Too many devices and not enough outlets? The best USB charging stations can save you time and space. Most people choose an option based on the number of USB ports they offer (you want to make sure you have enough to charge everything simultaneously for everyone in the house), but the type of port and the built-in protection measures are equally, if not more, important.
There are actually several types of USB connectors, but USB-A and USB-C are the most common. USB type A (the larger, rectangular plug you'll see on the end of most chargers) has been the industry standard for years, and as a result, the vast majority of USB charging stations offer these types of ports. USB-C, which is smaller and more rounded, can handle a lot more charging power, so some of the leading electronics brands have switched to this type of plug. However, an all-USB-C charging hub is difficult to find.
Finally, most of the top-selling options have special technology in place that manages the output of power. This protects your devices against overcharging and short-circuiting while also evenly distributing the power among the multiple ports. Scroll on for best-selling charging stations on Amazon that offer all of that and more.
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