Category Archives: Charging

Our Best USB Charger Just Got Better, The New Plugable Power 2015 USB-C5TX 5-Port USB Smart Charger

Last year we released our USB-C5T 5 port smart charger and it’s been a great success, but we set out to make it even better. New for 2015 is the Plugable USB-C5TX. The C5TX, unlike its predecessor, has smart charging on all 5 of its USB ports and an integrated (and more powerful) power supply […]

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Plugable Power 2015 5-Port USB Smart Charger with 40W Power Adapter

Description Learn more USB has become more than a way of connecting devices to a computer with plug-and-play ease and high performance. It has also become the method of choice to power and charge a huge range of battery-powered devices–from headsets to controllers to phones and tablets. Unfortunately, USB charging is not well standardized, and […]

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USB Stock Chargers, Dedicated Multi-Port Chargers, or Charge & Sync Hubs. What’s Best for Me?

In today’s world of mass portable devices with USB connectivity, charging should be as simple as plug and play. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Take me for example. On my desk I’ve got a Google Nexus 5, Dell Venue 8 Pro, Apple iPhone 4, and several generations of iPad. Each one came with a completely […]

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Mac OS X iPad Charging Error with iPads on BC 1.2 Charging Hubs

With the addition of new BC 1.2 (USB-IF Battery Charging Standard) compatible charging hubs to our product line we wanted to shed some light on a bug we have discovered for Mac users. When using any of the following products an OS X pop-up error message may occur that claims the users iPad is not […]

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Plugable USB 2.0 7-Port Hub with 60W Power Adapter

Features Standard USB 2.0 7 Port Hub with 60W Power Adapter and support for the BC 1.2 charging standard Full compatibility with all USB 2.0/1.1 devices at highest native speeds (480/12/1.5 Mbps) No driver required on any platform: Works with all USB hosts and standard USB 2.0 hubs Fast Charging only with BC 1.2 compatible […]

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Plugable Launching Kickstarter for the Pro8 Docking Station with Charging for the Dell Venue 8 Pro on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Update: November 17th, 2014 – Now available on Amazon US and CA! See our product page for information and links to purchase. Update: October 30th, 2014 – Take a look at our latest updates on Kickstarter. Update: August 8th, 2014 – Where Can I Get One? There has been a flood of inquiries to where […]

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Device Charging Rates

Plugable does extensive testing to determine which devices charge at what rates on our chargers and charging capable hubs. This turns out to be important, because USB charging is not (yet) well standardized, and results vary by device. If you’re looking for a charger, our data on charging rates will tell you exactly how much […]

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