The Turnigy XT60 to USB charger is the Swiss-army knife of the digital age. This handy tool allows you to use any 2-7 cell LiPoly battery to charge virtually any device that uses a USB charge cable, and at a whopping 2000mAh output can even handle large tablets or two devices at once!! And if you head to your flying club with one of these there can’t be any more excuses the phone battery died, so you will be home on time for dinner and with that pint of milk.. Ummm wait forget I said that.
Features: • Safe rapid charging • Compact size, Durable construction • 2~6S Lipoly input • 5V/2000mAh USB output • Convenient field charging of any USB based device • Compatible with Apple devices
Specs: USB Output: 5V/2000mAh Input Voltage: DC 7~30V Input Cut-Off Voltage: 2Cell and 3Cell
The output is relative to how much your phone internal charger wants so I've plugged my iPhone And my iPad to it and it charges them no problem if the max amp output is 2 amps you can plug any device in up to 2 amps more than that and you will fry the components on the USB charger
I believe your phone is limiting the charge current with its internal electronics. It would be better to plug in a usb or 5volt device that has a 1 or 2 amp non electronic load for a conclusive test. Like a string of LED's etc.. I'll purchase one and try it out.
My Samsung adapter to the same phone with the same app shows it charging at approx 1A (986mAh), so if the phone does limit it limits higher than the approx 500mAh that this charger was supplying. Also, this charger was not even capable of making my playbook think that it was charging, where the 1A charger was...also the regular playbook charger is 1.8A. I want to believe the description which says 2A, but all my testing says otherwise. Maybe I got two bad chargers. Somebody please post a video which shows one working at 2A.
Karl and Manoel,
There is some validity to what you are saying. I tried my playbook charger on this phone app and it only shows 900mAh even though it is a 1.8A charger. It still doesn't explain why this 2A charger won't charge my playbook and why when it interfaces with the same phone it will do < 500 mAh, but I will concede the possibity that the charger does indeed do 2A and it is the charge negotiation with the playbook which is somehow flawed. I like Karl's idea about using a string of LED's as a test. I have also added a USB current/voltage tester from eBay. At this point (for me) it really doesn't matter, nothing I do will make this device capable of charging my playbook. However, it would be good to know either way just for correctness.
The problem might be Apple, or to be fair, its Apple compatibility as HK states in the product description.
Apple used to build or even still builds proprietary chargers for their devices that do not conform with the USB charging specification. Android devices or generally speaking specification conform devices do not or if so only charge with 500mA max on Apple compatible chargers. On Android you can verify this by looking into your Settings Power tab where it either says 'Charging (USB)' or 'Charging (AC)'. To utilize more than 500mA you want to read 'Charging (AC)'.
If you're feeling brave enough to modify this adapter, open it up, cut the traces on the pcb to the middle pins (no. 2 & 3) on both or just one of the USB ports. Bridge these pins with solder. If you decide do modify just one of the ports, mark its plastic insert with a sharpie.
This way this adapter is compatible with the most recent USB charing specification which excepts shorted data pins on USB charging ports.
YPhillipp, you are probably right. I not brave enough to try that though :-) For the price they are still good to me as chargers for my android phones and small cameras (808, Mobius, even ipod touches etc).
geht mit iphone und ipad.
bei 6s 5000 lipo kann mann rechnerisch mehr als 15 mal das handy iphone 4s laden :-)
einfach lipo stecker und dann an usb das gerät anstecken schon wird geladen.
genau das richtige für lipos die keine druck mehr zum fliegen haben.
Works great ,only the input cut off for cell protection (to low discharging) is only working for 2 and 3 cell battery's ,while the maximum number of cells battery you can use on the usb charger is 7 . That's something to keep in mind .
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works great up from 6,5 Volts but you need at least 3S when using LiFePo
Output ist between 5,00 and 5,09V
Far better as most of the step up converters which usually are around 4,7 to 4,8 V output on the lower side of USB-specs.
Think about using it in car environment, no matter about 12v oder 24V board voltage.
Great product and easy to work. All you need to do is plug a battery (nearly any electric guys have a bunch of work 2-7 cells) and your device to charge and you're done! Doesn't feel like it is getting hot, even with 2 iPhone 4S's attached