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3-Port USB Car Charger, 36W Max - USB-C PD 3.0 Up to 18W, 2 USB-A QC 3.0 Up to 36W


3-port car charger quickly and safely charges 2 tablets, smartphones and other USB-C or USB-A devices at the same time.
  • 3-port USB charger connects to the 12V DC power outlet in your car, truck or SUV
  • Ideal for charging smartphones, tablets, e-readers and notebooks while traveling
  • Maximum charging power output of 36W: 18W USB-C/18W USB-A or 36W USB-A
  • Prevents overheating and overcharging to shield your essential device from damage
  • USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 port charges up to 4x faster than conventional USB chargers
  • 2-year limited warranty

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Tripp Lite Part Number

U280-C03-36W-1B New

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Features

USB Car Charger Safely Charges 2 Mobile Devices in Your Vehicle Simultaneously
This three-port USB car charger with Power Delivery (PD) 3.0 and Quick Charge (QC) 3.0 technology lets you quickly and safely charge two USB mobile devices at the same time. You and a passenger can connect your smartphones, tablets, notebooks or power banks, to name just a few compatible devices, to ensure satisfactory battery charge when you reach your destination. You can use either both USB-A ports simultaneously or one USB-A port with the USB-C port.
A Combined 36W of Charging Power Feeds Your Power-Hungry Devices
When any two of them are used together, the USB-C PD 3.0 and USB-A QC 3.0 ports support up to 36W of charging power and automatically adjust to the power level most appropriate for each connected device. The fast-charging USB-C port, when used alone, provides up to 18W (5V 3A or 9V 2A) to keep your USB-C devices at capacity. The dual 18W USB-A ports adjust to a proper power level (5V 3A, 9V 2A or 12V 1.5A) to provide as much charge as your QC-compliant devices’ batteries can handle.
Plugs into the 12V DC Power Outlet in Your Vehicle
The compact charger connects to any standard 12V DC vehicle power outlet, such as the one on your dashboard. Just plug it in, and connect your devices’ USB cables for fast, convenient mobile charging. An easy-to-see LED indicates the charger is receiving power. The U280-C03-36W-1B is compatible with Apple (including iPhone), Android (including Samsung), Windows and Amazon devices with USB-A, USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 charging ports.

Typical Applications

  • Charge up to 2 smartphones, tablets, power banks or e-readers while driving to your destination

Package Includes

  • U280-C03-36W-1B 3-Port USB Car Charger, Black

System Requirements

  • Vehicle with standard 12V DC power outlet
RoHS compliant

Specifications

OVERVIEW
UPC Code037332254047
Product TypeCar Charger
Charging Form FactorDirect Plug-In
Device CompatibilityPhone; Tablet; Amazon Kindle
Over Current Protection  Yes
TechnologyPD Charging; USB
INPUT
Nominal Input Voltage(s) Supported12V DC
Input Connection Type12V Vehicle Lighter Port
Input Plug TypeCar Auxiliary Power Outlet
Product Length (in.)2.22
Product Length (cm.)5.64
Product Length (ft.)0.19
Product Length (m.)0.06
OUTPUT
Output CapacityUSB-C: 18W; USB-A #1 and USB-A #2: 18W
Output (Watts)36
Overload ProtectionYes
POWER
USB Power Delivery (PD) Charging SupportYes
USB Power Delivery (PD) Charging Specification3.0
USER INTERFACE, ALERTS & CONTROLS
LED IndicatorsYellow-Green (Power)
CHARGING
Number of Charging Ports3
Charging Ports / Amps(3) 3A
Total Charging Amps4A
Charging MethodUSB
Total Charging Watts36
Charging Ports Detail
USB-C: 18W PD 3.0
USB-A: 18W QC 3.0
Charging Port Type(2) USB A (FEMALE); USB C (FEMALE)
Charging Method DetailUSB-C: Power Delivery 3.0; USB-A: QC3
PHYSICAL
ColorBlack
Material of ConstructionPCB, ABS
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)1.43 x 1.21 x 2.22
Unit Packaging TypePolybag
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature Range32 to 77°F (0 to 25°C)
Storage Temperature Range-40 to 176°F (-40 to 80°C)
Operating Humidity Range20 to 90% RH
Storage Humidity Range5 to 90% RH
CONNECTIONS
Ports3
Side A - Connector 1Car Cigarette Lighter
Side B - Connector 1USB A (FEMALE)
Side B - Connector 2USB A (FEMALE)
Side B - Connector 3USB C (FEMALE)
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
Driver RequiredNo
Quick Charge Compliant3.0
SPECIAL FEATURES
Overcurrent ProtectionYes
Overvoltage ProtectionYes
GaN Technology  No
STANDARDS & COMPLIANCE
CertificationsCE, FCC, RoHS, REACH
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)2-year limited warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on the make and model of your car. Some cars require the keys to be in the ignition and turned to "On" or "Acc" for the power point (cigarette lighter) to provide power to the USB charger. Other cars may continue to supply power to the cigarette lighter even if the engine is turned off. To be sure, turn your vehicle off and see if your phone or tablet continues to charge. Important: if your vehicle does supply power to the cigarette lighter when the engine is turned off, do not leave your device charging for an extended period of time to avoid draining your battery.
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In practical terms, yes. Older cars have cigarette lighter sockets that can power your electronics. More modern cars have 12V DC Auxiliary Power Outlets that power electronics but should NOT be used with a cigarette lighter. You can use an accessory plug with either an old or new outlet. You can read more about the standard (SAE J563_200902) governing Auxiliary Power Outlets on the Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) website.
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