A company called Datamation Systems introduces the Power Pad 16 (model DS-IP-PP16), a 16-port professional USB charging station capable of charging up to 16 iPads at the same time. According to the company, the charging station prvoides each USB port with the optimum charge level (2.1A) for iOS device. It works with most USB-powered devices, “virtually any that would charge using a standard Apple USB-connected AC adapter”, but is not a universal USB charger. Datamation is going to release a universal version.
The Power Pad 16 has compact and durable form factor. It comes wit a ventilation fan for cool operation and a 180W FSP UL-listed power supply. The charging station can be mounted on or under a desk or counter.
The Power Pad 16 has been used in retail environments where charging large numbers of iPads and other Apple devices has to be reliable and fast in the least possible space. Service depots report it is a perfect tool to eliminate the jumble of wires and chargers.