PowerPad8S Industrial Managed Hub

Order code: PowerPad8S

Charging, Data, Control and Monitoring of 8 High-speed USB devices in a compact package

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All the features of the PowerPad15S but with fewer downstream USB ports and lower cost. The most advanced and feature-rich Managed-USB Charging and Data hub available at this price range and in such a compact form factor.

Widely used in USB device testing systems, retail, healthcare, and education, the PowerPad8S offers features which were previously not available at this price range including: Upgradeable FW, LiveViewer App, Application Programming Interface, High-current charging, port isolation and support for ALL USB charging profiles both now and in the future.

Each port is fault tolerant meaning that a faulty device on one USB port does not affect devices on other USB ports. The PowerPad8S has been proven in production test environments for the programming and monitoring of USB devices where high throughput is essential.

Industrial strength USB device management and charging with the PowerPad8S


  • 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.
  • Tablet based POS terminal systems.

Benefits & Features:

  • Works with Apple Configurator.
  • Compact, reliable and safe unit.
  • 8x Downstream USB2.0 ports for charging and data (also available in a 15x port variant, the PowerPad15S).
  • Same technical features as the PowerPad15S.
  • Access, charge and monitor 8x 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 PowerPad8S is a compact unit designed to allow a user to connect and charge 8x USB devices with a single host computer. The PowerPad8S should not be confused with a standard USB hub, the PowerPad8S is over-engineered to provide both high current charging for 8x USB devices as well as robust data transfer to the host.

The PowerPad8S 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 PowerPad8S 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 PowerPad8S 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 PowerPad8S 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 PowerPad8S 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).
  • PowerPad8S 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: PowerPad8S / 100W 12V PSU / Country specific power cord (1m) / USB2.0 Host cable (1m) / User Guide