Product received at no charge to facilitate an honest review. No monetary compensation received. Post may contain affiliate links.
It never fails when I go on road trips with my husband, we both want to use the cigarette lighter socket at the same time to charge our cell phones. Even with a two port charger, it never seemed like we had enough ports to keep everyone happy. Add one of our children’s phones and my tablet and the charging situation becomes a fight.
The Bestek Car Power Inverter solves all of our problems with one handy unit. The unit charges five devices at the same time. We added a two port charger to the top socket and had four spots for USB plug ins. With the AC outlets, we were able to plug in our Apple wall unit for another USB port. That way, four of us were able to charge our phones and I was able to charge my iPad Mini. I use my phone as my camera so it’s always important for me to have it charged. I don’t want to miss some great outdoor shot.
I love that the Bestek Power Inverter fits into a cup holder. That way it’s closer to those in the backseat and makes it easier for the cords to reach. It also makes it easy to turn on and off. The 200W inverter is not enough wattage for most laptops but it did fine with my tablet. Also, it will run the car battery down when leaving everything plugged into it and turning off the car. It is meant to be used with the car running. I didn’t try it with only one device plugged in while the car was off. It might do okay with one smaller device.
The only downside I found was that it tips in the bigger cup holders when it gets a little top heavy. I didn’t have any problems in our truck but it did tip in my car. This is the only reason I dropped it a star. Also, it does have a cooling fan and the noise from it can be a minor annoyance. It didn’t bother me much but it might bother others.
Bestek Power Inverter Pros
- Charges up to 5 electronic devices
- Narrow bottom design allows it to fit variety of cup holders
- 18 month warranty
- Full protection shutdown
- May tip in larger cup holders
- Noise from cooling fan may annoy
Bestek Power Inverter can be purchased on Amazon.