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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Works fine – Car Cigarette USB Adapter/Charger for GPS Navigators (Input DC 12~24V / Output 2A) Reviews

posted by pandorf on 07/25/2011 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
This is a reasonably priced item which works quite well. I seems to be difficult to buy a 2 amp version of this from most places- so I am quite happy.
Simple to use plug one end into you car cigarette lighter and the other into your Sat-Nav usb port.
Has an LED which glows to show power connected.
Cons:
Unfortunately the build quality of these types of charger is not great and eventually the plastic around the internal spring shatters and it causes a short circuit which will blow your cars fuse. This is not a big issue so long as you have some spare fuses and know how to change them! However with luck you should get a year or so use before it self- destructs. My guess is that the plastic gets brittle with the heat of the charger.
Other:
Buy one and one as a spare
Bottomline:
They are a good simple cheap item with reasonable longevity for the price!
While it works its great!

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