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GoCharge Power Pack (photos)

The GoCharge Power Pack by Accessory Power packs three very useful functions into a pocket-size form factor.

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Antuan Goodwin
Antuan Goodwin gained his automotive knowledge the old fashioned way, by turning wrenches in a driveway and picking up speeding tickets. From drivetrain tech and electrification to car audio installs and cabin tech, if it's on wheels, Antuan is knowledgeable.
Antuan Goodwin
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Closed

The GoCharge unit has about the same footprint as a business card and fits nicely into a pocket when closed.
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Opened

To use the GoCharge in a car, simply slide the translucent cover back to reveal an integrated 12-volt adapter.
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Twin USB ports

While plugged in, users can charge two additional USB accessories with the GoCharge's twin-powered USB ports.
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Power switch

By flipping a power switch on the base of the unit, users can also use the GoCharge as an external battery pack for charging other devices outside of the vehicle.
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Battery meter

On the back of the unit is a four-bar charge state indicator.
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Check battery button

By pressing a button, users can illuminate the meter and view the charge state. Here, we're at a 50-percent charge.
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LED flashlight

On the business end of the GoCharge is a four-LED flashlight.
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Busted button

Unfortunately, our unit's power button was loose requiring that we maintained constant pressure to illuminate the torch.
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Not all USB cables are created equally.

Another issue that we ran into was with the included Mini-USB cable, which got stuck in another device during testing and eventually broke.

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