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


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 with so many devices needing wall-wart style adapters to charge, it is very easy to run out of power outlets. The USB-C5TX can help solve the dwindling wall outlet conundrum by offering five additional USB smart charging ports in a compact package that only uses one outlet. The compact form factor makes it very easy to create the perfect charging setup for the home or office.


  • Charge up to 5 devices simultaneously at up to 2.4A per port
  • Up to 40 watts, 8A to share across all 5 ports
  • Supports tablets, cell phones, MP3 players, and other USB peripherals
  • Five dedicated smart charging ports that automatically select the best charging mechanism for the device
  • Built-in power supply using a 4-foot standard IEC 60320 C7 AC power cable

In The Box

The USB-C5TX USB 5-Port Compact Smart Charger comes with a 4 foot standard IEC 60320 C7 AC power cable

USB Charging

Battery 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 USB-C5TX charge iPods/iPads and other smartphones?
The USB-C5TX charging station has an intelligent charging chipset that supports the Apple 1A, Apple 2A, Apple 2.4A, Samsung 2.4A, Android, and USB IF BC 1.2 charging signals. With such a wide array of charging signals supported, most Apple, Android, and Windows phones and tablets are supported. For some devices like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, they will charge faster connected to the C5TX than with their bundled power adapters.

What does the blue light mean?
The blue light indicates that the charger is receiving power. When first connected to an AC outlet, 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 for assistance.

Is there a way to turn off the blue LED on the charger?
No, the LED indicates the charger is receiving power and is on and ready to charge devices.

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