dodocool 40W 8A 5-Port USB Charging Station Review

dodocool 40W 8A 5-Port USB Charging Station Review
9.1 Total Score

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  • 5 smart ports for charging phones and tablets
  • Velcro cable management strip included
  • UL-certification

Smartphone and tablets and speakers, oh my!  Keep all of your gadgets charged and ready with this 5-port USB charger from dodocool.

Performance

The dodocool can provide a 2.4 amp charge on any one of its 5 ports.  It can only output a total of 8 amps at once, so if all ports were to be in use at the same time, those 8 amps would be divided across 5 ports, resulting in a 1.6 amp per port charge.  This situation would only affect you if you were to, say, charge 5 iPads at the same time.  And they would still charge, just not as fast as they would if they were each receiving 2.4 amps.

For the average family charging a mixture of devices — like 3 smartphones requiring 1 amp each and 2 tablets requiring 2 amps each — this charger would still perform great and provide a high speed charge.

Design

The dodocool 5-port charger is very compact and takes up very little space on a countertop or end table.  You could even bring it along with you for travel.  The included 5-foot power cable even comes with a Velcro strap to tie up the excess.

The dodocool 5-port charger provides a 2 amp charge to tablets

Features

Each of the 5 ports is “smart,” meaning that it has the proper protocols for providing a 2 amp charge to a majority of the Apple and Android devices on the market today.  It can also charge other items, such as Bluetooth speakers, at a standard 1 amp charge.

However, there are no Quick Charge or USB-C ports on this particular charger.

Safety

This is one of the few chargers I’ve seen with a UL certification printed on it, which I traced back to the UL database.  Kudos to dodocool!

There are also safety mechanisms built-in to prevent over-current and short-circuit situations.  The unit comes with an 18-month warranty should you encounter any issues.

 

9.1 Total Score
Great

The dodocool 5-port charger is great for families (or gadget lovers) who need to charge a mixture of devices. Any of the 5-ports can provide a 2 amp charge to a tablet or a standard 1 amp charge to other devices such as speakers. It's also one of the few 5-port chargers I've seen with a UL certification.

Performance
9
Design
9.6
Features
8
Safety
9.7
PROS
  • 5 smart ports for charging phones and tablets
  • Velcro cable management strip included
  • UL-certification
CONS
  • No Quick Charge
  • No USB Type-C

dodocool USB Charger 40W 8A 5-Port USB Charging Station with 4.92ft Detachable AC Power Cord for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Nexus and More (White)

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Features

  • [5 USB Charging Ports] Charge up to five USB-powered devices simultaneously.
  • [Fast Charging & High Efficiency] Intelligently detects the input current of connected devices to maximize charging speed. Max 5V 2.4A per USB port, Max 8A total USB output. Meets new energy efficiency requirements of DOE Level VI.
  • [Compact & Portable] With international voltage compatibility (AC 100-240 V), portable size and space-saving design, ideal for home, office and travel. Comes with a detachable 1.5m AC power cord.
  • [Wide Compatibility] Compatible with nearly all USB devices with 5V input.
  • [Seller Warranty] 30 Days Money Back Guarantee; 18 Months Replacement Warranty; Lifetime Product Support Guarantee; 100% Customer Satisfaction.

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