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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

Pros:
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.
Cons:
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.
Other:
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.
Bottomline:
If it fits your car, you can't go wrong.

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