Like many readers, I travel a lot and often times I’m trying to charge my Nexus 6P at the airport. More airports today have seats with USB ports on them so even if you can’t find an electrical outlet, you can still get charged up before or between flights. The trick, however, is how much you use your phone while it is charging. We all know that using your phone while it is charging increases the charging time. But by how much? Wouldn’t it be great to see how much your phone is consuming energy as you charge it? Enter the Choetech Current Voltage Monitor cable.
The Current Voltage Monitor cable allows you to see how much voltage is running to your phone as it charges and equally, how many amps are being consumed by your phone to charge it. Not only will you see how your usage is impacting the charging time, you will see if that USB port in that chair at the airport is only putting out 2-3v instead of 5v which also slows down charging time. Recently the team at Choetech sent me one of these cables to review and its quite handy having this knowledge in the palm of your hand. Here’s my review of this handy little accessory.