The Wagan EL2537-5 Twin USB and 12V DC Cup Holder Power Adapter is an ideal way to increase power options for multiple gadgets and handhelds used in vehicles when only DC power is available. The unit converts the power of a single 12-volt DC outlet into two USB power ports and two 12-volt DC power outlets. Additional features include a body designed to fit securely into a standard cup holder and a LED vehicle battery level indicator light system that that monitors the power that you are drawing from your vehicle battery.
The Wagan EL2537-5 Twin USB and 12-volt DC Cup Holder Power Adapter now includes two USB power ports, making it an essential 12-volt item for anyone who uses multiple electronics on the go. The powerful 5-volt/2-amp USB ports built into the Wagan EL2537-5, combined with its two DC power ports, make it compatible with the iPad and other tablet computers. Plus you can also charge electronics such as your e-reader cell phone, MP3 player, etc. while using your GPS, radar detector or satellite radio. Simply plug this item into your vehicle's 12-volt outlet and plug in your appliances. It conveniently fits into your existing cup holder so you have a central location for all your devices.
Although use of your vehicle's cigarette lighter adapter/12-volt DC power outlet to provide power to handheld and/or in-vehicle devices is convenient, it is important to realize that in doing so you are potentially using power that your vehicle battery needs to operate its electrical systems properly. This includes starting your motor. For this reason DC powering/charging is best done while the engine is running, allowing your battery to recharge itself. Charging can be done while the engine is off, but you risk depleting your battery if this is not done carefully. This is where the Wagan EL2537-5's vehicle battery test level functionality comes in. Consisting of a prominent series of LED lights at the top of the unit, it is designed to keep you aware of the affect your DC power charging is having on your vehicle battery. To test the current state of your battery capacity, turn off the engine for ten minutes and check the unit's LEDs. (Socket may not be live with ignition off). The EL2537-5 also allows you to monitor the status of your battery while you are charging devices via DC power outlet.* In either case LED system has a light for each of the following statuses: Low, 12V, Mid and High.
As a precaution, remove the adapter from your vehicle's 12-volt outlet when not in use. (Some vehicles still provide power to the socket even when the vehicle's power is turned off.)
Wagan EL2537-5 Twin USB and 12V DC Cup Holder Power Adapter (includes DC power adapter), instruction manual.
Wagan corporation warrants this product to the original purchaser for a period of one (1) year from the original purchase date, to be free of defects in material and workmanship. Wagan Corporation disclaims any liability for consequential damages. In no event will Wagan Corporation be responsible for any amount of damages beyond the amount paid for the product at retail.
Wagan Corporation is in the business of high-tech automotive accessories. They are committed to delivering products that support the needs of today and future fast paced lifestyles with comfort and convenience. They design and focus their products to support the lifestyle of "people-on-the-go." Wagan Corporation is able to use economics of scale to offer consistently reasonable prices to develop long term relationship with retailers, and as a global supplier of automotive accessory products, quality and customer satisfaction are always their top priorities.
* Note: Temperature and car condition will affect readings above.