Tripp Lite
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Dual-Port USB Tablet / Phone Car Charger, 5V 3.1A / 15.5W


Charge your Tablet and Phones simultaneously in your car
  • Quickly charges two devices at one time
  • 5V / 2.1A USB port for tablets; 5V / 1.0A USB port for phone
  • 2-year limited warranty

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Tripp Lite Part Number

U280-002-C12

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Overview

Tripp Lite’s 3.1Amp Dual USB Car Charger allows you to quickly and safely charge two USB powered devices simultaneously. It's dual-port interface features one 5V/2.1A USB charging port, ideal for ultra-fast charging devices such as iPad (including iPad Mini) and other tablets, and one 5V/1A USB charging port for iPhone, iPod and other USB powered devices. This high quality and ultra-compact charger works with any standard in-vehicle power outlet and features a translucent ring around the USB ports that glows blue to indicate power being passed through. It is a handy tool to keep your devices fully charged and ready to use while you are on-the-go.

Features

  • High Speed Dual 2.1A USB ports for charging multiple devices, including tablets, eReaders, Smartphone's and more.
  • Works with any 12V DC Auto lighter socket
  • Use your existing USB cables to charge all devices
  • Dual USB ports: 1 x 2.1A, 1 x 1.0A

System Requirements

  • Automobile 12V DC Lighter Socket

Package Includes

  • Dual USB Tablet Phone Car Charger, 3.1A
RoHS compliant

Specifications

OVERVIEW
UPC Code037332184283
Product TypeCar Charger
Charging Form FactorDirect Plug-In
Device CompatibilityPhone; Tablet; Amazon Kindle
TechnologyUSB
INPUT
Nominal Input Voltage(s) Supported12V DC
Input Plug TypeCar Auxiliary Power Outlet
OUTPUT
Overload ProtectionYes
CHARGING
Number of Charging Ports2
Charging Ports / Amps(1) 1A; (1) 2.1A
Total Charging Amps3.1A
Charging MethodUSB
Total Charging Watts15.5
Charging Ports Detail
USB-A: 5V 2.1A (10.5W)
USB-A: 5V 1A (5W)
Charging Port Type(2) USB A (FEMALE)
PHYSICAL
ColorWhite
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)5.90 x 3.90 x 0.50
Shipping Weight (lbs.)0.04
CONNECTIONS
Ports2
Side A - Connector 1Car Cigarette Lighter
Side B - Connector 1(2) USB A (FEMALE)
SPECIAL FEATURES
Overcurrent ProtectionYes
Overvoltage ProtectionYes
GaN Technology  No
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)2-year limited warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

Amperes (or Amps for short) is a measure of the amount of electrical current passing through a circuit. All things being equal, a 2 Amp charging port will charge a device faster than a 1 Amp port.
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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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Phones and tablets draw so little power that they are unlikely to have any effect on a healthy car 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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Additional FAQs may be available on the U280002C12 model support page.

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Lightning Charging Cables

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USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - Black, M/M, USB 2.0, 3 ft. (0.9 m) M100-003-BK M100-003-BK USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - Black, M/M, USB 2.0, 3 ft. (0.9 m)
USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - White, M/M, USB 2.0, 3 ft. (0.9m) M100-003-WH M100-003-WH USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - White, M/M, USB 2.0, 3 ft. (0.9m)
USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - Black, M/M, USB 2.0, 6 ft. (1.8M) M100-006-BK M100-006-BK USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - Black, M/M, USB 2.0, 6 ft. (1.8M)
USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - White, M/M, USB 2.0, 6 ft. (1.8m) M100-006-WH M100-006-WH USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - White, M/M, USB 2.0, 6 ft. (1.8m)

USB Cables

  Model Number Description
USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - Black, M/M, USB 2.0, 3 ft. (0.9 m) M100-003-BK M100-003-BK USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - Black, M/M, USB 2.0, 3 ft. (0.9 m)
USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - White, M/M, USB 2.0, 3 ft. (0.9m) M100-003-WH M100-003-WH USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - White, M/M, USB 2.0, 3 ft. (0.9m)
USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - Black, M/M, USB 2.0, 6 ft. (1.8M) M100-006-BK M100-006-BK USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - Black, M/M, USB 2.0, 6 ft. (1.8M)
USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - White, M/M, USB 2.0, 6 ft. (1.8m) M100-006-WH M100-006-WH USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - White, M/M, USB 2.0, 6 ft. (1.8m)
Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Converter Adapter Cable (Reversible A to 5Pin Mini B M/M), 1-ft. UR030-001 UR030-001 Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Converter Adapter Cable (Reversible A to 5Pin Mini B M/M), 1-ft.
Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Converter Adapter Cable (Reversible A to 5Pin Mini B M/M), 3-ft. UR030-003 UR030-003 Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Converter Adapter Cable (Reversible A to 5Pin Mini B M/M), 3-ft.
Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Cable, 28/24AWG (Reversible A to 5Pin Micro B M/M), 3 ft. UR050-003-24G UR050-003-24G Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Cable, 28/24AWG (Reversible A to 5Pin Micro B M/M), 3 ft.
Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Cable, 28/24AWG (Reversible A to 5Pin Micro B M/M), 6 ft. UR050-006-24G UR050-006-24G Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Cable, 28/24AWG (Reversible A to 5Pin Micro B M/M), 6 ft.

USB, Lightning & FireWire

  Model Number Description
USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - Black, M/M, USB 2.0, 3 ft. (0.9 m) M100-003-BK M100-003-BK USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - Black, M/M, USB 2.0, 3 ft. (0.9 m)
USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - White, M/M, USB 2.0, 3 ft. (0.9m) M100-003-WH M100-003-WH USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - White, M/M, USB 2.0, 3 ft. (0.9m)
USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - Black, M/M, USB 2.0, 6 ft. (1.8M) M100-006-BK M100-006-BK USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - Black, M/M, USB 2.0, 6 ft. (1.8M)
USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - White, M/M, USB 2.0, 6 ft. (1.8m) M100-006-WH M100-006-WH USB-A to Lightning Sync/Charge Cable, MFi Certified - White, M/M, USB 2.0, 6 ft. (1.8m)
Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Converter Adapter Cable (Reversible A to 5Pin Mini B M/M), 1-ft. UR030-001 UR030-001 Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Converter Adapter Cable (Reversible A to 5Pin Mini B M/M), 1-ft.
Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Converter Adapter Cable (Reversible A to 5Pin Mini B M/M), 3-ft. UR030-003 UR030-003 Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Converter Adapter Cable (Reversible A to 5Pin Mini B M/M), 3-ft.
Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Cable, 28/24AWG (Reversible A to 5Pin Micro B M/M), 3 ft. UR050-003-24G UR050-003-24G Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Cable, 28/24AWG (Reversible A to 5Pin Micro B M/M), 3 ft.
Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Cable, 28/24AWG (Reversible A to 5Pin Micro B M/M), 6 ft. UR050-006-24G UR050-006-24G Universal Reversible USB 2.0 Cable, 28/24AWG (Reversible A to 5Pin Micro B M/M), 6 ft.

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