PowerGen Dual Port USB 2.1A 10W AC Travel Wall Charger - White
The PowerGen Dual Port USB AC / Travel charger charges TWO of electronic devices simultaneously, eg. iPad, iPhone, iPod, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, PDAs, Mobile Phones and USB for power. It is compact with high quality finish and comes with full 1 year limited warranty.
Compatible Models: MP3 players, ipods, iPhone 5, iphone 4s, iphone 4s, iphone 3G, Apple iPad, Mobile phones, PDA, GPS, MP4, Portable wifi, Amazon Kindle fire / DX and other kindles. USB Port 1 (Designed for Apple products) Compatibility iPad @ 2 Ampere Max. iPhone / iPod Touch @ 1 Ampere Max. Others phones / GPS / Tablet etc. @ 0.5 to 1 Ampere Max. (May not support charging of some devices) USB Port 2 (port close to LED, designed for non apple products) Compatibility iPad @ NOT Compatible iPhone / iPod Touch @ 0.5 Ampere Max. Others phones / GPS / Tablet etc. @ 1 to 2 Ampere Max. NOTE 1: Currently known support tablets: Amazon Kindle Fire & all other Kindles, Samsung Galaxy Tab Series, Nobal Nook Color, Nook Tablets, HTC Flyer. NOTE 2: NOT compatible with HP TouchPad, Asus transformer or Motorola Xoom. NOTE 3: May NOT support some Blackberry phones.
Package Includes: 1 pc PowerGen Dual Port USB AC / Travel charger User Guide 1 year limited waranty included
PowerGen Dual Port USB AC Charger charges your iPad, iPhone, iPod, HTC, Blackberry, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, PDAs, Mobile Phones.
Use your existing USB charging cables to charge most USB powered devices / Easy-to-see LED confirms whether USB charger is properly connected
NO more disturbing Bright LED light at night, Dimming Blue LED indicator used.
Input:100-240V 150mA ; Output:DC 5V 2.1A Max. or 10W (A combined total of Max. 2.1A)
Sophisticated circuit design with over-heated, over-current, over-charging protection. Charging will be automatically stop when battery is full.
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295 of 310 found the following review helpful:
This is an excellent value charger with two USB ports that will charge your iPad 3 and other smart devices!Aug 01, 2012
By jjceo Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3GAAB3W9PTZKU If your home is like mine you are running out of wall sockets to charge all of your toys. Our iPhones, iPads, iPods, iPod Touches, Bluetooth headphones, and on and on all have a separate wall charger. Here is a nice product; no I mean a great product that features two USB sockets for your smart phones, tablets and accessories. I have successfully charged the following devices without any problems:
* iPad 2 only on the A port * iPad 3 only on the A port * iPod 60 GIG only worked on the NA port as it is an old school Apple charging design * iPod touch on both ports * Kindle Fire on both ports * Kindle Keyboard on both ports * iPhone 4 on both ports
I like that the wall charger has two USB charging ports and it can charge two devices at the same time. (Like our two iPhones simultaneously)
The unit did not charge the HP TouchPad as claimed but so far I have tried a dozen different charging devices and none of them will charge the HP TouchPad except the original HP charger and the HP Touchstone. The HP TouchPad requires a strong 5.3 VDC at 2.08 Amps. When I tried it I got the HP error message that the charging device was not supplying either enough voltage or current to effectively charge it.
The unit can provide up to 2.1 amps which is the rated charging rate for an Apple iPad 3. If you plug in multiple devices they both will still charge (They share the 2.1 Amps) but if one of them requires more than ½ of the 2.1 amp power it will charge more slowly than with its own AC wall charger. Plugging in only one device provides up to 2.1 Amps to either USB port. Smart devices are self-limiting as to how much current they will draw and it is safe to use a higher current charger as your smart phone for example will stop charging when it is full. Usually smart phones like our iPhone charge at 1 amp but they will charge faster and safely at 2.1 amps. The Apple iPad 2's and iPad 3's like 2.1 amps to charge with but will charge at 1 Amp at a slower rate. The iPad 3 is a power hog with an 11,560 mAh battery capacity and can use up to 1.24 amps just operating on a mobile wireless version. If it is plugged in and left on then it will charge very slowly even with the original Apple charger.
The plug has a small blue status LED that indicates that the unit is plugged into a live outlet. I like it because the light is very small and dim and not bright like most wall plug LED's. Your bedroom sometimes looks like Christmas with all of the items plugged in today's modern world with all of the LED's lit up at night.
The unit also features protection circuitry that monitors over-heating, over-current and over-charging protection. The unit I received had the charging ports clearly marked and it included an instruction manual that was not bad.
This is nice AC power charger and I like it a lot. For $9.99 it is a good buy and well worth the money for how it performs. It even works on 240 VAC and 50 Hertz so it is good for overseas travel as long as you take your European plug socket adapters.
I was provided an evaluation unit for testing and agreed to provide a fair and honest review.
162 of 170 found the following review helpful:
Review for use with Nexus 7 Tablet, Samsung Galaxy 7.7 Tablet, and Samsung Galaxy Nexus cell phone, and SanDisk Sansa Clip+Aug 11, 2012
By Ali Julia I tested PowerGen Dual Port USB 2.1A 10W AC Travel Wall 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 wall 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 5 photos labeled with numbers 1 through 5 under customer photos that I will be referencing in this review.
