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Been fighting over the single USB charging cable in your car? This deal will alleviate all your car-charging-related problems. Amazon has a PowerGen Dual-USB charger for only $7.99, and it's rated at 4.6 stars.

2013-08-12 15_52_24-Amazon.com_ PowerGen 3.1Amps _ 15W Dual USB Car charger Designed for Apple and A

This charger outputs 3.1A across the two USB plugs, which is enough to supply power to two thirsty devices at once. One of the ports is supposed to be for Apple devices, and the other for non-Apple. You should be able to plug Android things into both, but the Apple port might supply somewhat less power depending on the device. Maybe stick your tablets on the non-Apple port just to be safe.

The white version of the PowerGen is the one on sale, but the black is only $9.99 if you're going for some kind of matching scheme in your car. Remember, free shipping is for Prime members, but slower Super Saver shipping is free to anyone else that spends $25 or more.

Note: Prime members can actually get this shipped free overnight until 4PM PT, which is pretty cool.

[PowerGen Dual-USB Charger via SlickDeals]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Jdban

    White says 3.1 amps, black says 3.6?

    • Bo

      Once you go black.....

  • Mark

    IMO, the Scosche reVOLT c2 is a better charger. Provides 2 - 2A charging ports so you can charge 2 things at their full rate at once. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0077PM3KG/

    • Jdban

      Double the price too

      • Mark

        If you want to be able to charge 2 devices at their full rate and not just 1, it's the only option that I could find. And if $15 is going to break the bank, you shouldn't own a smartphone.

        • Jdban

          I'm just saying, this is a "deal alert" and you posted something double the price

          • Mark

            So, you'd rather buy this charger then realize you need to buy another one in 6 months to get full charge on 2 devices? If you need to charge at 2A and need 2 ports, why not buy the reVOLT c2 now and not worry about needing a charger again.
            If a deal is about saving people money, I could potentially save people from buying twice and then also having a worthless charger sitting around. But, what do I know.

          • Ashish

            The first word in the heading is "Deal-Alert" and the first sentence after the picture says it outputs 3.1 amps across the two ports. We know it won't charge both devices at 2A. Whats the point of making insults such as "you shouldn't own a smartphone". Whats next, people shouldn't own V6 mustangs and camaros, because they are not getting the full power of a V8?

        • Mike

          Sorry Jdban but he makes a great point. I was right about to buy the one from here but seeing the other one I would much rather pay $5 extra (I was going with the black one which was $10 anyway) and get full charging for both devices, plus the fact that Mark's looks much more "Hidden" which is always a good thing. Thanks for the heads up Mark.

    • agentgreen

      Nice, thanks for this!

    • DanSan

      thanks for the suggestion. $15 bucks isnt bad but ill keep my eye out for another

    • didibus

      Reviewers say that it charges Android devices at 0.5A only, unless you use a charge only usb cable (which would bring the cost even higher). Can you confirm this?

      • Mark

        Mine charges my Note 2, an SGS4, and my Galaxy Tab 2 at the full rate. I'm not sure what is preventing the reviewers from having the same experience, but I'd guess it would be cable related.

  • Liquidretro

    So to make this a "Samsung" charger we have to use a samsung compatible cable so it will charge in AC mode?

  • NexusKoolaid

    Problem with these units is that they are sealed shut (at least the black 2.1a version I bought was) so when I broke it open to modify it for my Android devices it never looked the same and eventually came apart.

  • Thomas

    Once again, Thank You!

  • squiddy20

    Everyone should understand, the current your phone draws from a power source is as much dependent on the output of the charger, as it is the cord used to connect the two. Some USB cords only allow .5A, while others allow 2A or more. It may be necessary to short the data connection (essentially making it a charge-only cable) to fool it into pulling more current: http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/2146-hot-to-create-a-charge-only-mifi-cable

  • Adrian

    Ventev Dashport r2200 is way better and worth the extra bucks

  • PhoenixPath

    Bought this a few weeks ago. Two of them; one for each of our vehicles. They work great. I can finally listen to GPMusic with GPS and screen on...and watch my charge go up.

  • Lookatthemonkeys

    http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Dual-Port-Charger-Built--Android/dp/B00B8MMZY8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1376408373&sr=8-2&keywords=anker+car+charge

    Anker is also a great brand. This is almost the same thing for $9.99 but already has a micro USB cord built in and 1 USB open.

  • Akshay

    how do prime members get the free overnight shipping?

  • Oobiewan

    I haven't seen a car, that had a connector that actually could deal with charging two usb devices for a longer time...

  • tinky1

    Have a 3.6A version of it. Two of them in fact, brilliant piece of kit, charges a tablet and a phone while both in use. Can't praise it enough.

  • Julius

    Great post. I just purchased my dual car charger in Amazon store in a cheap price and it works great. Highly recommended..

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