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Car Cigarette Powered 1000mA USB Adapter/Charger - £1.23 Delivered @ Deal Extreme

£1.23 @ DealExtreme
price is actually 1.99 US dollars just converted it to pounds with free delivery - Charge any of your USB devices on the road - Keep your device running without swapping battery - Input:12V… Read More
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6y, 2m agoFound 6 years, 2 months ago
price is actually 1.99 US dollars just converted it to pounds
with free delivery

- Charge any of your USB devices on the road
- Keep your device running without swapping battery
- Input:12V
- Output:5V.1A
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#1
DealExtreme
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#2
3 weeks delivery.

Claims to be "CE" compliant but because it's an import there are no guarantees that this is correct.
#3
Will it work with iPhone
#4
yeah it works with iPhone 3G and 4G.

i presume it works with the other iPhone models, but those are the only ones I have
#5
I got one from them for my galaxy s - it doesnt charge well, I got one that says 1amp and on the unit it says the same but when connected it doesnt charge well i think it is a 0.5amp pretending to be a 1amp
#6
o yeh it takes ages for it to be delivered maybe 2 months definitely not 3 weeks
#7
this will probably melt in your cigarette lighter and ruin any item attached to it!
#8
Bought a similar one from DX before for a similar price. Worked on a 3GS for 6 months then died
2 Likes #9
Lost count of the amount of times this has been posted the last time not a week ago, it will take around 4-6 weeks to arrive and personally I wouldnt be pluging in my £500 smartphone to any item from DX.

Cold cold cold
#10
nick1austin
3 weeks delivery.

Claims to be "CE" compliant but because it's an import there are no guarantees that this is correct.


I thought pretty much everything was imported :) Besides, as far as I'm aware you can self-declare your products and mark with the CE logo anyway, so it doesn't seem to mean much these days.
#11
I regularly plug my £400+ phone into devices from DealExtreme. No probs in the last 5 years of so.
This particular device fits beautifully (i.e. unobtrusively) into the lighter socket.
Heated.
#12
PabloCreep
nick1austin
3 weeks delivery.

Claims to be "CE" compliant but because it's an import there are no guarantees that this is correct.


I thought pretty much everything was imported :) Besides, as far as I'm aware you can self-declare your products and mark with the CE logo anyway, so it doesn't seem to mean much these days.


I still have rolls of CE logos from when I applied for certification for a product I created - the conversation went something like:
Me: How do I get my product CE certified?
Them: What's your address? I'll send you some stickers
oO
#13
I've had it for a few weeks now, but It does not charge my San Francisco with 1A, but with 500mA instead.
However it is quite small and fits just perfect in my lighter socket.
For the price it's OK, but beware it will not charge your device with 1A.
2 Likes #14
cikki100
I got one from them for my galaxy s - it doesnt charge well, I got one that says 1amp and on the unit it says the same but when connected it doesnt charge well i think it is a 0.5amp pretending to be a 1amp

wakaru
I've had it for a few weeks now, but It does not charge my San Francisco with 1A, but with 500mA instead.
However it is quite small and fits just perfect in my lighter socket.
For the price it's OK, but beware it will not charge your device with 1A.


Go to settings>about>battery with it connected to the car charger and i reckons it will say connected via USB instead of AC. (Standard on the HTC models i know anyway)

Basically you need a modified mini USB cable to short 2 of the pins together or a charging only USB cable as 2 of the pins when connected the phones use to tell if its charging via USB which is done at 500 rather than 1 from an AC source. Wall chargers dont have those 2 pins connected so it always detects AC no matter what cable you use.

Test it.
#15
I have one of these. it didn't fit in my car cigarette lighter though.
#16
i have one but never fitted my car. there is alot of variations on this and i have heard the duracel was the best. there is however a cheap and nast two port at poundland at the moment. but when in use mine smells like burning plastic so may not be that great

oh and my cars a 07 mazda 3 and since mazda and ford use the same bits i would speculate that this wont work on any of the fords either.
1 Like #17
Be very, very careful buying cheap devices like this, bought a USB plug charger for an Ipod and it worked a few times, plugged it in last month and it exploded with smoke coming out of it, damaging the screen of my Ipod. Wouldnt risk it tbh.
#18
Don't buy is my advice..mine took 5 weeks for delivery and it does not charge my Creative MP3 player.About 5 mm of the unit sticks out of my lighter socket (BMW) when I thought it would be a snug flush fit...probably best to spend a few extra quid and get the Belkin branded unit from 7dayshop.
#19
A very good (and more expensive) alternative to this is the Belkin Dual Auto Charger.

