The iClever Dual USB Wall Charger IC-TC02 is one of the cheapest high-current USB wall adapters we’ve encountered.
At under $10 per unit, this AC USB adapter can charge even the highest demand tablet computers, and does so about as quickly as the stock chargers that come with these devices; even quicker in some cases. It’s got some real muscle, and this plug-in wall charger can replace just about any stock USB charger (with the exception of USB C), without sacrificing performance. It runs cool to lukewarm even when delivering the maximum 48 watts of charge power, is virtually silent, is easy to find in the dark with its blue luminous port face, and has folding AC mains prongs that can be retracted to protect them from bending and damage, as well as to enhance the unit’s storability. Yet the IC-TC02 costs way less than half the price of those stock USB adapters, often shipped with Apple, Samsung, and Amazon mobile devices. We’ve used ours mostly every day over the past year or so, and it quickly charges our Kindle Fire, Apple iPad Air, and Samsung tablets. So long as you do not exceed its power capacity, the IC-TC02 can adequately power most any device that receives its power via a USB 2.0 cable.
Benefits, Pros, Features, and Advantages
High Current, but Cheap Price
Can be purchased for less than $9 online.
LED Lighted Ports
Though not really bright enough to double as a night light, these lighted ports plenty bright for finding this adapter in the dark.
The AC prongs fold into slots in the rugged white plastic case, protecting them from bending and damage, and making for simple storage of the charger.
No buzzing, humming, whistling, and only very small frying sounds are heard while this is plugged in and charging a device.
Low RFI and EMI.
Little, if any, interference to AM radio was observed.
Just the Right Size
The case is large enough to grasp easily, but not so big that it covers the second receptacle in a 2-receptacle outlet. Compact design, for sure, but nor is the iClever charger too small to for handling with certainty.
Each USB port senses the optimum charging current for each device you plug in, and adjusts itself according, to provide that ideal value. So, no matter what device you connect to the IC-TC02, you’ll get the best charge in the shortest time.
Ports are Electrically Equal
Since both ports are capable of delivering the full 2.4 Amp USB current, you needn’t concern yourself with which port is the correct one to use when powering particular mobile devices. See next item for more details.
High Current USB on Both Ports at the Same Time
Provides up to 2.4 amps of USB charging current (12 watts per port. 24 watts in total). We often charge our Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro SM-T900 (very large tablet computer) with this dual port, full USB power accessory. We’ve also successfully charged iPads, iPods, numerous smart phones, and Kindle Fire HDX tablets with this nightlight / charger combo adapter.
Good Power Output Quality
Voltage regulation appears excellent over the entire range of drawn currents. Holds very steady at 5 volts output under both no-load as well as full-load conditions.
This iClever wall charger warms a bit while charging. But never does it get too hot to handle. When charging smaller mobile devices such as iPhones and portable media players, this power adapter barely heats at all.
You get two high-current USB ports. This adapter delivers the maximum allowable current from its USB 2.0 ports.
Charges Two Maximum Current USB Devices at Once
Two full-current USB device may be charged at once, via the dual USB ports.
Switching Power Supply Technology
The light weight power supply makes this unit very compact and feather light. Yet it can deliver the hefty current needed to power today’s most demanding USB mobile devices.
Plugs into Standard Wall Outlet
Input is 100-240 volts AC at 50-60Hz, 0.6 amps. Output is 5 volts DC, at 4.8 amps max.
Limited but Generous 12-Month Warranty
Problems, Cons, Disadvantages, and Limitations
No Charge Cables Included
Indeed, not all USB charge cables will carry the maximum current available via the IC-TC02. You must use cords designated as high-current charge or high-current charge / data / sync, in order to obtain the most rapid charging from this iClever wall charger. So, given that this current level is at present, a kind of USB specialty, it would be helpful if the adapter included a high current USB cable, say a micro USB or lightning charge cable. However, given the low price of this charger, we certainly do not mind providing our own cables.
Indoor Use Only
Keep this charger away from moist locations and never allow rain to fall on it.
Charging devices nearly every night with the IC-TC02 dual USB wall charger by iClever, has never left us in the lurch. We never woke up the next morning to find that our phones had not charged overnight. Devices always charged quickly and fully, and lasted the full time per charge, as documented in their users guides. We’re pleased with how well this dual charger performs. Yet it costs so little. Thanks to this unit, we never order stock charger replacements for our mobile devices anymore. This is a well-designed and well-constructed USB appliance, and so, we’d rate it at 99 out of 100.
- iClever BoostCube 4.8A 24W Dual USB Travel Wall Charger, Official Product Page from iClever
- iClever BoostCube 4.8A 24W Dual USB Travel Wall Charger with SmartID Technology, Foldable Plug AC Adapter for iPhone X /8 /7 /7 Plus/ 6S/ 6 Plus, iPad Pro Air/ Mini and other Tablet, from Amazon.com
- Where to buy the iClever Dual USB Wall Charger IC-TC02
- Belkin Lightning Charge Sync Cable 1.2 M 4 Ft Review
- Best iPad and iPhone Charging Station: Gearmo 10 Port Smart USB Charger
- CE Tech Dual Port In-Wall USB Charger 0000-160-806 Review
- GE Jasco 2.1 Amp USB Charger, Y14 Review
- iWorld iPhone iPod Car Charger Review
- JBL Flip 4 Wall Charger, Which AC Charger Works Best
- 2017-02-21: Originally published.