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2 Port USB Car Charger 3.1A - Black
In Stock This item will ship on 11/27/2015 if ordered within 22 hours 16 minutes

0.26 lbs

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2 Port USB Car Charger 3.1A - Black

As our mobile devices have increased in capability, their battery and charging needs have also increased. Now you can have up to 3.1 amps of charging power in your car with this 2-Port 3.1A USB Car Charger from Monoprice!

This car charger fits into the auxiliary/cigarette lighter socket in your vehicle. It provides two 5 VDC USB charging ports, one with up to 2.1A of charging power and the other with up to 1.0A. The 2.1A port provides sufficient power to charge the Apple iPad® at its full rate, while the other port can be used to charge an iPhone® or iPod® at full rate. A small blue LED indicates when the charger is plugged into an active power socket.

Apple, iPad, iPhone, and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

112 Reviews

65.54% of the reviewers recommend this product


1 out of 2 Work

  • J Real,
  •  Claremont, CA 
  • 10/28/2015 2:17:48 PM

Pros: Well designed, compact, 2 ports, price

Cons: 1 out of 2 chargers stopped working within 6 months of purchase.

I purchased 2 of these USB ports back in April and only 1 is still working. I have one in my wife's car that has worked fine since we got it, and then I have one that I transfer between my personal and work cars. That particular charger always had a bit of a glitch to it, having to be constantly adjusted to keep a charge going through it, no matter which car I was using it in. While the one I put in my wife's car is still working today, and hasn't had any issues to date, the one I had in my car has stopped working completely. It doesn't matter which vehicle I have it in, it will not stay connected in the car. I love the value at this price point, but this product just doesn't meet the standards of quality that I am used to from Monoprice.

by Monoprice Administrator
Hello J Real,

Thank you for your review and my apologies for the issues you have experienced with PID 10071. Unfortunately, it sounds like you may have received a defective product. Now if you’d like, I can help setup an RMA for a replacement. If you would like me to proceed with the RMA, just let me know and I can get this started right away. Sorry again for the trouble and hope this helps!

Mark P.
Tech Support Associate

by J Real
Hi Mark,

thank you for your response and I definitely appreciate the offer. I actually have 2 other items from a recent purchase that I will coming in to return tomorrow(11/3), so if I was able to return this item as well, that would be very convenient. Thank you again and please let me know if you need any additional information.

Jason Real

by Monoprice Administrator
Hello Jason,

You are very welcome. I can set up for the replacement of the charger, however you would have to await the email that it is ready for pick up if you are going to come into the will call store. Please let me know if you would like me to set up the replacement to be picked up at will call or if you would like to have it mailed out. If you pick up at our will call location it would be ready for pick up tomorrow.

Mark P.
Tech Support Associate

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  • JM,
  •  Edmonton, AB 
  • 10/4/2015 3:21:45 PM

Pros: None. It looks pretty?

Cons: It came dead on arrival.

Plugged it into two different cars with known working aux sockets and it refused to charge either my Samsung Galaxy S4 or iPod.

Came DOA. I should have trusted the other reviews I saw stating this.

I am currently in the process of talking with Monoprice about a replacement.

by Monoprice Administrator

Thank you for your review. We do warrant these with a 1 year warranty so if you want I can assist you with a replacement if you haven't already done so. Thank you!

John Lingo
Tech Support
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  • James Murray,
  •  Springfield, VA 
  • 9/15/2015 11:39:07 AM

Pros: Compact. Attractive design. Blue LED so you know it is getting power.

Cons: Short life.

This charger worked great initially. I left it plugged in all the time with the 1.0A connected to my GPS and the 2.1A connected to my smart phone. Then it began to work intermittently. At first I thought it was a poor physical connection with the lighter socket but it turns out that the problem is internal. Keep in mind that it was only plugged/unplugged a handful of times (because of the cables always being connected) so this is not a "wear and tear" issue. Instead I think it is due to a lack of quality in the internal components. There are a lot of good reviews so maybe I just got a bad one.

by Monoprice Administrator
Hello James,

Thank you for your review on PID 10071. I truly apologize that this car charger has stopped working properly. If within the one year warranty, I can assist you in setting up an RMA for a replacement. Obtaining the replacement charger would be of no additional cost to you. If you would like to proceed, please provide the order number and I will get that started right away. Sorry again for any inconvenience this has caused and I hope this helps!

Gabby V.
Tech Support Associate
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2.1A vs 1.0A USB Power

  • AJ Robertson,
  •  ,  
  • 8/25/2015 6:59:36 AM

Pros: This USB car charger comes with 2 USB ports, each with a different power setting, 2.1A (A for amps) and 1.0A. Most smartphones come with a 0.9A wall charger, and iPads/tablets come with a 2.1A wall charger. Will you smartphone "blow up" if you plug it into a 2.1A USB charger? In short, no. If anything the 2.1A charger will charge your smartphone faster than the normal 0.9A/1.0A charger.

Cons: Mine was difficult to push into my cigaret lighter, but I did end up getting pushed in with a little extra effort.

Thumbs up, would buy again. With the price and the fact that it has a 2.1A USB port (see pros), I am very happy with this USB car charger.

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  • Christopher Shiffermiller,
  •  Jurupa Valley, CA 
  • 8/21/2015 8:58:56 PM

Pros: Works Great, 2.1 amp port is great for quick charging iPhone

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