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I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: hal
Date: September 06, 2017 05:31PM
I would appreciate "I bought this one a year ago and it's still working great" kinda responses

thanks
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 06, 2017 05:39PM
I have several Anker branded ones that have been fine.
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: September 06, 2017 05:41PM
Like for a car socket? I bought this one 3.5 years ago and it's still working great: [a.co]

~A
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 06, 2017 05:44PM
" I bought this one a year ago and it's been great"

[www.amazon.com]

OK, I bought it more like 18 months ago, according to Amazon.
And yes, it's made in China. But it hasn't died yet.
It charges my iPhone 5s just fine, and charges my iPad slowly.



Paul F.
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 06, 2017 05:46PM
Our forum sponsor sells good ones (Newertech) that I have used for years. Get a two port model.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: Schpark
Date: September 06, 2017 05:52PM
To piggyback on this I am looking for one with the built in voltmeter so I can keep tabs on my motorcycle charging system. Any recommendations?



"Without death, life would lose much of its meaning. My goal is to live in such a manner that I alter world in some fundamental way before I'm gone. As I get older and watch my son grow I realize I've already achieved my goal." - Ztirffritz
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: September 06, 2017 05:58PM
anything by Anker.



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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 06, 2017 06:13PM
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Schpark
To piggyback on this I am looking for one with the built in voltmeter so I can keep tabs on my motorcycle charging system. Any recommendations?

no experience with this one, but it seems to do what you want and has good reviews. I don't think it has USB output though.

[www.amazon.com]
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 06, 2017 06:41PM
I needed some for very tight quarters (minimum extension out of lighter socket), so got these.
[www.amazon.com]

It's only been two months, but so far so good. They're so compact that you might be able to close your lighter's cap/lid over them when not in use.
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: Catzilla
Date: September 06, 2017 06:51PM
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Schpark
To piggyback on this I am looking for one with the built in voltmeter so I can keep tabs on my motorcycle charging system. Any recommendations?

I have this one, voltage meter and USB.
[www.amazon.com]
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: September 06, 2017 06:52PM
I have a NewerTech one from our sponsors that's about 3 years old now, still going strong. 2.1 and 1.0 amp USB outputs.
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 06, 2017 06:58PM
I too vote for something by Anker. I am likely to get this one

[www.ebay.com]

2.4 amps per outlet.
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: September 06, 2017 07:57PM
Got this one because it glows, was kinda cheap (<$5 at the time) for a 2 X 2.4A charger, and it's just about two years w/o a hiccup. Decent quantity of good reviews, so took a chance.

But, I really dig red metal, so my fave was this one, with lots of great reviews, and it comes in other colors, too. The same company also has this model in red aluminum; it's their newer, upgrade version.

Since we recently got Qualcomm QC3 equipped phones, we're getting new QC3 chargers for the cars, so taking a new gamble now, too. For the most part, I look for a healthy percentage of good reviews on Amazon, especially for this kind of stuff where there are so many choices, and if there are products w/ hundreds, or thousands of good reviews, it makes my buying choice easier. Anker makes great stuff.
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: Carm
Date: September 06, 2017 08:20PM
Made by Key. MFi certified I believe. Under $6 and I've used it for half a year 2.4A. Good quality cable also included.
[www.amazon.com]
Wife bought a Belkin with a white led ring, also 2.4A charger that included a USB lightning cable over a year ago. Still going strong.
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 06, 2017 08:41PM
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DeusxMac
I needed some for very tight quarters (minimum extension out of lighter socket), so got these.
[www.amazon.com]

It's only been two months, but so far so good. They're so compact that you might be able to close your lighter's cap/lid over them when not in use.

Those flush fit aukeys are great, I bought a couple.... sadly they dont work in mazdas.

Now just sitting a drawer...



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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: Cary
Date: September 06, 2017 08:52PM
I vote for Anker or Mpow. Both work well.
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: Schpark
Date: September 07, 2017 10:30AM
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space-time
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Schpark
To piggyback on this I am looking for one with the built in voltmeter so I can keep tabs on my motorcycle charging system. Any recommendations?

no experience with this one, but it seems to do what you want and has good reviews. I don't think it has USB output though.

[www.amazon.com]

Definitely need USB. Something like this would be good if it had temp in F.

[www.amazon.com]



"Without death, life would lose much of its meaning. My goal is to live in such a manner that I alter world in some fundamental way before I'm gone. As I get older and watch my son grow I realize I've already achieved my goal." - Ztirffritz
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Re: I need a 12v > USB charger for my car, but almost all of them are cheap chinese crap - how can I find a 'good' one?
Posted by: jonny
Date: September 07, 2017 01:17PM
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Buzz
Got this one because it glows, was kinda cheap (<$5 at the time) for a 2 X 2.4A charger, and it's just about two years w/o a hiccup. Decent quantity of good reviews, so took a chance.

But, I really dig red metal, so my fave was this one, with lots of great reviews, and it comes in other colors, too. The same company also has this model in red aluminum; it's their newer, upgrade version.

Since we recently got Qualcomm QC3 equipped phones, we're getting new QC3 chargers for the cars, so taking a new gamble now, too. For the most part, I look for a healthy percentage of good reviews on Amazon, especially for this kind of stuff where there are so many choices, and if there are products w/ hundreds, or thousands of good reviews, it makes my buying choice easier. Anker makes great stuff.
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In for one of the new ravpower's (in black) Thanks for the reference!
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