XTG Technology 5 in 1 Car Charger – 4 port 12V DC Cigarette Lighter Auto Socket Duplicator

XTGsocketDuplicator-001I was looking for a way to leverage my single 12vDC cigarette outlet into four. That way I can run four chargers or devices at the same, mostly the Baofeng UV-5RA radio chargers. I could have used “splitters” but I wanted something more technologically correct and effcient.

I did a bunch of research and came up with several units that I thought would do the job really well. This review will cover one of those options. ..the XTG Technology – model# XTG-12VDUP.

I will be doing a series of reviews in the coming weeks of these “duplicator” units.

Here is the mission statement –

“Provide multiplication of a single 12vDC cigarette outlet into four 12vDC outlets.”

Requirements & Restrictions –
  • Must not drawdown the battery while not in use.
  • Must not draw excessive amounts of voltage for the unit’s operation.
  • Must efficiently use battery voltage while charging radios.
Technical specs –
  • 4 x 12vDC cigarette outlets.
  • 1 x 5vDC USB outlet (1amp).
  • 50” power cord with built-in 15amp replaceable fuse.
  • Oulet #1 is “groved” for an actual cigarette lighter or similar device.
  • 5.25” wide X 1.8” tall X 3” deep
XTG Technology 5 in 1 Car Charger - 4 port 12V DC Cigarette Lighter Auto Socket DuplicatorPluses –
  • Plug has 50” of cord to it.
  • Cord is heavy-duty.
  • Built in 15a fuse to protect the unit.
  • Socket outlets have dust covers for protection
  • Red LED lets you know that the unit is powered-up.
  • Plugs firmly into all of the 12vDCoutlets that I tried it on. Holds firm under all testing conditions.
Minuses –
  • The top is vented to allow potential heat to dissipate so the unit is not weather resistant.
  • It would have been kinda cool to have an on/off switch on it.

The unit did everything I asked of it and more. It is a solidly built unit that I trust.

A “buy!” recommendation.

Buy It !Bad news…..the unit is not currently available at Amazon. I will post if it comes available again.

ALSO…I will be reviewing four more 12vDC socket duplicators so be patient.

 

 

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