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Monster Dual USB Car Charger + 30 Pin to USB Cable $4 (Pickup or + Delivery) @ Harvey Norman

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A further price drop on this quality Dual USB port car charger. It was $10 only a week ago. Lots of stock around. Comes with Apple 30 pin to USB cable designed for old iPods, iPhones and iPads.

Delivery fee is $5.95 or $14.95 depending on location.

Limit of 1 per customer

Output: 5 VDC at 2.1 Amps for 10 Watts of Total Power;
5 VDC at 1 Amp for 5 watts of power per USB port
Thanks to Cyphar

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  • +6 votes

    Watts the Amps?

    • +3 votes

      From the manual:

      Output: 5 VDC at 2.1 Amps for 10 Watts of Total Power;
      5 VDC at 1 Amp for 5 watts of power per USB port

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      Should be 5v 2amps if its 10watts I'd say.

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        Not quite true.
        The more amps you draw, the lower the voltage drops. 5v is norminal voltage, though when drawing 2.1 amps it must drop to about 4.7-4.8v.

        In other words, read the voltage as norminal voltage rather than a fixed figure on these kinds of things.

        Edit: I may be over analysing it, they may have just decided to round it down for whatever reason… But either way, 10w is still more realistic than 10.5 due to the slight voltage drop off at higher current draws.

        • +2 votes

          No offense but I see no reason why the voltage would sag.
          They would be using some kind of fixed voltage regulator to reduce from 12.6v with a huge battery reservoir of amp/hours. It would just pump out 5v @ 2amps and give off some heat. That's about it.

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          @King Tightarse:
          In theory, yes.. Though I've never had one that doesn't drop a little. The higher quality ones go down to 4.8-4.9v, though it's still not quite the 5v mark. It's nothing at all bad, around 10% difference (4.5-5.5) is perfectly fine.

    • +3 votes

      I find your puns Re-Volt-ing; however, might be worth jumping on the deal seeing as it's still current

      • +2 votes

        I'm Amped to hear how Power-ful your next reply is :) Will we hear an AC/DC quote?

        • +1 vote

          Well I thought I might charge in with an AC/DC quote, however my thoughts aren't flowing as well as they should and I'm feeling rather drained with all these puns. Perhaps I need to rectify my choice of coffee as I feel like I've built up a resistance and it's not giving me the surge I'm after.

          Either way, it's good to see people here pointing out the positives and negatives of this deal.

      • +1 vote

        It's ok, Resist replying, just sit back and say Ohmmmmmmm

  • +2 votes

    Doesn't look like it's available in WA, and I'm being quoted $14.95 for delivery (WA)

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    All of my YES

    I'll be getting five. They never enforce that 1 per person thing IN store.

    I love USB chargers that have all the above.

    Re settable fuse? Check.
    Power filter? check ………..(probably just a capacitor and a diode, but better than 99% of others)
    Low profile? Check
    At least 1A per socket? Check

    For one more dollar they also have a single USB port version which I assume is a single 2.1A socket.

  • +2 votes

    WTH…

    Delivery for Surface Pro Type Cover $14.95.
    Delivery for Monster Charger $5.95.

    Delivery for both $29.90. ????

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    Thanks!

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    Can't believe this hase a suggested retail price of $34.95.

    Check out the advertising blurb for these on the products web site.

    Charge It Fast with Heavy-Duty Power
    Tire blowout? Engine failure? When making a call matters, you need the battery to get it done asap. The PowerPlug™ Dual USB 700 Car Charger does just that thanks to 10 watts of heavy-duty power for even the most power-hungry devices.

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      I'm no sucka, I aint fallin for nonna tha' Light Duty power crap!

      Heavy Duty 4 Lyfe!

      • +1 vote

        Is this the Monster brand that ripped people off on HDMI cable?
        If yes, then I'm surprise that this Car charger is not RRP $400.

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          Yeah, the same one who put about 4 layers of 'shield' without any way to ground them.

          When I pointed out (at one of their live demo's, with a microphone in my hand) that an un-grounded shield is an antenna, and that digital cables dont suffer from 'quality loss' like analogue, they didn't reply and moved onto the next persons question…..

          But $35 rrp? Thats still a good 8X consumer markup, and probably 20X wholesale markup…. sounds about right for them.

          But at $4? yes!

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      Price sticker says $49.95

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    So dumb question, could I use one port for charging the phone and the other for running the GPS?

    • +1 vote

      Depending on your phone usage and GPS usage..if both added up to less then 2.1Amps, then you should be OK.

