I'm clueless when it comes to understanding things like voltage and charging capacity. And that's because I haven't put in the time to understand what the numbers mean and how currents work.
When I work from home, I usually plug my laptop into this cube powerstation that sits on the floor. I also use it to charge both my phone (USB-C x lighning) and earphones (USB-A x USB-C). Image of Setup
This Gulp powerstation I use seems to have disappeared from this world. Purchased from Mitre10 and can't find any details online.
Image of powerstation details
- model no: Gulp GPS34- 18
- voltage: 240v ~ 50Hz
- max loading: 10A 240V 2400W
- usb input: 0.25A 240V! 50Hz
- usboutput: 5V = 3.4A MAX (Total)
- (Max 2.4AFORONEPORT)
I am looking to replace this cube with a standard flat powerboard with USB ports. It's annoying having to turn the cube around trying to find the right outlet, and I think it'll look tidier if I have a standard powerboard that sits closer to the PC case.
I'm looking for something that is no more than $35 and has 2-5 standard plug outlets. What should I be looking for in terms of specifications? Is USB 3.1 too much? Should I get something with USB-C?