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HOCO Z3 Smart Car Charger 3.1A (Perfect for Nintendo Switch road trips!) Dual USB LCD Display - £2.44 Delivered @ Gearbest

£2.44 @ GearBest
This might just look like a regular car USB charger, and it is, however the 3.1A output means it is perfect for charging your Nintendo Switch (USB to USB-C cable not provided) on the go, or any other … Read More
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[mod] 2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago
This might just look like a regular car USB charger, and it is, however the 3.1A output means it is perfect for charging your Nintendo Switch (USB to USB-C cable not provided) on the go, or any other high powered USB device for that matter!

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- Multifunctional Car Charger
Car charger and voltage monitor 2 in 1 design, everything is for your safe driving

- 5V 3.1A Fast Charging
It supports 5V 3.1A output, high power conversion rate and extreme charging speed

- Smart Chip, Intelligent Current Distribution
3.1A maximum current output, the chip inside will automatically identify the discharging current according to your charging devices

- Dual USB

Dual outputs, you can charge phones, pads or other small electronic devices simultaneously

- Intelligent LCD Digital Display
No-load state: the screen will show the battery voltage
Working state: the screen will show the total output current

- Voltage Monitor
LCD display screen, the real-time voltage can be displayed clearly
If it shows your car voltage which is less than 12V, please replace the battery in time

- High-quality Material with Fine Workmanship
Made of ABS and PC fireproof materials with CNC metal frame cutting process, aluminum anodic oxidation treatment, drop-resistant and corrosion-resistant

- Compact Design
Tiny size, it does not take up space or obstruct the view

- Multiple Protections
Over temperature, overload, overcharge, over voltage, over current, under voltage and short circuit protections

- Wide Compatibility
Suitable for most of smartphones, tablets and other digital products

Parameters:
Input: 12V - 24V
Output: 5V / 3.1A
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#1
Sounds like a great idea!
Do we know if the 3.1A is per USB port or shared between the 2?
7 Likes #2
China's finest. no thanks.
[mod] 5 Likes #3
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.


Do you realise most consumer electronics are made in China? You can also pay by PayPal and Gearbest have a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied.
1 Like #4
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
No telling what this will do to your new Galaxy S8 if you plug it in
6 Likes #5
dwl99
No telling what this will do to your new Galaxy S8 if you plug it in


Charge it?
1 Like #6
msmyth
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.

Do you realise most consumer electronics are made in China? You can also pay by PayPal and Gearbest have a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied.


I'd like to see you try get your money back for your £300 Switch when the battery blows from this :D
#7
anyone found one of these that doesn't interfere with the radio?
[mod] 3 Likes #8
LetoKynes
msmyth
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
Do you realise most consumer electronics are made in China? You can also pay by PayPal and Gearbest have a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied.
I'd like to see you try get your money back for your £300 Switch when the battery blows from this :D

It's juvenile to assume that just because something is from China that it would be prone to failure, could the same argument not be made against the Switch, considering it is manufactured there?

Over temperature protection, over current protection, overload protection, overcharge protection, over voltage protection, short circuit protection, under voltage protection, not to mention any product connected should have its own built in battery protection. I think I will take my chances thanks. (_;)
#9
LetoKynes
msmyth
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.

Do you realise most consumer electronics are made in China? You can also pay by PayPal and Gearbest have a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied.


I'd like to see you try get your money back for your £300 Switch when the battery blows from this :D


You're talking absolute nonsense. There's protection built into modern devices these days that prevent these sorts of things, e.g. devices only pull the power that they require and no more.

I've been using a cheap car charger for 6 months in my car and I've never had an issue.


To anyone who isn't knowledgeable with this stuff and wants the above item, don't listen to unfounded claims.
Can it cause damage? Yes. Will it? Probably not
#10
prash_2k
Sounds like a great idea!
Do we know if the 3.1A is per USB port or shared between the 2?

SHARED OBVIOUSLY, OF COURSE
#11
t3rm3y
anyone found one of these that doesn't interfere with the radio?


My Anker one doesn't
#12
There's a chance a switch could charge the car after recent tests one was plugged into a laptop so they could charge the switch and it worked the other way around and was charging the laptop oO

Edited By: rdbradshaw on May 05, 2017 13:42
#13
gazdoubleu
t3rm3y
anyone found one of these that doesn't interfere with the radio?


