Craftsman has come out with the Nextec 12V Power Source, their own version of the Milwaukee M12 PowerPort device charger. The Power Source allows you to use a Craftsman 12V battery to charge a variety of electronic devices including MP3 players, digital cameras, GPS’s, cell phones, and smartphones.
The charger features two USB ports and a 12-volt auto adapter that can all be used at the same time. An LED power gauge lets you know how much battery juice is left.
MSRP is $30, but a quick look shows that it’s already on sale for $18. Nextec battery and charger are not included.
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Craftsman does not provide an output rating for the Power Source, but we assume it’s going to be low to avoid damaging smaller batteries. What this means is that devices with larger batteries that require higher charging rates may charge extremely slowly or not at all. This is a concern whenever you use a charger not explicitly designed for a particular product.