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 range of battery-powered devices from headsets to controllers to phones and tablets. Unfortunately, with so many devices needing wall wart style adapters to charge, it is very easy to run out of power outlets. The USB-C5T can help solve the dwindling wall outlet conundrum by offering five additional USB charging ports. In addition, its small size and lengthy cable make it very easy to create the perfect charging setup.
- Charge up to 5 devices simultaneously
- Up to 36 watts, 7A to share between 5 ports
- Supports tablets, cell phones, MP3 players, and other USB peripherals
- Two dedicated smart charging ports that automatically select the best charging mechanism for the device (some devices may charge faster on this port)
- 12V 3A AC desktop-style power adapter with 9+ foot charger to wall extension cord
- Master power switch (defaults to off when charger is first connected to AC)
In The Box
The USB-C5T USB 5-Port Charging Station comes with a 12V 3A AC desktop-style power adapter with 9+ foot charger to wall extension cord
USB ChargingBattery charging over USB has become a standard practice but the actual charging behavior of different devices is often unpredictable and sometimes disappointing. The devices themselves decide how much current to draw and manufacturers haven’t settled on a single standard. We constantly test our products with as many different devices as possible and publish the results so it’s easy to determine the charging behavior to expect from your device on each of our USB products. These are the results for the devices we’ve tested on this charger so far.
For hubs, "Hosted" means the hub is attached to a host computer that is powered on. "Unhosted" means just the opposite, that the hub isn't attached to a host computer, or that the host computer is turned off. This doesn't apply to stand-alone chargers that only plug in to a wall outlet.
The "Estimated Charging Time" column is the minimum amount of time that the device would take to charge if it was fully drained. This is just an estimate! We provided this to give a general idea of the expected charge time. If this column is blank for a device, that means that the device indicated that it wasn't charging. In this case, even if the device is drawing power, it will likely either "tread water" keeping the battery at a constant level, or slowly lose ground.
Can the station charge iPods/iPads and other smartphones?
The USB-C5T charging station has support for the Apple 1A charging signal. This means iPads, iPods, and iPhones will charge on any of the five ports, though they may charge faster on the smart ports. Other devices such as Android phones and tablets should also charge.
What does the blue light mean?
The blue light indicates that the station is turned on and receiving power. To test the station, connect only the AC power cable and nothing else then press the power button on the back (the C5T defaults to being off when first connected to AC). The blue light should turn on in a few seconds, if it’s not or the light is blinking, there’s something wrong — contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Is there a way to turn off the blue LED on the station?
Yes, by turning off the charger using the button on the back. When the charger is on, the light will be on.