DCB090 USB Power Source
A durable portable charging station designed for the jobsite
I am cheap and mostly analog by nature, so I generally don’t get all giddy about electronic gadgets. I’ll make an exception for DeWalt’s DCB090 USB power source ($29), though, because I use it a lot.
Having to walk to the truck to charge a dying phone or missing calls because of a dead phone can be a big hit to your efficiency, but you can keep your phone or tablet charged with this great little device that slides onto a DeWalt 20v battery pack. It has a fuel gauge for monitoring the pack’s remaining life and two USB ports that can provide up to 1.5 amps of charging power. When two USB devices are connected, it splits the 1.5 amps between the two devices. In addition to charging, it keeps my phone functioning in frigid weather. Because the device is so small and I’m not tethered to a wall outlet or extension cord, I can stash my phone wherever I find a spot that’s safe from the hazards of a construction site.