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.
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.
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