Flight Gear Dual USB Charger

$18.95
$18.95

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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 (now brighter!). 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”

This charger has a thin piece of protective plastic covering the screen. This helps to prevent scratches during shipping. Please remove this plastic upon receiving the charger, as leaving it on will make the screen appear a little dim. 

Reviews
3.8 / 5.0
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4.1 / 5
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Ease Of Use
4.4 / 5
Value
3.8 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (116)
No (36)
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great PowerPoint
This thing fits a Cessna PowerPoint perfectly and stays secure even in turbulence. Being able to read the system voltage is a nice feature as a backup
October 24, 2019
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
Great usb power. Others I have tried put static noise on the radio transmissions, this unit is noise free!
October 18, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Didn't Last Long
Product performed as advertised and created no interference with aircraft radios which is why I bought it. However, after one year of use it simply fell apart and would not stay together.
October 9, 2019
Durability
2 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Display not readable
After receiving the charger, i pulled my airplane out to give it a test flight. i plugged it in, and couldn't see anything on the display. The sun was out, but the display was well shaded. i put the plane back in the hangar to begin troubleshooting my electrical system. Tried the charger in my truck first. There i noticed the display was indeed light, but extremely dim. Returned to my airplane in the hangar, and found it was working there too, just too dim to be seen. i then took the test flight, and it seemed to work fine with both my Ipad and Stratus plugged in, but couldn't see a thing on the display. This is why i bought it, for the display. Extremely disappointed. Don't know about the durability or reliability yet.
September 25, 2019
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Fell apart
Works well, but when I pulled the USB plug from the charger, the guts of the charger came out with the plug. I would’ve considered gluing it back together, but I couldn’t find all the pieces. Cheaply made product. Unfortunately not much out there otherwise. I’m forced to buy another one. I emailed customer support, but got no reply. If you purchase, be very gentle with this tinker toy.
August 23, 2019
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
LED is not readable in daylight
Led display is too low. I cannot read it in daylight.
It charges fine.
August 18, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Displays are too dim with high light levels in the cockpit. Needs to have a very bright display as I can’t read it with. Bending down to what says the voltage is
August 13, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
2 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
NOT Made To Last
The charger works great, but it’s made very cheap. The quality should make the price half of what it actually cost. I predict the cheaply made front casing face to fall off soon. For the cost, the product should be manufactured with a higher quality in mind.
August 11, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Fell apart on the first removal from the lighter socket. Had to reassemble and glue together again. Works good but poor quality
July 30, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Don't Fly Without It
The display adds no real value for me and low-voltage alert is annoying before and after engine shutdown. However this is the best 2-port charger I’ve ever owned. Nothing beats landing with all of your devices charged and ready for ground duty.
July 17, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Question and Answer
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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.
Will this unit cause noise on my radios?
EEProf on Jun 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should not cause noise on the radios.
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.
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.
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?
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: 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?
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.
Will this device work in 1968 piper cherokee 140/160 airplane?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work in the Piper Cherokee.
I'm from Brazil. Is it possible to send to my city here in Brazil? CEP 19063-008
City: Presidente Prudente
State of Sao Paulo
Thank you.
A shopper on Jul 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we ship worldwide.
My iPad shows that it is charging but it very slowly is losing charge. The Dual charger display shows only shows 1.3 amps. This unit has worked great in the past. Any ideas? Thanks.
Mark M on Jul 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The charger will show the amps being drawn. The iPad when complete discharge will show about 2.4 amps and the draw decreases as the battery charges. This unit should maintain the battery. This is dependent on the age of the battery, as the battery ages, it will not charge fully. I would also recommend checking the charging cable If the cable is older it may not be delivering the full power to the iPad.
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?
george s on Apr 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does.
How to adjust Brightness?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The brightness is not adjustable.
How long is the warranty?
ChrisL on Feb 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The warranty is for 1 year.
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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