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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Excellent value, well built and true 1000mA – 1000mA Car Cigarette Powered USB Adapter/Charger (DC 12V/24V) Reviews

posted by art104 on 05/11/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

This adapter is much smaller than it looks in the photos. It has a switching regulator that is rated > 1000mA (@12V) so there won't be the nasty meltdown experienced with cheaper adapters.
If your car doesn't turn off the socket when the ignition is off, then the LED (and quiescent current of the regulator) will drain your battery slowly.
I initially bought two of these. Since they arrived and I discovered the switching regulator inside, I have ordered 10 - some for friends and some for projects that need a stable 5V supply.
If it fits your car, you can't go wrong.


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