The first thing I noticed that this wall charger is fairly small, it takes up only one slot on the extension cord. Photos #1 and #4 show this plug on two different power strips.
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 wall charger with either port (2) "A" port provides reduced power for some non-Apple devices and does not work for others *** Update 1/9/2013 *** Thanks to comment by Ajith Antony 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, but it showed no improvement. It still gets only USB charging rate on Apple port.
The table below summarizes my findings:
Nexus 7 Tablet (photo #4 and #5, note that the left port is labeled "A" and the right port is labeled "NA") -------------- A port -- discharging (Nexus 7 running Jelly Bean 4.1.) A port -- AC (Nexus 7 running Jelly Bean 4.21) NA port -- AC
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Phone -------------------------- A port -- USB NA port -- AC
Samsung Galaxy Tablet 7.7 -------------------------- A port -- discharging NA port -- discharging
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player ------------------------------ A port -- charged at USB rate NA port -- charged at AC rate
The behavior with Nexus devices was consistent and good on "NA" port. Samsung Galaxy Nexus Phone gets USB rate on Apple "A" port. After upgrade to Jelly Bean 4.21 Nexus 7 gets AC rate on both ports.
The behavior of both Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus plugged in at the same time was the same as when they were plugged in individually. This means if you want to recharge both Nexus 7 Tab and Galaxy Nexus phone at the same time there is only one combination that works:
Nexus 7 Tablet and Samsung Galaxy Nexus Phone at the same time -------------------------------------------------------------- NA port -- Nexus 7 Tablet -- AC rate A port -- Galaxy Nexus Phone -- USB rate
Samsung Galaxy Tablet 7.7 (running Honecomb 3.2) 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.
I liked: --------- 1. Good behavior with Nexus devices. 2. Solution for MP3 player with built-in battery 3. 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 tablet 2. For non-Apple devices one port has less power or does not work 3. For non-Apple devices the less useful plug takes up a little extra room
If you own two Apple devices that you want to use with this plug, this is what manufacturer states: The NA port is not designed for Apple device, however, it charges the iPhone at 500mAh. When charge the IPAD and iPhone at the same time, plug the iPhone first (NA port) and then the iPad (A port) to avoid the iPhone report the charger as incompatible.
Overall, after upgrade to Jelly Bean 4.21 this plug has an excellent performance on both ports for Android devices.
Ali Julia review
126 of 145 found the following review helpful:
Charger caught fire.Oct 30, 2012
By mslesliebug Was laying in bed while charging iPad 2 when all of a sudden a flame started coming from the charger. I quickly blew it out and unplugged the charger. It's a good thing I was home and in the same room or my house might of been burned down. Think twice about this charger.
37 of 43 found the following review helpful:
A very handy AC charger for mobile devices and small electronicsMar 31, 2012
By J. Chambers Full disclosure: The seller offered me a PowerGen Dual Port Travel Charger to test and review.
My wife and I travel occasionally, when the travel charger will really come in handy, for two reasons: 1. We've lost a couple of AC chargers by forgetting to take them from a hotel room when we left; and 2. Many hotel rooms don't have enough electrical outlets for all the electrical devices that we carry with us, so having a dual port charger reduces the need for electrical outlets.
The charger has a small blue light that lights up when it's plugged in. It's not bright enough to be distracting, but it shows that the charger is operating, AND it should attract enough attention that we won't forget to remove it from an outlet before leaving a hotel.
I used the charger on several electronic devices, and it worked fine with all of them. I did not attempt to measure the recharging times, but they appeared to be comparable to the recharging times when using the dedicated AC rechargers that came with the devices. The devices that I tested with the charger were:
* Kindle 3 (also known as a Kindle Keyboard) - 5V ~ 0.85A
* Kindle Fire - 5V ~ 1.8A
* iPhone 4 - 5V ~ 1.0A
* Samsung Stratosphere cellphone - 5V ~ 1.0A
With each device, I checked periodically during recharging, and both the recharger and the device remained cool, with no overheating.
I have only a couple of minor negative comments:
1. The instruction leaflet says the warranty is six months, while the Amazon product description says one year. I'm guessing that one year is correct, since that's typical for electronic devices.
2. The instruction leaflet says simply that both ports provide 4.8-5.3 volts at 2.1 amperes (the device itself is labeled 5.1V/2.1A). The Amazon product description appears to imply that one of the ports provides 0.5-1.0A (for Apple products), with the other port providing 1.0-2.0A (for non-Apple products). As a practical matter, I doubt if it matters which port you use, but if the ports have different outputs, it would affect the recharging time.
Overall, I was very pleased with the product, and having two ports on the charger is a very nice feature that will come in handy for both travel and home use.
17 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Universal high-power adapterAug 23, 2012
By Poojan Wagh Apple devices have a proprietary handshake to tell a charger that it can deliver high power (1A or 2.1A for example). (For more info do a search on LadyAda iPod Charger)
Separately, most other devices have a handshake (a recent addition to the USB handshake rules) that allows a charger to deliver all the power it can to the device.
This adapter supports both! So, you can charge both your Kindle or Motorola Droid, and your iPad or iPhone. There are two ports on this device. One for Apple ("A") and one for non-apple ("NA").
Now, I realize that there are cheaper alternatives, but I've gotten tired of skimping on chargers and other accessories and then having to buy yet another one later because it didn't support my device. With this thing, I can support all the devices in my house. (The alternatives are half the cost--but that's only $5 less.) Very happy I got it. Will probably order another one.
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