5 Stars By Kyle Smith on 2016-07-02
Another Great Quality Product From Maxboost
This will be a technical review of the product features that will access the quality of design and manufacturing.
Firstly I must say the design of this is really nice! Some little features like the AC socket snapping into place with the USB port is just great idea and must make assembly a breeze!
Reflow Quality 9.5/10
Wire Harness Quality 10/10 (all adequately heat shrinked)
Through Hole Solder Quality 9/10
Flux removal 8/10 (Bottom side could use some cleaning after through hole soldering but this is not a big deal, and will not effect reliability)
Bodge Wires 7/10 (there is one small fix that I imagine will get fixed in the future but it was done in a method that will prove reliable.)
Packaging 10/10 (good retail looking box)
Electronics Packaging 9/10 (not sure why there are 3 not used holes on the outside I imagine it the enclosure might be shared between another product.)
High voltage isolation 7/10 (I would have liked to have seen some isolation slots, but the gap they have of 2-3mm is acceptable.
Component Choice 7.9/10 (would like to see better capacitor brands and user replaceable input fuse)
Convince 9.5/10 (The small size is great, along with the 4mm banana jack inputs make it really easy to hard wire it into your solar system or car. The big color LED indicator tells you when the output is good. The only thing I wish it had was a way to mount it easily to something)
Heatsinking 9.8/10 (I really like the silicone sleeves over the mosfets that are then clamped to the outside aluminum extrusion, this couples with the fan keeps the product nice and cool under full load. I also like how the fan is only on when the temperature rises)
USB output 9/10(nice stable output. I am not sure why ports are said to be limited to 2.4amps I can draw 3.5amps the max my test equipment allows me at the moment)
Overall I really like this product. I am not sure what I will use it for yet but I can be confident that it will work when I need it!
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5 Stars By yasa on 2016-08-20
High quality Inverter!
Very high quality product! When I bought this inverter I was thinking mostly how to make my life more efficiently. My two kids like to play with their tablets all the time while we are riding the car. My life is very hectic and busy and sometimes I forget to charge the electronics .We take long rides regularly and I need to charge my phone while on the road. Now with this dual inverter i can just plug it in and I have peace of mind. No more interruptions, no more yelling and no more complaints.,Very sturdy and with an adequate size where I just put it in the middle of the two front seats.I like the fact that it is a very innovative and productive item. I recommend this inverter because it can be used to charge electronics when you are in your car and need more than one outlet.
5 Stars By Sonny R. on 2016-07-10
Perfect Product and will save you during long car journeys
This product is crazy useful, like I wasn't aware how much I had been missing out on. I travel a lot with passengers and we take a lot of road trips for various purposes. Recently, the car phone chargers have become a must for various reasons because phone's are the center of our life .however this power inverter for maxboost allows me to have charge for my laptop during any time during my road trip. I work a lot during the car trips and I have a macbook which has a pretty good battery life. However, having this device was extremely useful when my macbook died mid way through the journey. Without this, I would have to had simply stop working, but now I was able to just plug it up really fast and charge my laptop. It charged my laptop in about 1.5-2 hours which isn't that bad considering your in a moving vehicle and you've got a giant battery to be charged. Additionally, I realized that now there is literally no restrictions on how many movies I can watch on my laptop during long car trips as I can simply just always plug in my laptop. Besides the DC ports, the additional USB ports indicate that you will never have to prioritize charge wit this device. You can plug in 2 phones, and 2 DC power through this one inverter which is extremely nice for those times when everyone seems to need the car charger. Overall, I really love this product, and for the price it is WEL worth it. Would recommend to anyone.
4 Stars By S R MALONEY on 2016-11-20
We used this just to recharge camera and speaker batteries and it worked great. It's small enough to not take up a ...
This is exactly what I needed. We did a family camping trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone this summer and I wanted something to make sure everyone had a way to keep their cameras and phones going. We had 3 DSLRs and a Bluetooth speaker to worry about. Everyone had phones of course but those all were charged from USB car adaptors. We used this just to recharge camera and speaker batteries and it worked great. It's small enough to not take up a lot of pack space (could fit in a glove box), it's easy to use, it never got really hot under our use and we had no problems with it at all. It is not super heavy duty but we didn't need it to be.
5 Stars By Anil Swain on 2016-07-12
Great Maxboost 300W
I am very much impressed with this power car charger as it came with two outlets and two USB ports and is nicely built. It is really powerful and does everything i would need it to do in the car. It is VERY QUIET while functioning and have GREAT QUALITY. The was also impressed to see that it charges pretty fast from the USB ports. I used it with my laptop, tab and my phones and its working perfectly fine. I like the compact size and Aluminum feel of this unit. The cord is about the right length for me. It'll reach the passenger seat just fine.
The package arrived in well packaging in a small priority shipping box. This is a One Piece unit with an user manual. The plug was detachable, you can remove the power cable that makes storage easier than ever. I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review however I would have paid to get this product.
1) 2 AC outlets + 2 usb ports. 2 USB ports each one is capable of 2.4A. It also features with built-in mSMART chip that can identify the attached devices to provide the maximum output up to 2.4A.
2) Very High quality.
3) Travel size design.
4) Durable metal housing provides advanced protection from drops and bumps.
5) One-Year Limitied Warranty included
5 Stars By msugoalie on 2016-08-24
A lot of newer cars have AC outlets in them. However my Jeep Wrangler does not. I needed an inverter so I could charger my laptop as I drove, since I need to be online for work while driving (don't worry I don't actually do work on the laptop while driving lol).
I absolutely love this Maxboost 300W Power Inverter!! It doesn't get as hot as I thought it would while using it. The fan and body of it do a great job of keeping the temp down in it.
The USB ports are very useful to have. I can charge my work phone while using it as a hotspot and my personal phone along with my laptop at same time.
I'd highly recommend this product.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-08-12
I am very happy with the inverter
I purchased this product for our new van, because we travel a lot for sports. I am very happy with the inverter, it worked great charging my phone, tablet, and GPS. It didn't get hot, and it came in really handy for the long car ride. The only thing I would change about it is having the black/red cords be a little longer. WIth the way our vehicle is set up, it was probably about two inches too short for it to be set in an inconspicuous place. I am sure for most vehicles, it would be fine. And lucky me, I already have a 12v extension cord that I will bring along next time. Problem solved!
4 Stars By Papa G on 2017-04-30
It does what it claims and it won't break your pockets!
After a month of steady use: It doesn't overheat while all four ports are being used, it's kinda bulky and sits awkwardly in my cup holder (which is the only place it will reach since the power leads are very short), USB ports simultaneously charge my Nexus 6p and 1+One fairly quickly. It gets the job done well at a great price.
4 Stars By Elsa T. on 2017-03-30
Awesome, awesome!!! I love the fact that now I can charge my laptop when driving. Use the extra power and save time: kill 2 birds with 1 stone. And with the 2 AC outlets, I can charge more than 1 device. So I would highly recommend this to anybody traveling, in any kind of vehicle (RV, car, boat...).
I only wish the length of the cable would be a little bit longer, so I could plug it and it would be long enough to lay on the floor.
One advice: don't keep it on while not driving or you'll run out of battery (I'm sure most of you knew it, but just in case... ;-)
5 Stars By titus2.5 on 2017-06-08
Works great, just what we were looking for. We do a lot of travel for our business and needed something to charge our chromebooks, tablets and phone constantly as we camp off grid and always need them powered. Awesome little tool. Feels sturdy and we love the plug cord that allows you to move the charger away from the coffe cup area so you're not tangling your hands in the cords when reaching down:-) Great buy, I would definitely recommend.