I have put this power inverter to use almost immediately after i received it. Not too much, but on to little an amount to protect the inverter. The inverter itself is a very sharp looking unit and goes well in the setting i have it in currently. Controls are simple and straightforward. For the price point, you get 2 110v plug ins and 2 usb ports. I was charging my samsung galaxy s7 phone, a nook tablet and using 2 laptop chargers all at the same time. Did it kick off from overload. Not even a hint of a problem.
We used it on a road trip and i was able to use my double electric breast pump and charge our cell phones at the same time. It does have a slight hum to it but we could barely hear it over the radio. Feels pretty heavy duty and it got bumped around a lot with no damage or dings. I’d recommend this to family and friends. Update 6 months later: still love it, works as great as the day we got it. I leave it in the center console compartment and love we can plug in our quick charge bases and don’t have to spend money on quick charge car chargers.
I am a photographer and need to charge my camera batteries which i can’t do via usb, so this thing has been a life saver for me. It is well made, and when the 110 volt converter is turned on, all you hear is a very slight humm. To recharge via usb, the converter does not need to be turned on. I placed mine on the passenger side of the center console with industrial velcro, and it functions real well there. Needless to say, the motor have to run in order for this to work.
I’ve had this for over a year now and it works great. The only ‘cons’ would be that many cords are bulky and you can only fit one at a time into the outlets. But, this has not been a huge issue because of the additional usb ports. The other thing i’ve noticed is that the outlets are tight. In other words i have to pull pretty hard to get plugs out. I am not reducing my rating because i actually like that the cords are held firmly in place. It helps keep cords from coming unplugged when we are moving the inverter around etc. My previous inverter fell apart after a year or so, (it was not this brand) so far the build quality on this bestek seems far superior.
Great for portable power, with a dedicated deep cycle battery and a few other items i have power that is portable (aside from the fact the deep cycle battery weighs a ton 🙂 so i guess its not hiking type portable 🙂 but if away from home and no power sources. . Camping where its not one of those campgrounds with power. The deep cycle set up means that with this 🙂 i can power any devices i’d have at home. . Or it also could work for a power failure situation. . Can’t run anything massive of course (space heater or something like that) but 300 watts works for pretty much all a person would need on a away from the city, away from home, no power outlets. . I also noticed a 500w version but the 300 has been perfect for me and the deep cycle battery runs for days using this 🙂 awesome.
It still works after over a year. Runs strong in my police car and aids with keeping equipment functioning.
BESTEK 300W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Car Inverter with 4.2A Dual USB Car Adapter
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- BESTEK Advantage: America’s leading power inverter brand. Provides 300 Watts continuous DC to AC power and 700 Watts instantaneous power, featuring 2 AC outlets and 2 USB ports
- Fast Charging: two 110V AC outlets for charging larger devices such as laptops and tablets, 2 USB charging ports (0-2.4A) for powering USB compatible devices, a good choice as requisite car accessories
- Ultra Compact and Lightweight: iPhone-sized design ideal for use on vacations, work trips, and camping. 24 inch cigarette lighter plug makes the power inverter can be plugged into almost any vehicle
- Multi-Protection: built-in 40 amps fuse to protect your device. Safe charging design provides protection against, overheating, under and over voltage charging, short circuiting
- Durable metal housing provides advanced protection from drops and bumps. Integrated cooling fan helps reduce heat and prevents shortages. 18-Months Warranty
Good enough for a laptop to charge, which i sometimes use this for when needing to charge my pc on the go while in a car. It’s not super warm or loud and it’s a fair priced product. I’ve had no issues with it in the two years i’ve owned it so i would definitely recommend this inverter to anyone looking for a fair-priced, well-performing inverter as long as 300w is all you need (most laptops don’t need more unless you have a high-powered gaming laptop).
I just received this inverter a few days ago. I will definitely try it out on my next power outage.The only two things that i don’t like are the cigarette lighter plug has the cord directly wired without a fuse and the 40 amp fuse the unit has is inside soldered to it’s pc board. (see picture) that will make it hard to replace the fuse. Other than that the inverter is a great price and was shipped to me in 8 days. Update 11-5-16 (warning) : the two usb plugs stay powered up all the time even if the power button is turned off. That could leave you with a dead car battery if you don’t unplug the inverter.
So much better than anything i’ve found in any retail store. Inverter has a switch on it, usb outlets provide power even when inverter is off if the 12v in the car/boat/whatever is powered. If the inverter is on, the fan is on; much prefer the always-on fan to how many inverters only run the fan part time and you can never adequately drown it out with music. Unit is very solidly built with metal enclosure, 12v aux cord is also very solidly built, not the cheap/hollow feeling you get from most other units. Cord is long enough to stash under a seat or in the console if you have space, unit is very compact. Would buy again but this thing is so durable i probably won’t have to. Already outperformed and outlasted any other inverter i’ve used in the past.
I purchased this product in 2016 and believe i reviewed it with four starts then because we only recently, 6. 17, needed to use all of the outlets at one time. As we traveled, we had our sons’ two tablets plugged into the ‘electrical outlet’ ports to charge and two iphones plugged into the usb ports and all charged fine and dandy. It didn’t seem to take any one device longer to charge than normal and the inverter never got hot or loud. This inverter has become a staple for our travels though i usually only use the device to plug my laptop into while we’re driving, but we really put it to the test on this last trip and it passed with flying colors in my book.
I bought this to power up christmas lights on my corvette for the christmas parade in our small town. The unit ran the lights and a tree mounted on the rear of the car very well.
In my work vehicle, i have a full size power inverter that is hardwired into the car. I recently had to switch over to a rental car temporarily so i needed a power inverter that could handle my daily charging needs on the go. This bestek power inverter did the job without any issues. Simply plug it in to the dc outlet, flip the power switch and plug in your power cords. With the 2 outlets, i was able to charge 2 laptops at the same time just as if i was plugged into a wall outlet. The inverter has a fan built in, but i barely even heard it. Would definitely recommend to anyone who needs the flexibility to use a power cord in their car.
I’ve used a number of adapter over the years. Most of them are inconsistent in how well or how long they work. The bestek is the best adapter that i’ve ever had. I like that it plugs into the car, and has it’s own cable that takes the adapter out of the general area of the cigarette lighter. This cable allows the inverter to be placed in an inconspicuous spot in the back seat where my children will be using it to power their laptops. I also have to say that this unit was used consistently on a 15 hour drive from maine to ohio. And never once did it lose power. The unit is powerful with two wall plugs and two usb outlets. This was well worth the investment.
Brought this charger on a 9 day road trip, worked like a champ. During the trip i had a laptop, tablet, and an extender with two dslr camera batteries all pugged in at once, the bestek never had a problem. Very impressed by it’s durability and ability to power multiple devices simultaneously. Fan is a little noisy when car is idle but you it exceeds standard road noise. Long power cable allows it to extend a a good distance from your lighter port. Great product, highly recommended.
BESTEK 300W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Car Inverter with 4.2A Dual USB Car Adapter :