My Anker one doesn't


same here, my anker (qc3) one doesn't affect any of the frequencies on my FM band.
don't have DAB so cannot offer anything for that.
1 Like #14
At that price I'd avoid. I had a similar product melt and start to smoke in the car. likely very poor quality QC/components.
#15
Think I'll take the 'gamble'. Similar, not even the same. Just similar. Ha. Brilliant.
#16
msmyth
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
Do you realise most consumer electronics are made in China? You can also pay by PayPal and Gearbest have a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied.

This tat is made back street and has no CE testing prior to being shipped. Good luck when your car sets on fire lets just hope your not doing 70mph down the M4 at the time.
2 Likes #17
msmyth
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.

Do you realise most consumer electronics are made in China? You can also pay by PayPal and Gearbest have a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied.


Made in China is one thing.

It's Made by China you have to be wary of.

The people who put Melamine in their own baby's milk powder wouldn't worry twice about your charger exploding.
#18
It says that price has expired for me but if you use promo code TWITTER you get 8% knocked off which is better than nothing.
#20
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
What device did you use to post this? Chances are it, or at least parts of it, were made in China or Hong Kong or thereabouts. After Brexit, everything will have to come from China so get used to it! Or maybe we can start manufacturing them in the UK, in which case they'll be £19.99. Or we could always get UK children to make them in sweatshops...


t3rm3y
anyone found one of these that doesn't interfere with the radio?
How do you mean? I get a hum on mine when I'm charging my phone while using it with the line-in on my radio, but I think that's a grounding issue and I haven't looked at it properly yet. Does yours interfere with the reception?


Graham1979
BraddersJ
LetoKynes
msmyth
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
Do you realise most consumer electronics are made in China? You can also pay by PayPal and Gearbest have a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied.
I'd like to see you try get your money back for your £300 Switch when the battery blows from this :D
You're talking absolute nonsense. There's protection built into modern devices these days that prevent these sorts of things, e.g. devices only pull the power that they require and no more.
I've been using a cheap car charger for 6 months in my car and I've never had an issue.
To anyone who isn't knowledgeable with this stuff and wants the above item, don't listen to unfounded claims.
Can it cause damage? Yes. Will it? Probably not
Ha ha "built in protection" yeah I'm sure little Jimmy Wong tests every one of these, although he makes 500 a day and is only 6 years old. Jog along.
He means there is built in protection in the devices you are charging, i.e. your phone, tablet, Nintendo Switch, etc., because those devices are obviously more sophisticated and built to higher standards. These chargers are simple devices that have two jobs - enable you to plug USB cables into your cigarette lighter socket (because obviously they wouldn't fit otherwise) and step the 12v from your car's battery down to the 5v required by USB-charged devices. They're so simple you could make one yourself with some basic components (resistors, capacitors, etc.), but low quality ones may do a poor job of regulating the voltage, and it's possible that a voltage spike could damage the device but a good device will be able to manage that. Major problems occur when there is too much current, which would be a problem with your device rather than the charger, because, as Bradders said, the charger only provides the amount of current provided because it is down to the device being charged to 'pull' the electricity from the charger.
1 Like #21
msmyth
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
Do you realise most consumer electronics are made in China? You can also pay by PayPal and Gearbest have a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied.

Lol! money back guarantee!!!

Paying by PayPal isn't much help when this sets on fire and torches your car. But hey, wouldn't want to stop HUKD getting it's 8% commission.
#22
reddragon105
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
What device did you use to post this? Chances are it, or at least parts of it, were made in China or Hong Kong or thereabouts. After Brexit, everything will have to come from China so get used to it! Or maybe we can start manufacturing them in the UK, in which case they'll be £19.99. Or we could always get UK children to make them in sweatshops...
t3rm3y
anyone found one of these that doesn't interfere with the radio?
How do you mean? I get a hum on mine when I'm charging my phone while using it with the line-in on my radio, but I think that's a grounding issue and I haven't looked at it properly yet. Does yours interfere with the reception?
Graham1979
BraddersJ
LetoKynes
msmyth
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
Do you realise most consumer electronics are made in China? You can also pay by PayPal and Gearbest have a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied.
I'd like to see you try get your money back for your £300 Switch when the battery blows from this :D
You're talking absolute nonsense. There's protection built into modern devices these days that prevent these sorts of things, e.g. devices only pull the power that they require and no more.
I've been using a cheap car charger for 6 months in my car and I've never had an issue.
To anyone who isn't knowledgeable with this stuff and wants the above item, don't listen to unfounded claims.
Can it cause damage? Yes. Will it? Probably not
Ha ha "built in protection" yeah I'm sure little Jimmy Wong tests every one of these, although he makes 500 a day and is only 6 years old. Jog along.
He means there is built in protection in the devices you are charging, i.e. your phone, tablet, Nintendo Switch, etc., because those devices are obviously more sophisticated and built to higher standards. These chargers are simple devices that have two jobs - enable you to plug USB cables into your cigarette lighter socket (because obviously they wouldn't fit otherwise) and step the 12v from your car's battery down to the 5v required by USB-charged devices. They're so simple you could make one yourself with some basic components (resistors, capacitors, etc.), but low quality ones may do a poor job of regulating the voltage, and it's possible that a voltage spike could damage the device but a good device will be able to manage that. Major problems occur when there is too much current, which would be a problem with your device rather than the charger, because, as Bradders said, the charger only provides the amount of current provided because it is down to the device being charged to 'pull' the electricity from the charger.

