|Average Rating (7 Reviews): |Nicely made and supplies enough current
Tuesday, 14 December 2021 | Forrest
I bought one of these to fit to a 2012 Prius. Although the Prius has a USB socket fitted as standard, it's hidden at the bottom of the centre cubby box, and can only supply 0.7A at 5V. If you load the socket above 0.7A, the voltage drops until the load reaches 0.9A, whereupon an error message appears on the vehicle display, and the USB port is disabled until the car is re-started!
An higher-power and more convenient alternative was clearly needed, and after drilling a hole in a removable panel beside the standard 12V "cigar lighter"socket, I installed this twin port socket. On testing, one socket maintained a 5V output up to a loading of 2.8A, whilst the other could be loaded up to 2.5A. I did not load both at the same time, so cannot confirm the 4.8A simultaneous load.
I would have preferred green LED illumination which I could link to the vehicle lights, but I am getting used to the always-on blue lighting which certainly makes it easy to find the sockets.
All in all, I am very pleased with the socket, and will probably buy another one for a Land Rover Defender.
Monday, 9 November 2020 | Brian
Fitted a number of these to my motorhome but this one I fitted to my motorbike so that I can recharge my phone when I am out blood biking. Only downside is that it is not waterproof so I have made and fitted a cap that covers the sockets
Monday, 28 September 2020 | Paddy
Well built piece of kit. Worth getting with a rocker switch so that the blue light isn't on all the time ( and saves a bit of battery drain I guess) especially if
you have it in a sleeping area. You can remove the dust cover completely if you want. Good power output for charging phones etc.
Monday, 31 August 2020 | Gail
Good quality product and solid feel when plugging in USB cables. Socket is perminantly lit Blue and would in my application have been better if only lit when gadget plugged in, otherwise 5 star
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 | Bruce
A neat, good quality double USB socket which was easy to fit. Much better than the standard push- in type lighter socket which it replaced. Good value.
Friday, 24 July 2020 | Chris
Fantastic little product
Thursday, 16 January 2020 | Stuart
Really nice quality item, exactly what I wanted, fit and forget!