FSP is a very well known brand when it comes to power supply units so it’s not surprising that they have other “power supply” related accessories in their product range.
With us today is the Dual USB Car Charger that’s yet to be in the market.
And so here’s the product, the Dual USB car charger. It comes with dual USB ports with a total of 3.1A output, the first port being 1A while the second being 2.1A.
All you have to do is insert it into the 12V socket (aka cigarette lighter socket) and it’ll work just fine.
With the Dual USB charge, you will be able to charge multiple items at once, just that one is of less charging speed than the other.
Unlike other chargers, this product from FSP comes with Over Current Protection, Over Temperature Protection and Short Circuit Protection.
User Experience / Benchmark
I tested the charging speed based on my cars default USB port which I reckon is a 0.5A port, and compared it to the Dual USB Car Charger.
I did a simple test by running a HTC One M8 with the battery flat out, and did a 20 minute run to see how far the charge goes.
|FSP Dual USB Charger @ 1A||11|
|FSP Dual USB Charger @ 2.1A||18|
|Default USB Port||5|
You might expect that the charge from 2.1A port to be around 24%, the only explanation I can think of is that the % reading is based on estimation. For example, the 10% from 100% to 91% seems to give more usage time than say 10% to 1%. Another explanation that could go along with it is that rated charge may not be absolute.
The FSP Dual-USB Car Charger retails at RM 39 and it comes with 1 year warranty. I’ve had bad experience with various car charges, some just failed after a few weeks usage while others couldn’t even working right from the start (door-gift products are often of horrible quality) so I’m really glad to have this product that comes with all sorts of protection to minimize mishaps.
FSP took the liberty to place an user manual online that’s accessible via QR code which I think is great as it doesn’t waste paper. The content of the manual is simple yet detailed, highlighting the precautions that are to be taken when using the product.