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Plugable USB Port Charge-Only Adapter - 1-Port, 1A

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  • The Plugable 'USB-MC1' adapter enables you to turn any USB data port in to a charge-only port. This can be advantageous as some devices charge too slowly or do not charge when connected to a USB data port. It also serves to protect your device and its data from hackers and viruses. The MC1 is smaller than a pack of chewing gum and will easily fit in your pocket.
  • Don't risk your device and data by charging unprotected on an unknown and unsecure USB port. Our MC1 acts as a USB port 'firewall'. It isolates your device from the USB data so it cannot enter data transfer mode. With the MC1 there is no risk of hacking/viruses when charging as only the 5V power is allowed through the USB port. Protect your data, identity, and device by keeping hackers and unwanted data access while charging (known as 'juice jacking') out.
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Plugable's USB Charge-Only Adapter

The Plugable USB-MC1 adapter enables you to turn any USB data port in to a charge-only port. This can be advantageous as some devices charge too slowly or do not charge when connected to a USB data port. It also serves to protect your device and its data from hackers and viruses. The MC1 is smaller than a pack of chewing gum and will easily fit in your pocket. Perfect for on the go charging at airports, coffee shops, libraries, and more.

Battery charging over USB has become a standard practice but the actual charging behavior of different devices is often unpredictable and sometimes disappointing. Read below for more background information and if this is the right adapter for you.

USB Charging Information - How it Works:

Most devices can't or won't charge from normal USB ports and powered hubs if the computer is turned off or not connected. That includes most Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile devices. The phone or tablet must negotiate how much power to pull, to do so by the original USB specification, devices are supposed to only draw 100mA at first and then they can then negotiate up to 500mA. This negotiation requires a PC that's attached and on. Unfortunately even at 500mA, charging most devices will take a very long time to charge.

For example, the iPhone and most other phones will charge on a standard port this way, but they can also charge faster (up to 1A) if the USB port sends a special, non-standard signal to say "I'm an Apple 1A charger". The Plugable MC1 adapter simulates that Apple 1A signal, turning any powered USB port with at least 1A power available into a charging port. Even though it's not standard, it's how Apple pioneered faster charging, and fortunately, nearly all phones and tablets on the market today recognize this signal as it has become the unofficial standard for USB charging.

For larger devices such as tablets like the iPad, this adapter is even more important because their batteries are larger and charging at 500mA would be too slow.

How many of these adapters can be safely used on a powered hub or PC at once?

The AC adapter of your powered hub needs to be rated for at least 1A per USB charging adapter connected. If it is not, USB over-current protection may be triggered (causing all power to the hub to shut off), or the hub circuit or power supply may heat up from too much current being pulled through by the device.

If this happens, remove devices until you're back within the rated amperage. Charging rates will be determined by the maximum charging speed your device supports, the quality of the USB cable you use, and if the USB port has enough power available.

Protect Your Device and Data:

Don't risk your device and data by charging unprotected on an unknown and unsecure USB port. Our MC1 acts as a USB port 'firewall'. It isolates your device from the USB data lines so it cannot enter data transfer mode.

This means there is no risk of hacking or viruses when charging as only the 5V power is allowed through the USB port. Protect your data, identity, and device by keeping hackers and unwanted data access while charging (known as 'juice jacking') out.

Included in the box is a single Plugable USB-MC1 adapter.


Learn more about the Plugable Technologies USB-MC1

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Brand
Plugable Technologies
Model
USB-MC1

Details

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Color
Black
Changer Type
USB A to USB A
Specifications
1A

Features

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Features
Changes USB port to 1A charging port
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