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Here’s A Road-trip Idea: How About TWO Of Those USB Charging Ports?
- May 18, 2018 -

As we begin to head into summer road trip season, it’s time to find little ways to cut down on any little thing that might cause a stress blowout when you’re going to be grouped up in the car for hours at a time. If you have a car with the traditional single car lighter, one tip I can give you is to invest in a charger that has multiple USB ports. Maybe you have a single-port one that you’ve been using for years and haven’t given it much thought, but seriously: this may stop a feud over charging a smartphone or other kinds of gadgets before it begins.

There are different types of usb car charger, you can get some pretty decent dual-USB car chargers, some of which even come with a free cable, or higher-amp power options that can handle charging on devices such as tablets. Or you can get a good four-port charger or one that has Quick Charge capabilities to speed up juicing on certain models of smart phones. Will all that power draw blow a fuse in your car? It’s unlikely. Even if you’re rocking a four-port car charger, USB draws so little energy per port that you won’t be hitting the ceiling of what that lighter outlet is capable of putting out. Still, if you have an older car and are worried, make sure to check online reviews or stick to a device that uses 24W or less.