PowerGen 3.1Amps / 15W Dual USB Car charger Designed for Apple and Android Devices – White

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PowerGen 3.1Amps / 15W Dual USB Car charger Designed for Apple and Android Devices – White

The PowerGen 3.1A 15W Dual Port USB Car charger charges TWO of electronic devices at once, eg. iPad, iPhone, iPod, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, PDAs, Mobile Phones and other devices. It is compact with high quality finish and comes with full 1 year limited warranty.

Compatible Models:
MP3 players, Apple iPods, iPhones iPads, Android phones, PDA, GPS, MP4, Portable wifi, Amazon Kindle fire HD / DX and other kindles, and Android tablets.

USB Port 1 (labeled as A port, Designed for Apple products) Compatibility
iPad @ 2 Ampere Max.
iPhone / iPod Touch @ 1 Ampere Max.
Others phones / GPS / Tablet etc. @ 0.5 to 3.1A Ampere Max. (May not support charging / or slow charging with some devices)

USB Port 2 (labeled as NA Port, designed for non apple products) Compatibility
iPhone / iPod Touch @ 0.5 Ampere Max.
Androids phones / GPS / Tablet etc. @ 1 to 3.1A Ampere Max.
NOTE 1:Currently known support tablets: Samsung Galaxy Tab / Note Series, Amazon Kindle Fire & all other Kindles,Nook Color, HTC Flyer, Huawei Tablets.
NOTE 2: NOT compatible with HP TouchPad, Asus transformer or Motorola Xoom.
NOTE 3: May not compatible with some Blackberry & Motorola Phones.

Package Includes:
1pc PowerGen 3.1A 15W Dual Port USB in Car charger
User Guide
1 year limited replacement warranty included

Product Features


Comments

Ali Julia (amazonreviews@veloemail . com) says:

Review for use with Nexus 7 Tab,Nexus Galaxy phone, Samsung Galaxy 7.7 Tab, Sandisk Sansa Clip mp3 player I tested PowerGen Dual Port USB Car Charger with Nexus 7 Tablet, Samsung Galaxy 7.7 Tablet, and Samsung Galaxy Nexus cell phone, and SanDisk Sansa Clip+ player. My original test for Nexus devices was using Jelly Bean 4.1, I repeated the tests for Jelly Bean 4.21 and saw a significant difference. I updated this review to show the differences between two releases.I received PowerGen car charger for testing from the manufacturer to write an honest and unbiased review and you will find both pluses and minuses of my experience in this review.I am attaching a collage of 3 photos labeled with numbers 1 through 3 under customer photos that I will be referencing in this review.The first thing I noticed that this car charger is fairly short (3 inches in length, 1 inch by 1 2/8 in width). Photos #1 shows this plug plugged in.The plug has two ports labeled “A” and “NA” which stands for Apple and Non-Apple devices. I own all Android devices but I tested both ports to see their behavior with my devices. The charger comes without a USB cord, so tested it with the USB cords that came with my devices.I used Battery App to determine how each device recognized the external battery pack. ‘AC’ status means the charging is at full charging rate. ‘USB’ status indicates charging at a lower charging rate. ‘Discharging’ status means that the charging rate is below the power that the device is consuming so it slows down the discharge rate but does not re-charge.The key findings:(1) Samsung Galaxy 7.7 cannot be charged with this car charger with either port(2) “A” port provides reduced power for some non-Apple devices and does not work for others*** Update 1/11/2013 ***I repeated the test with Nexus 7 running Jelly Bean 4.21 and both ports are now charging it at AC rate. The original test which showed poor performance on Apple port was Nexus 7 running Jelly Bean 4.1.I also retested Galaxy Nexus Phone running CyanogenMod 10.1 version of Jelly Bean 4.21, both ports also show charging at AC rate.The table below summarizes my findings:Nexus 7 Tablet————–A port — discharging (Jelly Bean 4.1)A port — AC (Jelly Bean 4.21)NA port — ACSamsung Galaxy Nexus Phone————————–A port — USB (Jelly Bean 4.1)A port — AC (Jelly Bean 4.21)NA port — ACSamsung Galaxy Tablet 7.7 (photo #2 and $3 show Galaxy tablet is running battery app and showing “discharging” on both port)————————–A port — dischargingNA port — dischargingSanDisk Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player——————————A port — charged at USB rateNA port — charged at AC rateThe behavior with Nexus devices was consistent and good on “NA” port. After upgrade to Jelly Bean 4.21 both Nexus devices are charging at AC rate on the Apple port.Samsung Galaxy Tablet 7.7 did not work (was discharging) in both ports.The MP3 player worked in both ports, but as USB rate in “A” port and at “AC” rate in in “NA” port. When I charge Sansa MP3 with a standard AC charger (photo #3), the MP3 player goes into charging mode, displaying the charging animated icon, the MP3 content is not played. When MP3 was plugged into the PowerGen plug (photo #3) it continued to play the content. I listen to books on my MP3 player so this caused me to move forward in my book and I had to manually reset my position by a few chapters to get back to where I was when I started charging. The positive side of this, is that is possible to continue listening while MP3 is recharging.To summarize:I liked:———1. Good behavior with Nexus devices.2. Solution for MP3 player with built-in battery3. Can charge two devices (but one at a reduced rate for non-Apple devices)I did not like:————–1. Did not work with for my Samsung Galaxy tablet2. (Not applicable after upgrade to Jelly Bean 4.21) For non-Apple devices one port has less power or does not work3. (Not applicable after upgrade to Jelly Bean 4.21) For non-Apple devices the less useful plug takes up a little extra roomOverall, after upgrade to Jelly Bean 4.21 this plug has an excellent performance on both ports for Android devices.Ali Julia review

