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AmazonBasics 2-Port USB Car Charger with 2.1 Amp Total Output (Black)

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AmazonBasics 2-Port USB Car Charger with 2.1 Amp Total Output (Black) + Amazon Kindle Fire 5ft USB to Micro-USB Cable (works with most Micro-USB Tablets) + Amazon Kindle 5W USB Power Adapter
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Product Details

Color: Black
Instruction Manual [349 KB PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 1.2 x 3.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00511PS3C
  • Item model number: CLA-USB02
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (609 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #246 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 1, 2011

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

Charge two USB devices at the same time when you’re on the go: cell phone, tablet, MP3 player, iPhone, iPod, iPad, PDA, GPS, and more.

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AmazonBasics 2-Port USB Car Charger - Black at a Glance

  • Charges on the go
  • Charge 2 USB powered devices simultaneously: cell phone, tablet, MP3 player, iPhone, iPod, iPad, PDA, GPS etc.
  • 2 devices simultaneously charging will each receive approximately 1.0 apms
  • LED charging indicator light
  • 2.1 amp output. Can be used with 12V to 24V DC voltages

Dimensions: 3.25" x 1.25" x 1.125”
(LxWxD)

Warranty: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty [PDF]

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2-Port USB Car Charger
2-Port USB Car Charger: Charge USB devices in the car.


USB ports for charging devices in the car
2 USB ports: Charge 2 USB powered devices at a time.
Plug and power

Just plug the AmazonBasics 2-port USB car charger into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter socket and connect up to two USB devices at once. The AmazonBasics car charger is not compatible with the Nexus 7 tablet.

Intelligent charging

Intelligent IC chip monitors charging to direct the power to the device that needs it most. The charger will provide 2.1 amps maximum total output. With maximum output of 2.1 amps, two devices plugged simultaneously receive approximately 1.0 amps each.

Convenience on the go

Compact charger can travel with you daily to be ready whenever you need to power your devices.

LED charging indicator

LED lights when connected.

Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging

This AmazonBasics product features Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging that is recyclable. It comes without excess packaging materials such as hard plastic clamshell casings, plastic bindings, or wire ties. The packaging is designed to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife, and it will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging. Products with Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without an additional shipping box, saving on resources and reducing waste.

Warranty: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty [PDF]

What’s in the Box: AmazonBasics 2-Port USB Car Charger - Black

Product Description

Power two 5V accessories at the same time. Fit all types of European, American & Japanese Cars. For heavy-duty requirement device such as iPad, mobile phones, GPS, Mp3.Mp4 in car power source. LED indicator, Output voltage 5V, Output current 2.1A maximum

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The blue light is pretty and all, but it is bright.
Meghan
Provides two USB charging ports from a single car charger, adequate for powering two cell phones, or a cell phone and another accessory like a tablet.
Brian Tvenstrup
Shortly afterwards, the metal tip broke off in the cigarette lighter.
A. Anderson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

406 of 422 people found the following review helpful By Leonard Part 6 on December 28, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Smart phones and tablets have two charging modes: USB and AC. The mode the phone uses depends on what it thinks is charging it. If it thinks it is connected to a dumb charger it will go into AC mode and ask for as much current as it needs. If it thinks it is connected to a computer it goes into USB mode and asks for 500 mA because that is what the USB bus on most computers is capable of providing. Because of this, USB charge mode charges much more slowly than AC mode and on some devices that need a large amount of current (like iPads) USB mode might not charge your device at all (the device will still be receiving charge, just not enough, so it will lose battery, just at a slower pace).

