Mobile Device Management
Fast-Charging Station for Schools Supports up to 20 Devices
- By Kate Lucariello
PowerGistics, which manufactures device charging stations for schools, has announced its new Flex20 Bolt, a fast USB-C to USB-C charging station that can charge 20 Chromebooks, laptops, tablet devices, and more at once.
Like the Flex20 USB, the Flex20 Bolt vertical tower design fits into an 11.25-inch footprint, the company said, saving classroom space, with a side PDU (power distribution unit). Each student’s device is labeled with their name, and each device sits on its own shelf. The Flex20 can be mounted to a wall or placed on a roller. The PDU is enclosed in a side-locking door, which can also be removed. The PDU and charging cords can be accessed while the unit is mounted to a wall, as well.
The Flex20 Bolt comes with 20 USB-C to USB-C cables so students can take power bricks home and still be able to wire up at school, the company said.
Fast charging works best for devices with a maximum power supply of 65W or less, and the charging station is recommended for a dedicated circuit.
PowerGistics offers a limited lifetime warranty on its products.
Visit the product page to learn more about the Flex20 Bolt. Go to this “key features” page and scroll down to the link for the pdf spec sheet. To request pricing information, contact the company here.
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.