12v Multi Socket Charger With Usb That Supports Higher Current Charging

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  1. Bill_OR

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    Hi,
    I have a cheap 3 socket 12v extension lead with USB that I plug into the 12v TV socket to charge my smartphone and tablet overnight. The trouble is that these devices really need more current than the extension sockets provide and hence take a long, long time to recharge.
    Has anyone found a multi-socket extension with USB and standard 12v socket that delivers the higher current that modern tech devices need?
    Thanks,
    Bill
    P.S. Just to be clear, I have a double socket splitter that plugs into the TV socket. One of these sockets is used for the TV and the other is used for the lead to the multi socket extension that is used to charge the tech devices. The existing multi-socket extension has a max load of 0.5A and it's this limit that is the problem.
     
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    +1 for this

    One of the most useful gadgets that Ive bought.
     
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    Just plug mine in the usb slot ,or the mains , on the inverters.
     
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    Thanks for your suggestions. I think I need to re-evaluate what I'm doing and choose one of these better approaches.
     
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    Alfi have now is the shop multi 3 sigaret sockets and 2 USB one 1A the second 2.1A that will do for older IPad.
     
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    A lot of the cheaper plug in usb chargers, as you've probably found, only pump out 1A at 5v which is half of what most wall chargers give so twice as long to charge up.

    Whilst searching online tonight for bits for the upcoming 12v upgrade of "Charlotte", I came across this... http://www.simplysplitcharge.co.uk/shop/viewitem.cgi?PSUSB010

    2A from each usb socket and a lighter socket too :)
     
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    Hia

    Just jumped onto this thread as it is something I am thinking of having fitted in the living area of my motorhome
    As I am apple user was looking at the

    TWIN USB POWER SOCKETS + STANDARD 20A POWER SOCKET PANEL
    From Simply Split Charge £13-99
    Or


    Anker 40W 5-Port USB Car Charger with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone 6 5; iPad Air 2, mini 3; Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge S5; Note 4 3; Nexus 6 9 and More (Black)

    Amazon £11-99

    Any ideas


    Sorry don't know why it's gone bold



     
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    We changed one of our front cigar lighters to a twin use socket and it was so good that we fitted another twin usb socket in our bedroom for overnight phone charging. .. Going to fit one more somewhere near the dining table for passengers to charge on the move.
     
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    We have two of the already mentioned units from Aldi with 3 12v sockets & 2 usb's.
    One in the cab & one in the lounge, we use them a lot & found them to be very good.
    We charge our iPad & iPhone overnight but with experimentation have found it only works if you do the following:
    Plug the lead into the iPad/iPhone before switching off, if switched off before plugging in,the apple stuff switches itself back on & won't charge.
    So, after your all plugged in turn the iPad/iPhone COMPLETELY off.
    It will be fully charged overnight (y)
     
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