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 and an audible alarm will sound 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
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123 Reviews
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Durability
4.4 / 5
Reliability
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Performance
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Ease Of Use
4.5 / 5
Value
4.2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (95)
No (15)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
I bought as part of the package. It works fine with my iPad, but I can't get my Samsung Galaxy S9 to work with it even when I use the cord that came with my phone. It doesn't seem to provide full charging power. I've used both in the plane and in the truck.
October 8, 2018
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works well
I had a cheap adapter. It caused a squeal in the intercom. I added this unit and had no issues. I charge an Ipad with no issues.
September 25, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Would You Recommend?
Yes
So far it’s working great. It can charge my phone quickly but it slowly charges my iPad. The display is pretty dim during the day but not too bright at night which is my preference.
September 15, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Seems to work better than Apple one
Seems to work better than Apple one which was heating up but it is still a bit early to know for sure. Doesn't always seem to carry the charging to the items attached. Not sure if it's the item or if it's something in the receptacle.
September 12, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Nice charger
Nice charger, it works in the plane and also, in a vehicle. Haven’t had it long to see how durable it is, but it should last a long time, well made.
September 11, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Worked as expected.
September 3, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Performance
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
LED Display Digits Impossible to Read Except in the Dark
I like the charger except for one huge flaw. The reason I bought this charger is that the LEDs on its face provide a digital voltmeter and ammeter readout when plugged in. However, the blue digits are literally impossible to read (asked three other people if they can read the digits - they can't). Sportys should replace all previously sold units with new units that work according to Sportys advertising.
September 3, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Good product, but needs engineering update
This USB power supply is a solid performer in the aircraft and I think the voltage/current readout is a nice feature.
2 engineering updates are required to make it a better product.
One, the low voltage beep alarm is a good feature for the aircraft, but there needs to be a way to clear the alarm during a real system failure as the alarm is really distracting in this situation, or if you just want to power your device from the aircraft battery without the engine running.
Two, the display intensity is just about right for night flight, but there should be a way to make it brighter for daylight operation.
I can live with the current display issue, but the alarm needs to be corrected as it really reduces the usability of the product to only when the aircraft or auto is running. Perhaps only alarm for 1 minute and then mute when operated at 12 or 24 volts.

One other note, I had purchased 3 of these units and the voltage display accuracy between them is a difference of .5 volts which is a rather large difference.
August 20, 2018
It works as described for iPad.
August 16, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Works great
August 15, 2018
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.
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?
EEProf 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...
does this work in a 310's. 24 volt cig plug in and safe for ipadz?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will work with both 12 and 24 Volts.
How many watts is this unit?
SoCalScott on May 31, 2018
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?
J A on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is not.
im assuming it’s ok with my 14 volt system in my 206. Right?
A shopper on May 8, 2018
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?
Robert H on Apr 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I will pass this along to our product manager.
Why does it beep on a 12 volt system?
A shopper on Apr 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It will beep if the voltage drops below 12 volts.
is this filtered to avoid interference with avionics?
Scott K on Feb 24, 2018
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?
stan k on Dec 6, 2017
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?
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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