Traveling by car – especially for enthusiasts – is one of the best experiences to do at least once in a lifetime. This involves a series of problems related above all to the possible shortcomings of your car, such as the presence of a USB port to recharge the smartphone.
Nowadays, buying a car charger has become almost mandatory, after the introduction of navigation systems such as Google Maps, Waze and Co. These applications take advantage of GPS geolocation and can therefore consume the remaining battery of your terminal. In this article, therefore, we will go to see what are the best battery chargers for your car and for your smartphone, highlighting the price / quality ratio.
N.B.: All chargers recommended in this article do not include the power cord. Therefore we advise you to use the cable contained in the package of your smartphone / tablet / smartwatch.
The best car chargers
Rampow USB Car Charger
We couldn’t start this buying guide with a cheap product, so we present the car charger manufactured by Rampow. It is an accessory compatible with vehicles equipped with DC 12-24V that integrates two USB ports that supply up to 24W of electricity (each ensures a charging speed up to 2.4A). Inside, there is also a chip that ensures maximum protection against short circuits, overcharging and over voltage. The whole is enclosed by a completely aluminum frame, accompanied by a lighting system that allows you to easily find the USB input. The selling price of the Rampow charger is 8,99 euro.
If you are looking for a universal product (compatible with practically all devices in circulation), we recommend that you take a look at the charger developed by MZBESTCable. This product supports the latest Fast Charge Power Delivery 3.0 technology (ideal for charging Apple devices, such as iPhone 12 and earlier) and Quick Charge 3.0 technology (compatible with most Android devices). From a safety point of view, however, this product guarantees maximum protection against countercircuits and possible overheating of the body (made of aluminum instead of plastic to prevent this possible problem). The selling price of the MZBESTCable battery charger is 11,99 euro.
DeepDream USB with 3 ports
Another product to consider is the DeepDream charger, which is characterized by its three USB ports compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 technology and is therefore capable of quickly recharging many compatible products including smartphones, smartwatches and tablets. Being a product with three ports, inside there is a chip capable of regulating the charge of three different devices ensuring excellent performance. This product, like all those covered in this guide, boasts an aluminum body to mitigate possible overheating problems. Finally, its selling price is 12,99 euro.
Aukey CC-T8 39W con Quick Charge 3.0
Aukey is a manufacturer that develops devices with an excellent quality / price ratio, and in this guide we want to offer you the charger that supports the technology Quick Charge 3.0. It is a product that ensures high efficiency and above-average performance, because it allows you to recharge any supported device in a short time (in purely technical terms, it can recharge a smartphone up to 80% in just 35 minutes). If you are interested, you could buy the Aukey CC-T8 39W for only 14,99 euro.
AmazonBasics car charger with 4 ports
With a price of only 17,04 euro, the battery charger of AmazonBasics is another product not to be underestimated if your goal is to charge up to four devices at the same time. Thanks to the detection function integrated into the chip under the body, this little gem detects all connected devices and delivers energy up to the maximum allowed speed, up to 2.4 A per door or 9.6 A total. Safety is a very important factor, in fact, it guarantees protection against short-circuits, overloads and overvoltages (all with CE, FCC and RoHS certification).
Bonus: AUKEY support with Wireless charging
In the purchase guide dedicated to car chargers we have deliberately included a very special bonus, aimed at all those who do not intend to use a cable to recharge their smartphone in the car. The product in question is the car holder developed by Aukey which integrates a wireless charging base. It adapts to most standard air vents or to horizontal and vertical air vents to ensure not only a secure and long-lasting support. Finally, unlike classic car chargers, this product is sold together with a USB-A to Type-C cable.
How to choose car chargers
Choosing one product instead of another is a titanic undertaking if we consider all the factors that intervene in the phase preceding the purchase, which is why in the next few lines we will explain which are the crucial factors to bet effectively on a battery charger, highlighting your needs. , which we report below.
- Number of USB ports
- Charging power
- Design and Safety
Number of USB ports
A car charger has at least one USB port. The number of ports is quite important because three or four ports allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time, allowing you to satisfy not only your need but also that of your partner or your children. A large number of ports, however, means less power for each port and therefore the connected devices will charge slower than normal.
One of the most important factors to keep in mind is the charging power, which trivially improves the efficiency and speed of charging. As specified in the article, there are currently several technologies that allow you to improve these two aspects, such as Quick Charge 3.0 (developed by Qualcomm) and iSmart 2.0. The higher the performance of a charger, the greater its efficiency in recharging a device (as long as the latter is fully compatible with it).
Design and Safety
The last features (not in order of importance) to keep in mind are design and safety. As for the design, most chargers have a similar look and the only difference is dictated by the material used to coat the internal components (plastic or aluminum). Instead, as far as safety is concerned, the best products to buy are those featuring official certifications.
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