copilot wanted to charge his iPad. No problem charging wx receiver and iPad at the same time. After landing and getting the plane shut down, I unplugged my wx receiver and went into the FBO, when I came back out my copilot handed me a broken charger. He said when he unplugged his iPad, the internal components all popped out. The USB port on the side he was using was basically destroyed. Maybe it was just an isolated event, but just wish it would have held up better.February 18, 2019Purchased
1 month agoResponse from Sporty's Pilot ShopThank you for the review. We'll send a new one right out.February 20, 2019Doug RDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoToo Dim to read, only displays amp draw when things plugged inWell, my new Sporty's combo USB port/voltmeter/ammeter arrived, and I tried it out. My verdict:
* As a dual USB port thingie, it's slightly more elegant and compact than the one I already had. So, that part is OK. I used it to power my Stratux and DualGPS hockey puck.
* As a voltmeter: Utterly worthless. The reason: the display is a very, very DIM blue that is literally impossible to see in daylight. Don't believe me? Look at the picture. On the left is exactly what it looks like in flight.
On the right is what it displays when you have stuff plugged in--current draw. It displays current draw, not voltage. This is not selectable. If you have something plugged in, you get ".whatever A."
If you don't have anything plugged in, it shows volts, but you can't read it. Ya think maybe they should have used a bright red LED display instead?Added Feb 18, 2019February 18, 2019Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFlight Gear Dual USB ChargerI just recently got this so I haven't had enough time to truly gauge the performance but this is a brilliant idea. The charger obviously works and lets you know how many amps it's pumping out. It even has a low voltage indicator. The only downside to this product is that it is annoyingly dim during the daytime. This would be great for night but you have to really get close to see the display in bright light.February 11, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesInexpensive alternativeI bought the Flight Gear Dual USB Charger as an inexpensive alternative to the expensive USB charging ports. I tested it in my car and it works great. So, I'm installing a cigarette lighter outlet in the panel next week to use the Flight Gear charger. Eventually, I‘ll purchase a USB port to replace the cigarette lighter outlet. I've had no durability or reliability issues that are reported on other reviews.January 31, 2019Purchased
1 month agoReliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFlight Gear Dual USB ChargerThe display is disappointingly dim. Hard to read in a bright cockpit. Haven't had it long enough to evaluate durability or reliability. Very good retention in power outlet. Very good USB retention also.January 28, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesCost Effective!One of the most functional and least expensive “updates” you can make to your airplane. Highly recommended.January 9, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesFl gear dual usb is excellentIt works great, the std dual usb plug I used prior caused static thru headset. Charged both iPhone and iPad while on ForeFlight vJanuary 4, 2019Purchased
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Browse 26 questions Browse 26 questions and 41 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.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 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: 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.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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