This is a Product Best Buy NO B.S. Review of the range of Apple Macbook Laptop Car Chargers by OnlineOffgrid.
(For the full article, see https://onlineoffgrid.com/product-reviews-no-bs/apple-mac-laptop-12v-socket-car-chargers-review-and-best-value/)
Product being reviewed:
GISSARAL GISCCA-AM2 – 90/110W Laptop Car Charger.
Cigarette Lighter/ Convenience Outlet 12V Socket
Laptop Charger Port PLUS 2 x USB slots
Overview of review/test parameters:
I have conducted extensive testing of this laptop charger, amongst several in-car charger devices for laptops and USB devices, in multiple vehicle 12 volt cigarette socket outlets, including car and van cigarette lighter 12 volt sockets and ‘convenience’ 12 volt sockets elsewhere within the vehicle.
I have tested them with power supplied by the vehicle’s main battery, by alternator*, and same specification sockets in a motorhome/caravan, in this case powered by leisure battery with and without solar.
Apple Laptop Models tested: Macbook Air 13 inch, Mid 2012, which usually uses a mains power 45W charger; Macbook Pro 15 inch Retina, Mid 2014, which usually uses a mains power 85W charger.First things first… is this the right charger specification you are looking for?
Which Laptops this charger can charge
The GISSARAL GISCCA-AM2 110W Laptop Car Charger is designed for charging the 2012 to 2015 Retina MacBook Pro MacBook Air and MacBook range of laptops using the MagSafe 2 Connector .
To see the results of the review and which Apple Laptops this charger is designed for, watch the video or go and see the full article linked above!
See you soon,
Miles and Tamra
Or, feel free to read below for much of the video transcription:
Hi I’m Miles from Online Off-grid and we’ve found a GREAT Best Buy product review for you.
The car charger 12 volt socket charger for the laptop, the Gissaral 90 watt car charger.
And it’s just a box that comes with a very small… nice and compact… and it’s a pretty good quality looking device.
It’s very solid, it’s not heavy but it’s got a weight to it…
Now in this case we’re testing it with MacBook Apple laptops, so it comes with a special type connector that goes into the middle connector of the adapter and it then goes in this case to a MagSafe 2.
So, first of all, a couple key features about this product is it has three attachments… so one for a laptop in this case as I said to the MagSafe 2 connector, and you’ll see two USB slots, which can handle about 2 amps if they’re both used at the same time.
Plus the manufacturer claims this to be a fast charge device in terms of laptops as well.
Now here you will see a standard car 12 volt cigarette lighter socket… it does wiggle slightly. but it is fairly solid.
And here’s the reason why it’s so important… for charging laptops it takes a lot… a lot more power. And in some cases three or four times as much power as it takes to charge a mobile phone. So it’s incredibly important that these contacts here (on either side of the charger) which is where the power is delivered, have a really good secure fit in the socket.
So we’ve tested it in the front of the vehicle on the standard dashboard mounted cigarette lighter socket…
Now we are using a socket that’s in the motor home, which means it’s powered by a leisure battery (that’s a completely separate battery to the one the vehicle uses and it’s usually slightly larger and has a longer life and it gives power in a smoother process).
The other thing you can test (as we have done) is with solar power…
And you’ll see that a green LED light now is emitting there, just to denote the fact that it’s connected to a power source… and that the power source is good enough for charging it.
Also, you’ll see here in this list there are a vast array of Apple laptop models that this charger is designed to charge with this 90 watt setting.
So just two in the range here (that we are testing as listed above)… you get the white, Apple charger that comes with it and for a 15-inch MacBook Pro or Retina or otherwise, the charger is usually an 85 watt setting; and the 13 inch MacBook Airs, are typically a 45 watt charger.
So it means that you want to make sure that you get something that does denote that it has a 90 watt minimum setting if your going to have a Macbook like this.
Ok, so there you go! That’s the Gissaral AM 2, 90 watt charger!
The great thing about this product is.. which shows real confidence by the manufacturer, is that it has an 18 month warranty!
Now this one is at the upper range of the price brackets, however at £35 or £36 pounds, which is around about €40 or €45 euros, or even $40 or $45 dollars…
And the only con I can think of is that there are cheaper, less expensive chargers out there… but like most things, “you get what you pay for!”
And, we’ll be back with more product reviews to help you get “The Best Buy!”
See you later,