Satechi's Power Meter Monitors USB Type-C Ports While Charging

Satechi has announced the release of a new accessory for smartphones and laptops will be of interest to those who are concerned about battery and/or charging safety. The Satechi USB-C Power Meter is designed to be able to monitor a device’s USB Type-C port and ensure that nothing untoward is happening either to the device itself, or through the cables and various accessories that are being used to charge the device.

The Satechi USB-C Power Meter is able to measure a number of important power aspects including the voltage, the amperage, the mAh and the wattage. All of these measurements are taken in real time which means the Power Meter will be able to provide you with a good overview of how your device is performing. This will be of particular use to those who plan to pick up third-party charging accessories as the Satechi USB-C Power Meter will be able to advise as to what power requirements your device needs to perform safely. As well as being able to monitor the device while it is charging to ensure that the third-party charging solution is not overloading the device. This is possible due to the Satechi USB-C Power Meter’s pass-through feature which allows you to connect the device to one end and the charging solution to the other. All of the information that the Satechi USB-C Power Meter picks up can be viewed on the device’s display, while the small and compact form makes it an ideal option to carry with you.

In terms of availability, Satechi has confirmed that the Satechi USB-C Power Meter is available to buy from today and can be picked up from Satechi’s website or through Amazon. In terms of price, this device does cost $29.99 to buy. Although, it currently seems to be available at a discounted price of only $24.99 right now on Amazon - which is likely to be an introductory launch price. Those interested in the Satechi USB-C Power Meter can check out a more detailed demonstration of how the product works in the video below or head through the link below to pick one up.

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