Griffin debuts PowerJolt SE Lightning car charger | iLounge News


Griffin debuts PowerJolt SE Lightning car charger

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…

Posted by Glenn on November 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM (CST)


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 :)

Posted by Code Monkey on November 20, 2012 at 11:04 AM (CST)


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…

Posted by Glenn on November 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM (CST)

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