This has two USB ports one 1000mA and one 500mA. Supplied with iPod charging cable and mini USB charging cable. Very good build quality.

Manages to charge a HTC Nexus One mounted in HTC Car dock with GPS, 3G, Bluetooth running with Navigation via 1000mA and at the same time charges the wife's HTC Hero via 500mA socket.

The downside is that it sticks out the lighter socket quite far and the USB ports are mounted on the side of the device (at right angles to the lighter socket).
#20
currychops
Don't buy is my advice..mine took 5 weeks for delivery and it does not charge my Creative MP3 player.About 5 mm of the unit sticks out of my lighter socket (BMW) when I thought it would be a snug flush fit...probably best to spend a few extra quid and get the Belkin branded unit from 7dayshop.


That 5mm if to grab hold of when you want to take it out. If it sat flush there'd be countless "I had to take apart the dash to remove it" posts :) The Belkin one probably comes from the same factory in China (the casing certainly comes from the same mould), and the 3 year warranty wouldn't cover any damage to devices you plugged in any more than the £1 one. The big problem with these is that they're so compact there's no space inside to fit a 1A fuse, so if it short circuits inside there's little protection.

Edited By: wibbleboy on Feb 17, 2011 12:15
#21
PabloCreep
[I thought pretty much everything was imported :) Besides, as far as I'm aware you can self-declare your products and mark with the CE logo anyway, so it doesn't seem to mean much these days.
True and true. However, if you buy from a UK outlet you are protected by consumer law and can sue the company if the declarations are fraudulent. You try doing that with DX.

I have bought two dangerous mains-operated devices from DX - I will not be buying any more. And I agree with polly69 - the car electrical system has a nominal voltage of more than twice what this is supposed to output, and is also infested with all sorts of transients (spikes). It is quite probable that one of those transients will kill the switching element in the converter, and it will fail short-circuit, sending that 12V+ and the transients straight to the output socket.
#22
ordered , thanks
#23
Bought this a year ago. Didnt do anything for my sony erricson, the light on the adapter lit up, thats it.
#24
pibpob
True and true. However, if you buy from a UK outlet you are protected by consumer law and can sue the company if the declarations are fraudulent. You try doing that with DX.

I have bought two dangerous mains-operated devices from DX - I will not be buying any more. And I agree with polly69 - the car electrical system has a nominal voltage of more than twice what this is supposed to output, and is also infested with all sorts of transients (spikes). It is quite probable that one of those transients will kill the switching element in the converter, and it will fail short-circuit, sending that 12V+ and the transients straight to the output socket.


Fair comment, but if the issue is consequential damage, it's still a pain in the **** to get through a small claims court even if it's a UK company :(
#25
Pain in the "bum". Sorry HUKD.
#26
Yes. For something mains-powered though, if it injures or causes a fire then the consequences could be vast, so UK companies would be wise to check!
#27
QuackingPlums
PabloCreep
nick1austin
3 weeks delivery.

Claims to be "CE" compliant but because it's an import there are no guarantees that this is correct.


I thought pretty much everything was imported :) Besides, as far as I'm aware you can self-declare your products and mark with the CE logo anyway, so it doesn't seem to mean much these days.


I still have rolls of CE logos from when I applied for certification for a product I created - the conversation went something like:
Me: How do I get my product CE certified?
Them: What's your address? I'll send you some stickers
oO


My understanding is that CE certification is just stamped on - you only have to conform to the standard and it is up to you as a 'manufacturer' to make sure it conforms. CE is self certified, and lets face it most people would just stamp it on and not pay TUV £20k to test them.

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