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Dual USB Tablet / Phone Car Charger, 5V 3.1A / 15.5W

Model Number: U280-002-C12


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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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
OUTPUT
Charging Ports / Amps(1) 1A; (1) 2.1A
Charging MethodUSB
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)
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
TechnologyUSB
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)2-year limited warranty

Frequently Asked Questions

Smartphones do not need 2 Amps of charging current; 1 Amp will work fine. In fact, if you plug a phone into the 2A port, it will charge normally but won’t use the entire 2A of power. Tablets on the other hand typically require more power to charge. If a tablet that requires a 2A charge is plugged into a 1A port, it may not recognize that it is being charged or it may charge but at a very slow rate.
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.
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.
Phones and tablets draw so little power that they are unlikely to have any effect on a healthy car battery.

Additional FAQs may be available on the U280002C12 model support page.

Accessories

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

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