8 Port Universal Charge/Sync Component – U8S


World's first user-upgradeable, truly universal USB-charging component.

Flexible and Future-proofed

The U8S is an 8-port charging component that offers supreme flexibility. Tablets, Cellphones, MP3 players, Handheld Game consoles, 3D Glasses, e-readers... any eight devices types can be charged simultaneously here via USB.

As each device is connected, the internal database ensures the correct charging profile is used, maintaining battery performance and extending battery life. The future proof design ensures that even if you upgrade or buy additional devices in the future, you'll always be able to charge and sync them (users can take advantage of the Cambrionix firmware updater application).

Total Control

The Cambrionix U8S allows for total control of individual ports via the host computer and a terminal application or programming script if required, without the need for additional hardware. Port monitoring via a terminal application allows a real time view of all of the port states including the charging profile used, the current being consumed by each device, security status and unauthorised removal plus many other parameters. This total control over individual port function makes the U8S perfect for use in Schools, Libraries, Charging Kiosks, Hotels and Restaurants, conference centres, Airline lounges... anywhere you can think of where customer service could be enhanced by offering universal charging facilities.

Monitoring and Security

The U8S can also be linked to an LCD display, or LEDs, to provide visual indication of individual port and battery status. The charging status indication operates reliably no matter what devices are connected to the U8S, even if the connected devices are all from different manufacturers. A security feature can be used to trigger an audible or visual alarm should devices be unplugged from the U8S once armed.

Manufacturers

For the Cart / Case manufactures, like all products from Cambrionix, the U8S component accelerates your time to market in all charge / sync developments. The Low-cost and high performance of the U8S will help you expand your product portfolio into these new, and fast growing markets.

The U8S unit can be easily customised for unique use with an option to re-brand the firmware updater application and LCD text. The options available allow you to use an off-the-shelf product, and at the same time, offer a product designed to meet the individual needs of your clients and customers.

The image to the right shows the U8S-ext variant which allows the use of an external, 100W 12V laptop-style PSU.

Compatibility is constantly being updated with new MP3 players, tablet devices, cellphones, 3D glasses, GPS watches, Sat Nav devices, and many more.

If you require charging support for a new or untested products we can check compatibility and if we don't support the device we can add support via the Cambrionix Updater Application. Contact sales@cambrionix.com for details.


A slightly smaller version of a U16S the U8S has 8 USB ports that can charge and sync up to 8 USB devices. The terminal interface allows full monitoring and control via a host computer, also allowing the firmware to be updated future proofing the board. By daisy chaining the device the number of USB ports can be increased.  This board can also come in a charge only variant if required.  A quick set up guide is available on request.

 

 

For more information, please refer to the U8 brochure ,  and for pricing and availability, please email sales on sales@cambrionix.com.

  • Product Code:  CBRX1064
  • Functionality: Charge & Sync
  • Number of Ports: 8 Ports
  • Power Supply: Meanwell SP-100-5
  • Compatible Devices: Universal and Future Proof**
  • Charge per Port: 2.1A
  • Control Interface: Terminal command interface, VCP 115,200 8N1. Shared with USB host port.
  • Charging Method: Cambrionix Very Intelligent Charging protocol
  • Delivered as: fully assembled modules

Additional technical specifications are available on request.

Cambrionix Ltd   St Johns Innovation Centre   Cowley Road   Cambridge   CB4 0WS   UK
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