Staying charged up on the go

Few of us leave home without our cell phone to hand in this day and age. It’s our omnipresent companion, connecting us to the world at large and shaping our interactions with friends, colleagues and family. And if you’re travelling by car, it’s great to know that you’re able to charge your phone or other mobile device en route, whether your destination is near or far.

Essential gear

A crucial accessory for anyone travelling by four wheels, a cell phone car charger is a must-have whether you are in a luxury sports car or are doing the school run in a commuter-friendly hatchback. So at AliExpress we’ve brought together some of the world’s best car chargers so that you can browse and shop for the product that best suits your needs and budget.

Multi-device charging

It is a simple truism of 21st century life that an in-car charger is one of the essential travel items to make travelling easier and more productive. This is because they not only charge our cell phones, but also other compatible devices such as tablets, cameras, laptops, sat navs, battery packs and many other USB-compatible devices.

Best buy car charger

So what do we need to look for when choosing an in car charger? Of course, the most important aspect is that it is compatible with your particular make and model. At AliExpress, we offer some of the best buy USB car chargers, which should connect to the mobile phone (or other device) charging cable of most popular brands such as the Apple iPhone range, Samsung, Nokia, HTC, Huawei, Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and Google.

Multiple outputs

Another very important consideration is whether you have travelling companions in your car or need to charge more than one device at the same time. For example, you may want to charge your phone for the important teleconference you are taking part in later that day, but the kids are desperate to watch cartoons on their out-of-battery tablet as you complete the school run in the morning. If you have a car charger with multiple USB ports, it’s easy to satisfy all parties simultaneously and make the morning commute a much more civilized experience.

The need for speed

Many best buy USB car charger adapters fit into the cigarette lighter fitting on the vehicle. There are a variety of different types of charger designed to meet diverse needs. For example, if time is of the essence, look out for a “quick charge” cell phone car charger which is compatible with quick charge devices such as the Galaxy S8 or LG G6 smartphones. These allow for the compatible smartphones to be charged at their fastest possible rate. This means that you can achieve extremely rapid charges even from a short journey.

Power intensive apps

It is definitely worth investigating the power output of your cell phone car charger or car charger adapter. Although many chargers originally had a power output of around half an amp, as phones have become more power intensive, so the power output levels have increased. It is now commonplace to see chargers of 2.1 and 2.4amp outputs. The output level (which means a quicker charging time) is especially important if you are using a maps application. Such apps are very power-hungry, so keeping your phone sufficiently charged on the move is obviously essentially if you are relying on it for directions.