When I hooked my phone into this charger it went into USB charge mode (500 mA) even though the charger is rated at 2.1 Amps (it is 2 Amps max shared between the two ports but I have not checked to see if that means 1 Amp per port, or if only one port is connected that single port can use the full 2 Amps). The way that your phone determines which mode to enter depends on if the data pins of the USB port are shorted together or not; if they are shorted (the data pins are the center pins of the 4 pin USB connector) it will enter AC mode, otherwise it thinks it is a computer port and will enter USB mode. On this charger the pins are not shorted. I have found this to be the case with the overwhelming majority of chargers I have experimented with. They are rated for 1 Amp or more but consistently put my phone into USB mode. I assume this is because you can buy regular USB connectors in bulk much more cheaply than you can buy a properly wired AC charging USB connector. So the ability to put out more than 500 mA is there, your phone just will never ask for more.
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116 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Glenn R. Howes TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 30, 2011
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I've been using a now unavailable Kensington PowerBolt as my car charger, mainly for my iPhone 4, but occasionally to reanimate my iPad 2. A single USB socket is fine for commuting, but on long car trips when my car is filled with children and gadgets, a double socket makes for a lot less futzing.

I tested this by charging my iPhone 4 while in use, while simultaneously charging a Kindle Fire and it seems to work fine. On my 40 minute commute, I can add about 20% to the charge status of the Kindle while topping of the iPhone, all without any overheating or fuses popping. A couple years ago, I went through many chargers trying to find one that could reliably power an active iPhone, so I'm glad that cool running chargers have become so inexpensive even while powering two devices.

Devices I've tested and found to work:
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPod Touch 3rd Generation
Kindle Fire
Kodak Playful pocket video camera
Sony Bloggie Touch camera (Needs a USB extension cable or it blocks the other charging port.)
Remington hair clipper
Jabra Extreme Bluetooth headset

Devices I've tested which didn't work:
HP Touchpad

Materials are pretty cheap looking, and the device is much, much larger than the PowerBolt; this makes it easier to insert and remove but I'd have been happier with something compact as the large size makes it easy to knock it out of kilter and stop charging which you might not notice while concentrating on driving. This can be really annoying. So not a perfect charger by any means, but a useful budget model.
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133 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Run on October 25, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I have been using it since last two weeks now. This is simply awesome product.

I have used "Griffin Powerjolt Dual Universal USB Micro" before and AmazonBasic is much better than Griffin for following reason

1) Design: Griffin is so small that it gets stuck in the car charger. Amazon basic is perfect size .. neither too small nor too big (it looks huge in pics but actually is small)
2) Charging time: This is why you buy a car charger ... Amazonbasic is 2.1 amp vs griffin which is 1 amp... Amazonbasic charger charges phone twice as fast griffin. I use iphone 4 and it gets fully charged (from 10% battery) while i m listening to music in an hr
3) Quality: Griffin use to get very hot (and even my phone use to get hot) after 1 hr of charging ... amazon car charger is of much better quality ... I have used it all day and neither charger nor phones get hot

Overall I would highly recommend this product if u have a iphone (or any smart phone). Whether you are charging one device or two devices simultaneously it charges faster than any other product in market

UPDATE: Aug 28: Its been 10 months and this product is awesome... Actually I have noticed that my iPhone changes faster in car compared to even wall socket.
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112 of 129 people found the following review helpful By Virtuoso on December 17, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I am trying to get a 2.1 Amp (or atleast 1 Amp) car charger for my HTC Vivid and HP Touchpad (CM7). These devices consume lot of battery when using gps in car. I had lot of hope on the amazon basics car charger. However, both my devices get only 500 mA from these chargers (which is not sufficient for GPS usage). The devices recognize the chargers as USB port and hence only 500 mA. I have performed amperage analysis on both Vivid and Touchpad using currentwidget for android. See customer images.

01/02/2011 Update:

Well, few people have suggested me about "data pin shorting protocol" for phone to differentiate between real usb port and charger's usb port. I would like to question the rationale behind ME doing it instead of AMAZON (or whoever the manufacturer really is). My wall chargers already have these data pins shorted. They charge every device I throw at them including iPhone. So why can't amazon manufacture them with data pins shorted initially.

Also I would not recommend end user meddling with power electronics. I value my phone and tablet more than a $10 (now $20!!) car charger. No thanks. Its simply not worth the hassle when its time to claim warranty.
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