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The Poweradd family-sized USB wall charger power adapter is capable of pumping juice into five devices at once. It's a compact way to get as much use out of a single power outlet as you can, and today it's available on Amazon for just $12.99 after a coupon code that shaves an additional $3 off its current $15.99 sale price. To get the discount, enter 5N4O4IUS at checkout.

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Of the power adapter's five USB ports, two provide an output of 2.1A, one offers 1.3A, and the remaining two pump 1A each. The package includes the 5-port adapter and a five foot long power cord. That's long enough to get some space between the wall and the massive jumble of cables that will ensue from putting this thing to proper use. Will the time spent untangling those cords undo the time saved charging multiple things at once? I don't know, but here's the link.

Poweradd 5-Port USB Wall Charger Power Adapter on Amazon

Via SlickDeals

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

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    can somebody explain what watts mean? how do i know if 25 is enough? (there's an anker one more expensive and it's 40 watts, not sure which one should i buy)

    sorry i failed physics

    • Swaminathan Venkatesh

      To be simple, Amps = Watts/Volts.. Amps measures the amount of power that comes through the ports.. In this case, 25 W/5 V will give you 5 Amps of power for the whole device. The bigger devices (tablets) require 2.1 A input and the normal mobile phones can charge with a 1A input. Meaning, with a 5A adapter, you can charge 1 tablet + 2 phones simultaneously.. That's 2.1 + 1 + 1 = 4.1.. Or 2 tablets, which is 2.1 + 2.1 = 4.2.. Or 5 phones = 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1..

      In a nutshell, higher the watts/volts number, the more devices you can SIMULTANEOUSLY charge..

      Sorry if it is confusing..

      • allofusjw

        I'd like to clarify that 1 amp for phones should be considered the absolute minimum power required to charge a high end phone. it may work fine overnight but if you need a fast charge or want to charge while playing battery consuming games you are going to be in need of more power. I wouldn't buy a product like the charger mentioned above unless it was giving me 2 amps to all ports simultaneously. would be a pain trying to recall which USB cord is connected to which port.

  • JoeSchmoe

    Not a bad deal...

  • http://www.keithwoo.com/ Keith Woo

    It's nice, but it has a max of 5amp output, so if you're charing 2 devices with the 2.1a ports, you're left with 0.8a output in whatever else. or it evens out thus making the 2.1a charge a little slower.

  • O’s Fan91

    Amazon listings with super long titles like this one usually arent anything to be excited about..

  • scuttlefield

    I would suggest spending a little more (about $25) and getting the Anker 40W 5-port 8A USB charger. Not only is it 8A, but its circuitry spreads the amperage to where it's needed (up to 2A per port), so you don't have to worry about which port you plug into.

    • Flip Jumpman

      I agree. This would be good for iPhone's but any device that requires 2A to charge basically limits you to charge only two devices and the other 3 ports become useless.

      Still a good deal but not really ideal for charging tablets and other larger devices.