reddragon105
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
What device did you use to post this? Chances are it, or at least parts of it, were made in China or Hong Kong or thereabouts. After Brexit, everything will have to come from China so get used to it! Or maybe we can start manufacturing them in the UK, in which case they'll be £19.99. Or we could always get UK children to make them in sweatshops...
t3rm3y
anyone found one of these that doesn't interfere with the radio?
How do you mean? I get a hum on mine when I'm charging my phone while using it with the line-in on my radio, but I think that's a grounding issue and I haven't looked at it properly yet. Does yours interfere with the reception?
Graham1979
BraddersJ
LetoKynes
msmyth
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
Do you realise most consumer electronics are made in China? You can also pay by PayPal and Gearbest have a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied.
I'd like to see you try get your money back for your £300 Switch when the battery blows from this :D
You're talking absolute nonsense. There's protection built into modern devices these days that prevent these sorts of things, e.g. devices only pull the power that they require and no more.
I've been using a cheap car charger for 6 months in my car and I've never had an issue.
To anyone who isn't knowledgeable with this stuff and wants the above item, don't listen to unfounded claims.
Can it cause damage? Yes. Will it? Probably not
Ha ha "built in protection" yeah I'm sure little Jimmy Wong tests every one of these, although he makes 500 a day and is only 6 years old. Jog along.
He means there is built in protection in the devices you are charging, i.e. your phone, tablet, Nintendo Switch, etc., because those devices are obviously more sophisticated and built to higher standards. These chargers are simple devices that have two jobs - enable you to plug USB cables into your cigarette lighter socket (because obviously they wouldn't fit otherwise) and step the 12v from your car's battery down to the 5v required by USB-charged devices. They're so simple you could make one yourself with some basic components (resistors, capacitors, etc.), but low quality ones may do a poor job of regulating the voltage, and it's possible that a voltage spike could damage the device but a good device will be able to manage that. Major problems occur when there is too much current, which would be a problem with your device rather than the charger, because, as Bradders said, the charger only provides the amount of current provided because it is down to the device being charged to 'pull' the electricity from the charger.

It's very simple. You buy something directly from China, then generally speaking you are at the mercy of their safety standards.

So; what safety standards do these devices conform to? They don't have to, and therein lies the problem.

It's not say that they can't work perfectly, they can and many do I imagine. The problem is that you're relying on some nondescript, heavily profit motivated Chinese company to regulate itself.

