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USBbuddy, Portable Powerpole (12V) to USB (5V) Converter and Device Charger

Convert any existing Powerpole source into a USB device charging power port. A powerful 3 amp output provides the fastest charging possible on iPads and other tablets. Input voltage 10-32VDC. Output 5V @ 3A. Compatible with iPhones, iPods, iPads Android, Tablets and more. Read Full Description
Availability: Discontinued
SKU: USBbuddy
GTIN: 840128904411
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Customer Reviews
Sufficient to Power an Intel Compute Stick STK2m3W64CC By
The intel Compute Stick comes with a charger that is bigger and bulkier than itself and I needed to power it from a 12-volt Rigrunner for outdoor usage. This PC is very sensitive to voltage and amperage and it will shut down if it doesn't get enough juice. With this converted I have never had a problem with powering the Intel Compute Stick STK2m3W64CC. A good design feature is that its output is a female USB port. This allows me to have  he matching cable to the two pc sticks that I use; one uses a micro USB for power and the other one uses USB-C.
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Great for Raspberry Pi By
After trying a cheap 12v-to-5v USB buck converter, I found that my Raspberry Pis were giving me undervolt warnings. Not so with this USBbuddy; both Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and RPi 4 are running rock solid, no undervolt warnings.
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Perfect for custom installation By
Concealed this above the overhead console in my 2016 Tacoma Limited to install a dash cam on the factory Go Pro Mount on the windshield.  Also, used a switch in an empty spot on the dash for the USBbuddy to have Aux or Battery power.  Now camera comes on when I start the truck but could have it on all the time like when going into a store or restaurant.
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Unlike traditional USB chargers that plug into cigarette lighter sockets, this doesn't generate a bunch of RFI.  Apparently Powerwerx provides proper filtering of the switching supply, unlike most manufacturers.
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Dependable and easily integrated By
Used this for a roof mounted tablet in my SUV. Keeps it charged and is safe and reliable. Fits perfectly between my headliner and the roof top to hide everything except the plug. It also works as my go to quick charging port. Great device. I paired it with an inline blade fuse to the battery for an extra layer of protection. Couldn't be happier.
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Very useful convenient gadget By
wired this to the battery mounted in the middle under the floorboards in my SUV and it is working great.Charges faster that any other plug I have in the car.
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USB Power on my mobility scooter By
This works great. Now I can charge or power all my devices from my mobility scooter. I doubt that's what you had in mind with this product, but this is seriously handy!
I have charged my iPhone, iPad and several other USB gadgets.
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High Octane Fuel By
This little 3 amp charger made the power meter on my smart phone count down like a stop watch.  Finally something powerful enough to depend on.
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