iClever 3-Port USB Car Charger with SmartID

iClever 3-Port USB Car Charger with SmartID

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After more usage of this charger and the other iClever USB chargers reviewed, I have to downgrade my rating. On long trips I discovered that these chargers are unable to charge my LG G2 Android phone when I have Google Maps running with GPS plus Bluetooth and data. The charging current cannot keep up with the power being used. If I go into airplane mode it starts charging slowly. After doing some research I decided to purchase the SCOSCHE USBC242M at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E1UWA4O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. This model works beautifully, keeping my phone fully charged while in use as described. The SCOSCHE also barely protrudes from the car's DC power outlet. I liked it so well I purchased another for my other vehicle. Two ports are sufficient for our needs.

This iClever 3-port car charger, typical of products from Hisgadget, is high quality. It performs a simple task, but its form factor is especially appealing to me. My Verizon (and other brand) car chargers stick out a few inches when plugged in. Sometimes that gets in the way. One of my vehicles is a “classic” Oldsmobile that has its power outlet right behind the gear shift level that comes off the steering wheel tree. So shifting into drive pushes the gear shift lever right onto the charger. Not so with this iClever charger. It only sticks out a short ways and the USB cable end does not extend much further…so no more conflict.

I like being able to use any length of USB cable I want according to need. And in this case, that decision can be made to reach as many as three devices. So to reach my phone where it is attached magnetically to my iClever car phone mount requires a fairly short cable. But if someone in the back seat needs a charge, I can connect a longer USB cable. And now I have three charging ports instead of just one. I love it.

One port charges up to 2.4A and the other two up to 2.1A. Within those constraints, the actual power supplied to charge a device automatically matches what the device is designed to accept.