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        Well the phone would only be on charge as I 'rarely' use it in the car (bluetooth)and the GPS would simply be on so I don't think it would draw that much.

        Cheers

        • +1 vote

          Worst case is that phone\GPS would stop draining. Might not go up in percentage though.

          So, "it would power them both", might not charge them both.
          Should be fine if you disable 'fast charge' on your phone though.

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      should work but your phone will charge 10%/hour

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    harvey norman might as well get rid of all of their monster stuff, the company's dying anyway and good riddance to their sketchy business practices and preying on the uneducated

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      The hilarious thing is that they could have owned a huge share of Beats Electronics, but got screwed over.

      The Monster boss sent his son to do the negotiating, but he was in over his head, and signed a contract that was full of holes. Monster spent millions developing the headphones, then handed over all the IP royalty-free to the Beats team, without receiving any equity. They did all the hard work, and then were dumped:
      http://gizmodo.com/5981823/beat-by-dre-the-inside-story-of-h...

      Couldn't have happened to a nicer company.

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        What bothers me is that their ideas were all somewhat justified, if they'd just done that last 5%.

        All those layers of shielding would have been AMAZING if they'd just had a grounding clip.
        You'd see them used everywhere that has a noisy environment and a 20m+ cable run.

        Still need to halve the price, but at least then their ideas would be valid.

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          All those layers of shielding would have been AMAZING if they'd just had a grounding clip.
          You'd see them used everywhere that has a noisy environment and a 20m+ cable run.

          I certainly hope anyone running 20m of cable in a noisy environment would be using balanced equipment. :)

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          @eug:
          I've done a fair bit of work in AV, how on earth do you balance a digital video signal?
          Unless I missed a new type of technology, that's analogue.

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          @MasterScythe: Oh, I thought we were talking about audio since that's what Monster is famous for, and the comment you replied to mentioned headphones.

          For long video runs you'd use HD-SDI at least.

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          @eug:
          Lots of people dont though, they build a theatre room for example, with HDMI built in the roof.

          Turns out to be a 20m run, with a fridge above it, microwave below it, AC lighting across it, and god knows what else.

          shielding is golden.

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          @MasterScythe: Yes, for home use, HDMI is unavoidable. I do with HDBaseT took off. Wiring would be dirt cheap then.

      • +1 vote

        I actually bought a pair of Beats.
        They broke quite quickly, and yes, they were legit.
        I bought my Steelseries Flux headphones after and they didn't skip a beat (pun intended) after I put them under the same conditions. To add insult to injury they were 1/5 the price and sounded better.

  • +2 votes

    Product photos from instore

    Very friendly staffer picking online orders in front of me. Says i can buy online now, she'll sort it for me on the spot.

    She advised stock in hand isn't safe… As orders online take priority, presold, if you like.

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      So it does come with a cable, albeit a 30 pin Apple one. Cool.

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      Hmm, made for iPod. It must be hardwired with Apple's USB charging resistors. That could affect the charging speed of non-Apple devices that follow the USB Battery Charging Spec.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks got one.

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    This brand is highly recommended. I am using their Black Platinum HDMI cable for my set top box and have nothing but great things to say about it. These guys know quality.

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    Dick Smith had 60% off their dual USB Car Chargers and they are 2.4A

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    Is this Car Charger by Dr. Dre?

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    Resisted! :) Got too many batteries to not need another USB charger on the road. Nexxxxt….

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    Only stock in campbelltown Sydney?

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    Cheers got 3 at Marion in SA, the price said $49.99 but they scanned it and it came down to $4, apparently it has been $8 for awhile and now $4

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      Maybe in store but not online. It was $10 last week and was since Jan 15. Check out the price hipster link in the OP.

    • +2 votes

      Yup. I collected mine today, and it was also tagged $49.95, so $4 was pretty good (not that I would have ever paid $50 for it). Not exactly a fast charger though. It says 5W per USB (or 1A), so I don't know if it will deliver the 10W output to a single USB (which would make it a fast charger). Either way, goo deal for $4. Thanks OP.

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    So i went to pick up my $4 adapter. Wasn't carrying my D/L but had my government issues card with pic of me and name and address.They wouldn't release it so i took a pic of the guy and walked out. He started recording me and saying he knows my contact details. I think that is a threat. Also he started saying he is going to contact the police as i was leaving. My kid got really frightened and started crying. The store was Carindale Brisbane and His name was Chris. Some 20 yo punk.Beware….

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