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Dual USB 2.1A & 1A Car Charger $0.09 Delivered @ Gearbest

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Been chatting to Gearbest for some promos on Cashrewards for Singles Day, and was able to negotiate this coupon as a prelude to some great sales to look out for on their site over the coming days. There's only 1,000 of these in stock, and limited to one per account. You must be logged in to purchase and apply coupon HAPPYSINGLESDAY at checkout. Ensure you change your shipping method to Unregistered Air Mail. Pay with PayPal for added protection. Enjoy :)

This is part of Singles' Day Sales for 2016.

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  • Appreciate it TA, and it's cheap, but me personally I'd prefer a name brand
    Up vote anyway for the cheap deal :)

  • Thanks TA :) just ordered one

  • Thanks TA.

    Total $0.10 AUD

    I tipped them 10%, I'm a nice guy.

  • Don't forget cashback guys! Save 0.0009 cents on your purchase! Making it 0.09991 cents!

    Absolute bargain!

  • Couldn't say no for 9c. Cheers OP.

  • Thanks TA. Just a note, discount code doesn't work on white units. Also paypal will round AUD0.09 to AUD0.10 somehow.

  • I have one of these.

    Ampere quotes about 1500mA and 800mA for the ports. It doesn't like an S5 and S6 plugged in at the same time. So, high amp devices are not the go.

  • Cheap car charger can fry itself together with any device you plug into. I learnt it the hard way :(

    • Did the device stop working the moment you plugged it into the car charger?

      • +1 vote

        Nope, but it stopped working the moment I turned the ignition on. Not this charger but a belkin one I bought from ebay, probably fake.

  • Can't say no to a rounded up $0.10 deal. Ordered one too lol

  • Got this from CR.
    Sale value: AUD 1.67 *
    Expected cashback: AUD 0.04

    Will be 5c if it goes through!

  • Who needs PayPal protection for 9 cents LOL, great deal however…

  • Affordability factor = 👍

  • Got the message coupons reached the limit :(

  • Can't ever recommend these. When a known brand is ~$10, I wouldn't ever risk it. When you're paying $300-1000+ for a phone, why the hell cheap out to save ~$9 on a charger?

    This thing could damage your phone (or worse, your car if it ignites) and more than likely will be bad for your phone battery life. Unless you're rocking a $49 phone you got for $29 on a Coles special, just pay the bloody extra on a Tronsmart deal or something.

    Edit: Basing my comment off the cheap $1 eBay car chargers, though at a ~$1.50 normal price, these can't be much different.

    • This thing could damage your phone

      The phone has a charger circuit inbuilt.

      and more than likely will be bad for your phone battery life

      It is absolutely impossible for the charger to alter the battery life. ALL of that is handled by the phone.

      • According to your logic it should be absolutely impossible for the charging cable to alter the battery life as well. But believe me, it happened, the cable was bent and short circuit, it became so hot that it melted at the lightning port. After the incident, phone still worked fine but battery life was shit, reduce more than 1% every minute onscreen, luckily I got it replace by Apple.
        https://www.dropbox.com/s/krpxx5t8mgmdh7d/Screenshot%202016-...

        • But believe me, it happened, the cable was bent and short circuit, it became so hot that it melted at the lightning port. After the incident, phone still worked fine but battery life was shit,

          LOL ROFL. Good story. Serves you right for buying shit quality cables

          Not in the least bit relevant to chargers however.

      • The phone has a charger circuit inbuilt.

        Samsung.
        I put possibly as it would require your phone to be somewhat faulty too.
        To put it another way, yeah, it should be safe these days… But so should be putting a fork into a power point. Still doesn't mean it's a good idea to rely on your RCD - better off avoiding the situation.

        It is absolutely impossible for the charger to alter the battery life. ALL of that is handled by the phone

        Most charging ICs don't really do much voltage wise beyond step it down a little (for charging a 3.6V battery) and cut charging if voltages are too high/low. They won't perfectly regulate the voltage. It'll stop your battery from completely taking a beating, but it won't really expend battery life in anyway.

        Edit: Also some below are talking as if their charge ICs completely die from chwrgers like this…

        • Most charging ICs don't really do much voltage wise beyond step it down a little (for charging a 3.6V battery) and cut charging if voltages are too high/low.

          Charging controllers manage the voltage requirements of the device. They disconnect the battery and charging circuit when the voltages are too high or low.

          They won't perfectly regulate the voltage.

          They don't need to. The battery itself regulates the voltage… the charge controller regulates current. When the battery reaches maximum voltage (generally 4.2V) the charge is disconnected.

          It'll stop your battery from completely taking a beating, but it won't really expend battery life in anyway.

          The charge controller in the phone COMPLETELY stops your battery from "taking a beating". That is why it is there, that is what it does, that is all that it does, and every phone with a Lithium battery contains one. If it wasn't there, even the 5V from the OEM USB charger would cause the lithium battery to fail on the first charge cycle.

          Edit: Also some below are talking as if their charge ICs completely die from chwrgers like this…

          Of those people who claim that "chargers like this" caused their phones to die, what percentage of them own a cat? Since this information has not be disclosed, we cannot discount the fact that cats may cause charging ICs in phones to expire.

          The bottom line is that SOME chargers MIGHT cause failures, however that doesn't mean that all of them do.

          Anyway, I have a couple of these exact same chargers and I have used 2 of them in my car for a few years. The main problem with this particular design is that they cannot output the claimed current, and hence when a phone like a Samsung that tries to draw 1.8A from it, the charger lasts about 10 seconds then overheats and cuts out… then cools down and starts up again.

          This continual power cycling will not happen with an iPhone as they only try to draw 1A or so. But if you plug 2 x iPhones in, then the charger cannot cope.

          These are a poxy charger, don't get me wrong.

  • Had one of these (same design, different name). My phone never charged again after it was plugged in. Fortunately the phone was replaced under warranty and the 12v charger went in the bin. I checked it with a voltmeter and sure enough, it was pumping 12v straight up the USB.

  • I have one of these. Did charge my phone, however it also threw out a tonne of interference across the FM commercial radio band, could not pick up a signal with this plugged in, pulled it out and crystal clear again.

    • Same. This one is rubbish. Bad interference on car radio. Only lasted a few weeks before it stopped working. Paid $5 at the local markets in Sydney. Ones like this tend to not stay in accessory socket very well.

      Purchased a 4 port Tronsmart as a replacement and its been great. No more interference on radio and great build quality.

  • I have one of this and be very careful plugging this to your car, if the car have a lot of electronic control.
    I managed to shutdown my car when I used this for charging my phone.
    The car started again after I unplug this piece of …

  • Nice find TA no surprise I'm too late again

  • Thanks TA. Ordered last night just before going to sleep. Forgot to say thank you.

  • This is compatible with iphone, ipod and ipad only as explained in the ad.

  • I have a few of these from different sellers bought early 2016 and two failed within weeks of use, AVOID at all cost.

  • got mine today