Car 12v Socket to USB Adapters & Chargers

subtel® - UK charging cable specialists since 2004

subtel® has been a trusted specialist for all types of charger leads, data cables, power adapters and USB phone chargers across Europe and the UK since 2004, offering the best quality, CE, RoHS and FCC-certified fast charging cables and file transfer cables for a huge variety of devices.

All our cables are independently tested for performance and quality from our headquarters in Berlin, Germany. Because of this, we offer a three-year guarantee on every single one.

If you’re looking for a car 12v socket to USB cigarette lighter adapter and charger, subtel® will have the correct, compatible adapter for you.

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A huge selection of car chargers and charging cables

subtel®’s range of high quality, fast charging USB car chargers and 12v socket to USB adapters for cars, motorbikes, trucks, lorries and vans includes USB cigarette lighter adapters that convert to a large number of input / output connector types, including Mini-USB, Micro-USB, USB C and many non-standard, brand- and model-specific connector types.

These in-car 12v socket to USB adapters enable you to keep your USB and small electronic and mobile devices like phones (including iPhone car chargers), tablets, GPS and Sat Nav devices, games consoles such as Nintendo Switch and Sony PSP, MP3 players and more fully charged and navigating, playing music, videos and games while driving.

Certified safety and proven quality

All subtel® 12v-24v socket in-car chargers and USB cigarette lighter adapters are thoroughly tested and in complete compliance with all European and International safety standards, featuring automatic shutdown safeguards and protection against short-circuits, overheating and overvoltage.

High-speed, fast charging and reliable, our in-car adapters are made using the highest-quality materials and feature long, flexible break- and kink-proof power cords.

3-year manufacturer’s warranty

Our high speed charging car chargers and USB car adapters are top quality and built to last - durable, strong and tough replacement or spare charging leads with tangle- and kink-free long charger cords and tight-fitting connectors for reliable, long-term use.

Because of this, we offer a 36-month guarantee on all of our car charging cables.

Charge your devices on the go with a car charger from subtel®

Does your GPS or Sat Nav device run out of battery during long drives on unfamiliar roads? Would you like to be able to charge your children's tablet or Nintendo DS to keep them entertained in the backseats? Or maybe you’d like to keep your favourite music playing throughout your journey by keeping your smartphone, MP3 player or iPod fully charged without needing an extra powerbank?

Using a 12-24v socket to USB in car charger and cigarette lighter adapter enables you to charge mobile phones, laptops, navigation devices, smartwatches, tablets and more in your vehicle whilst driving by drawing energy from your vehicle’s internal battery. sells a wide range of car chargers, including universal and multi-port USB chargers, Mini-USB, Micro-USB and USB C car chargers, and car chargers with bespoke power cable adapters for many different brand and device types.

All of our car chargers and charging cables are high quality, fast charging and come with a 3-year warranty.

What is a 12v socket to USB charger or power outlet?

A cigarette lighter socket adapter plug for cars is a power adapter which plugs into the 12v socket (often referred to as the cigarette lighter socket) of your car, truck or lorry and enables the plugging in and charging of small (often USB) devices such as Sat Navs, GPS, tablets, smartphones and more.

The use of the 12v socket has increased over the years (in the same way that the use of the cigarette lighter has decreased), and these days they’re not only found in cars, vans and other four-wheeled vehicles but also in motorbikes, electric scooters, camper vans, boats and more.

Car or cigarette lighter chargers are particularly practical, as they allow us to charge our devices while on the road or on the move in our daily lives. Drawing power directly from the vehicle’s internal battery, they offer constant charging power to devices such as GPS and Sat Navs and any other navigational tools which help you get to your destination.

Can my device be charged with a car charger?

While 12v-24v socket car chargers are not suited to charge all electrical appliances - especially not larger ones - if your device is charged via USB (or runs within the 12v-24v range), charging using a car charger is likely possible.

If your device receives charge through a Mini-USB, Micro-USB, USB-C or Lightning connector, then your device can definitely be charged via a car charger. This includes almost all smartphone types - including iPhone, Galaxy, Huawei, HTC, Nokia and Xiaomi, to name just a few.

Sat Navs and GPS devices that use non-USB connectors such as a 4.0mm x 1.7mm connector and many others can also be charged using a GPS car charger, although you’ll need to find one with the correct corresponding connector.

In the subtel® web shop, you’ll find a wide range of car chargers and cigarette lighter adapters with different charging ports and connectors. On the product page of each, we provide a list of all device types, brands and models which are 100% compatible with each.

If you’re unsure about whether your device is compatible with a subtel® car charger, simply check this list.

Reliable power when you need it

subtel® stocks a huge range of in-car chargers with a variety of charging cables and connector types, all made using the highest-quality components and for affordable prices.

All adapters are shipped within the UK from the day your purchase is made and come with a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.

If for whatever reason you’re unsatisfied with the quality of our in-car adapters, you can return them within 30 days.