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Belkin Micro Auto Charger (USB Port for Dash)

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by STLTaco09, May 6, 2009.

  1. May 6, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    STLTaco09

    STLTaco09 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    5100's all around, fronts at 1.75". TSB leaf pack + Toytec TSB AAL
    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=489424

    Anyone use one of these? I think its an excellent solution for an in dash USB port for charging things.

    Its 1amp, so it should be good for the iphone/ipod (as the description says), but Belkin says you need their clunky 2 port version to charge anything else (GPS devices, blackberrys and other phones, etc). Can anyone confirm this? Or will Blackberrys and other stuff work on this one?
     
  2. May 12, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    STLTaco09

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    5100's all around, fronts at 1.75". TSB leaf pack + Toytec TSB AAL
    Apparently this isn't a popular product.

    I ended up picking one up over the weekend. It's awesome! It sits damn near flush with the cig. lighter socket and has a single USB port. The only down side is the blue LED on it is extremely bright. I fixed that issue by dabbing a little black model paint on the LED itself. A small amount of light still gets through, but its much more soothing, not a distraction.

    I was able to charge my iPhone, a Blackberry Pearl phone, and my GPS (Mio Digiwalker) with this single port. All I need now are the appropriate USB cables, not a single cig. lighter plug for every piece of electronics I use. I dont smoke, so this little USB adapter is going to permanently live in the cig. lighter adapter socket.
     
  3. May 12, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    Where can i pick one up at?
     
  4. May 12, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    5100's all around, fronts at 1.75". TSB leaf pack + Toytec TSB AAL
    I got mine at Best Buy. It was a pain to find though!
     
  5. May 12, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    wbhvacer

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    Thanks
     
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