PowerPad15S Industrial Managed Hub

Order code: PowerPad15S

Control, monitor and charge 15 USB devices

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Control power and port function for each of the 15 ports individually either via our API or LiveViewer App

Charge connected devices at up to 10 Watts per port for over 150W total power

Application Programming Interface for scripted control of all aspects of the PowerPad15S including individual port power

Industrial strength USB device management and charging with the PowerPad15S


  • Mobile device management and charging over USB.
  • Retail displays.
  • BYOD charging and provisioning systems.
  • Compact charge and sync carts, cases and systems.
  • Mobile software testing / mobile software QA (SQA).
  • Production test systems.
  • En-mass device charging and communication.
  • Tablet based POS terminal systems.

Benefits & Features:

  • Works with Apple Configurator.
  • Compatible with Appium and Selenium for real-device testing.
  • Compact, reliable and safe unit.
  • 15x Downstream USB2.0 ports for charging and data (also available in an 8x port variant, the PowerPad8S).
  • Access, charge and monitor 15x USB devices simultaneously.
  • Connect and disconnect USB devices programatically from the host computer.
  • High-current (2.1Amp / 10W) universal charging for USB devices.
  • Supports SDP, CDP, DCP, BC1.x, SE1, Apple, Samsung, ACA-x, YD/T-1591, RIM etc.
  • Housed within a UL94-V0 specification fire enclosure.
  • Application Programming Interface (API) for control and monitoring of ports. Available for Mac / Windows / Linux (x86/Arm).
  • Live viewer App.
  • Can be mounted to a surface using the built-in flanges.
  • 2 Year RTB warranty.

General description:

The PowerPad15S is a compact unit designed to allow a user to connect and charge 15x USB devices with a single host computer. The PowerPad15S should not be confused with a standard USB hub, the PowerPad15S is over-engineered to provide both high current charging for 15x USB devices as well as robust data transfer to the host.

The PowerPad15S is in 24/7 operation in thousands of locations worldwide enabling USB device management systems, software and production test rigs, and retail displays to operate reliably and safely for many years.

Internally, the PowerPad15S is microcontroller controlled which allows our unique API and Live Viewer app to display information about each port and also allows the user to control those ports.

The PowerPad15 is supplied with our latest firmware although updating the firmware is performed quickly and easily using our Firmware Updater App which is available as a free download. We offer new versions of firmware, from time to time, to add additional API features and additional charging profiles for obscure devices which may not necessarily adhere to documented standards.

All versions of the PowerPad15S support our application programming interface (API) which allows you to automate, monitor and control each port programatically using a variety of programming languages. With the API you can monitor current consumption of each individual port, total connection time, charging time, turn power on/off to individual ports, emulate different charging profiles, read USB VID/PID and much more.

The API consists of a service module or daemon that is loaded on the host computer. The service module is accessed via JSON-RPC calls over a TCP/IP socket. Cambrionix provides sample Python code complete with the necessary JSON library code to be able to make the necessary calls for controlling Cambrionix products that are connected to the host computer.

It is of course possible to access the API from any programming environment that has support for making JSON-RPC calls over a TCP/IP socket.

The API is available as a free download and is well documented and supported by Cambrionix engineers.

We also supply our Live Viewer App which allows you to monitor and control ports using a graphical user interface.

The PowerPad15S is available without an MOQ and volume discounts are available at 50+ units.

Distributor and reseller minimum order quantities apply, please contact enquiries@cambrionix.com for details.


Technical specifications


Product Safety:

  • Independently safety tested by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) under file #E346549
  • CE Tested and marked.
  • CB Certificate.
  • FCC Part 15 Tested and marked.
  • RoHS Compliant.
  • China CCC certification (pending).
  • Japanese PSE certification (pending).
  • PowerPad15S offers ESD protection, over-voltage protection, over-current protection and over-temperature protection and complies with the latest EN60950 safety requirements for ITE.
  • Housed within a UL94-V0 specification fire enclosure.

Operating Ratings:

  • Operating ambient temperature: 0 to 35 Degrees Celsius.
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing.
  • PSU AC Input: 100-240V / 3A Max / 47-63Hz.
  • DC Input: 9.5V – 14V
  • DC Output: 5.2V / 2.1A per USB port.

Packaging Information:

  • Approx Unit Size (excl PSU & Flanges): 165 x 70 x 40 (L x W x H)
  • Approx Unit Weight (incl PSU): 1.4kg including PSU and accessories (1.6kg boxed weight)
  • Whats in the box: PowerPad15S / 180W 12V PSU* / Country specific power cord (1m) / USB2.0 Host cable (1m) / User Guide

*We use more than one PSU supplier. Minimum specification for shipped PSU is 180W/12V.