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Griffin debuts PowerJolt SE Lightning car charger
By Phil Dzikiy | 11.16.12

Griffin has announced its first Lightning accessory, the PowerJolt SE ($25), a car charger. A 10W charger with a 12V accessory outlet, the PowerJolt SE features a coiled cable that can stretch up to 4 feet in length; it’s notably slower in peak iPad charging speed than options recently announced by Scosche, but also less expensive.


The PowerJolt SE features an LED power indicator, and a built-in, self-resetting SmartFuse, which guards against power fluctuations during charging. Like Belkin’s Car Charger with Lightning Connector, Griffin’s PowerJolt SE is available now.

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So the part where it hits the body of the iPhone is FATTER and BIGGER than Apple’s Lightning connector, which was already a problem with certain early release cases, so this thing isn’t going to work with ANY cases as far as I can see.  Seems like a problem to me…

By Glenn on 11.19.12 at 02:40 PM

The case issue is a big problem with the new lightning connector. I wound up wasting $29 for Apple’s dock to lightning dongle. Once cases became available it wouldn’t work with a single one of our three lightning based devices. I’m not even clear why Apple produced the thing because they had to see the issue coming.

These 3rd party lightning connectors need to go on a diet so I can stop giving Apple $19/cable to plug anything in :)

By Code Monkey on 11.20.12 at 11:04 AM

In the past I’ve gone to the local hardware store and simply bought a round file and carefully carved out a slightly bigger hole in the plastic in situations like this.  That may be what is called for here…

By Glenn on 11.20.12 at 07:01 PM

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