A new device called Plugable is coming, capable of monitoring and measuring volts, amps and W of the devices connected to it via the USB-C interface.
USB-C is the connector of choice for almost all Android users, and several laptop manufacturers are also ditching the timeless classic jack plug. After all, the latest USB-C 2.1 specification allows for power delivery of up to 240W compared to the previous standard’s 100W limit, however, if you want to know how fast a particular adapter, cable or combo actually charges your laptop, you need a power meter, and this is where Plugable ‘s latest product comes in handy . The company has launched a new USB-C power meter that can measure up to 240W (as explained by XDA-Developers ).
240W chargers for laptops and smartphones don’t exist yet, but reports suggest that gaming laptop manufacturers are working to integrate the technology into their products. It could be said that Plugable’s USB-C power meter is ahead of its time , but it doesn’t hurt to have one now, as it is a versatile tool for measuring the direction of current flow, its voltage, amperage, and how many watts are being delivered. and can be used to monitor the charge of your devices in real time, regardless of what the marketing specs say.
Plugable’s latest product has a female USB-C port on one end and a male port on the other, it can measure electricity flowing in both directions, and you can connect it between the charging cable and the notebook or the smartphone.
Another convenience is the button along the edge that flips the display, so you always see the stats facing up. Plugable claims that the device supports data transfer and its OLED display is brighter than previous Power Meters.
- Plugable’s new power meter can measure eye-watering charging speeds of up to 240W (Android Police)