One thing Britain prides itself on are safety standards which have come about by learning hard lessons in the past. Well, the more people import stuff directly from China, the more we go back on them.
#23
supermann
reddragon105
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
What device did you use to post this? Chances are it, or at least parts of it, were made in China or Hong Kong or thereabouts. After Brexit, everything will have to come from China so get used to it! Or maybe we can start manufacturing them in the UK, in which case they'll be £19.99. Or we could always get UK children to make them in sweatshops...
t3rm3y
anyone found one of these that doesn't interfere with the radio?
How do you mean? I get a hum on mine when I'm charging my phone while using it with the line-in on my radio, but I think that's a grounding issue and I haven't looked at it properly yet. Does yours interfere with the reception?
Graham1979
BraddersJ
LetoKynes
msmyth
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
Do you realise most consumer electronics are made in China? You can also pay by PayPal and Gearbest have a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied.
I'd like to see you try get your money back for your £300 Switch when the battery blows from this :D
You're talking absolute nonsense. There's protection built into modern devices these days that prevent these sorts of things, e.g. devices only pull the power that they require and no more.
I've been using a cheap car charger for 6 months in my car and I've never had an issue.
To anyone who isn't knowledgeable with this stuff and wants the above item, don't listen to unfounded claims.
Can it cause damage? Yes. Will it? Probably not
Ha ha "built in protection" yeah I'm sure little Jimmy Wong tests every one of these, although he makes 500 a day and is only 6 years old. Jog along.
He means there is built in protection in the devices you are charging, i.e. your phone, tablet, Nintendo Switch, etc., because those devices are obviously more sophisticated and built to higher standards. These chargers are simple devices that have two jobs - enable you to plug USB cables into your cigarette lighter socket (because obviously they wouldn't fit otherwise) and step the 12v from your car's battery down to the 5v required by USB-charged devices. They're so simple you could make one yourself with some basic components (resistors, capacitors, etc.), but low quality ones may do a poor job of regulating the voltage, and it's possible that a voltage spike could damage the device but a good device will be able to manage that. Major problems occur when there is too much current, which would be a problem with your device rather than the charger, because, as Bradders said, the charger only provides the amount of current provided because it is down to the device being charged to 'pull' the electricity from the charger.
reddragon105
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
What device did you use to post this? Chances are it, or at least parts of it, were made in China or Hong Kong or thereabouts. After Brexit, everything will have to come from China so get used to it! Or maybe we can start manufacturing them in the UK, in which case they'll be £19.99. Or we could always get UK children to make them in sweatshops...
t3rm3y
anyone found one of these that doesn't interfere with the radio?
How do you mean? I get a hum on mine when I'm charging my phone while using it with the line-in on my radio, but I think that's a grounding issue and I haven't looked at it properly yet. Does yours interfere with the reception?
Graham1979
BraddersJ
LetoKynes
msmyth
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
Do you realise most consumer electronics are made in China? You can also pay by PayPal and Gearbest have a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied.
I'd like to see you try get your money back for your £300 Switch when the battery blows from this :D
You're talking absolute nonsense. There's protection built into modern devices these days that prevent these sorts of things, e.g. devices only pull the power that they require and no more.
I've been using a cheap car charger for 6 months in my car and I've never had an issue.
To anyone who isn't knowledgeable with this stuff and wants the above item, don't listen to unfounded claims.
Can it cause damage? Yes. Will it? Probably not
Ha ha "built in protection" yeah I'm sure little Jimmy Wong tests every one of these, although he makes 500 a day and is only 6 years old. Jog along.
He means there is built in protection in the devices you are charging, i.e. your phone, tablet, Nintendo Switch, etc., because those devices are obviously more sophisticated and built to higher standards. These chargers are simple devices that have two jobs - enable you to plug USB cables into your cigarette lighter socket (because obviously they wouldn't fit otherwise) and step the 12v from your car's battery down to the 5v required by USB-charged devices. They're so simple you could make one yourself with some basic components (resistors, capacitors, etc.), but low quality ones may do a poor job of regulating the voltage, and it's possible that a voltage spike could damage the device but a good device will be able to manage that. Major problems occur when there is too much current, which would be a problem with your device rather than the charger, because, as Bradders said, the charger only provides the amount of current provided because it is down to the device being charged to 'pull' the electricity from the charger.
It's very simple. You buy something directly from China, then generally speaking you are at the mercy of their safety standards.
So; what safety standards do these devices conform to? They don't have to, and therein lies the problem.
It's not say that they can't work perfectly, they can and many do I imagine. The problem is that you're relying on some nondescript, heavily profit motivated Chinese company to regulate itself.
One thing Britain prides itself on are safety standards which have come about by learning hard lessons in the past. Well, the more people import stuff directly from China, the more we go back on them.
They do technically have to conform to safety standards if they are to be imported to/sold in the UK - they should be CE marked to indicate compliance with EU regulations, regardless of country of manufacture. However, obviously this is difficult to regulate and manufacturers can 'self-apply' the CE marking, with some Chinese manufacturers even cheekily labeling their products with 'CE' and claiming it stands for 'Chinese Export'. These chargers are labelled both 'CE' and 'FCC' (to indicate compliance with US regulations), which of course could mean nothing, they're just letters written on plastic, but again these are not complicated devices, they contain such simple components that it would be almost impossible not to meet EU safety standards.
banned#24
LetoKynes
msmyth
sneakyduck
China's finest. no thanks.
Do you realise most consumer electronics are made in China? You can also pay by PayPal and Gearbest have a money back guarantee should you not be satisfied.
I'd like to see you try get your money back for your £300 Switch when the battery blows from this :D

yes you are right
these battery when explode also do lots of damage and sometime they are fatel too.
PC BUG

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