jjceo (jjceo@comcast . net) says:

Yes you can have more! More power, more UBS ports and more use of your charged mobile devices! We own a ton of electronic devices and since they are all portable they go with us in our vehicles. Toss in a couple of grandkids and add in their equipment and then you have a lot of electronic devices being used on long trips that need to be charged. You might also be limited to the number of car power sockets that are available in your vehicle. Most USB car chargers have one port and they are limited to 1 Amp or 2 Amps output. This big brother of all chargers has two USB ports and can handle 15 watts of DC power or 3.1 Amps of total charging power. That means I can charge my iPad 3 and my iPhone simultaneously without any issues and at full speed.This is a good car charger that features two USB charging ports that can be used at the same time. One USB port is designed for Apple products and it is labeled with an A. The NA port can charge your iPhone and any other compatible USB device. My iPad 2 and my iPad 3 could only charge in the A port. Both outputs are rated at 3.1 Amps but the total current out of both ports combined while in use at the same time is 3.1 AmpsThe unit comes with no cables but since it is touted as a universal charger and there are so many different types of charger cables I cannot fault them for not supplying one. Many chargers with cables are over $20 to $25 and the cables may only fit one family of devices.Pros* Dual port* Charge an iPhone in either port* Can charge the iPad 2 or 3 in the Apple A port at 2 amps even if you are charging your iPhone at the same time* Both ports charge up to 3.1 Amps if only one port is being used* Nice red LED light around USB ports so you can see it in the dark, know it is in a live car charging port and you can see the USB plug location.* Max 15 watts of charging output which will charge two iPhones at the same time quickly.* Self-monitoring circuitry protects for over-heating, over-current and over-charging protection.* Provides fast charging of an iPhone 4 using which is very useful if you are in a hurry.* Features four spring loaded retention balls to securely hold the charger into the car DC power plugCons* Charger body is longer than many plugs, it can be easy to bump but it is nicely designed and functional.Products I tested it with:* Apple iPhone 4 works in both ports* iPad 2 worked in the Apple port only* iPad 3 worked in the Apple port only* Kindle File worked in both ports* Kindle Keyboard worked in both ports* HP TouchPad did not work in either port as the specifications state.* It is also not compatible with the Asus Transformer or the Motorola XoomThis is a good product and the price is good also. It provides excellent performance and it worked well in all of my testing. I highly recommend it to you.I was provided an evaluation unit for testing and agreed to provide a fair and honest review.


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