How to pick the best car charger for you.
In today’s connected world, people are rarely without their electronics, even in their cars. The thought of leaving home without your smartphone is unheard of and long car trips with small children are decidedly more enjoyable when tablets and portable DVD players are along for the ride. Since it’s not always convenient to keep batteries in your vehicle, car chargers ensure that your devices are powered up through the entire drive.
Deciding which type of car charger is best for you depends on the model year of your vehicle. If you drive an older car, a USB car charger can plug into the cigarette lighter socket with the help of a car charger adapter. If you have a newer car, it may already have built-in ports compatible with USB-C car chargers that use advanced USB-C cables for faster charging speeds. This type of portable car charger can support electronics that require a power source of 2.1 amps or more, which is more than a phone’s typical 1-amp use. Another consideration is how many devices you need to plug into the charger. Some USB-C chargers have multiple ports for more than one type of device, allowing you to charge your phone and Switch game console simultaneously.