AUKEY PA-S24 PowerHub XL REVIEW | MacSources

A lifesaver of a device — charge up all your devices at one time.

As technology advances, so do the accessories. A couple of years ago I wrote about what became one of my absolute favorite devices — the PowerHub XL Charging Station from AUKEY. The device is essentially a power strip, but it’s designed like a desktop tower. It can reside on a desktop or be mounted somewhere via it’s built-in wall mount. It’s very convenient because it has 6 USB-A ports in addition to its 12 AC outlets. As much as I’ve used the PowerHub in the past two years, I’m ecstatic that AUKEY updated it to move with the times. The new PowerHub XL (a.k.a Power Strip Tower) features 12 AC outlets, 3 USB-A ports, and 2 USB-C ports.

DETAILS

The AUKEY PowerHub XL is an update from a previous model of the same name. The device is a surge protector that provides power and protects up to 17 electronic devices — simultaneously — from a single wall outlet. The PowerHub is designed like a column to provide more space and the convenient angles make it easy to plug in all your devices. The PowerHub has built-in safeguards to protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging. Each USB port delivers 12W (5V/2.4A) charging power and each USB-C port deliverers 15W (5V/3A). The total power output of all 5 USB ports is 30W.

USER EXPERIENCE

Like other AUKEY products, the PowerHub XL has a very plain package. It’s a simple brown box that has an image of the product printed on the front. The name of the product is also listed there, but other than that, the box doesn’t include a lot of information about the product. The model number (PA-S24) is listed on the back of the box in the top right hand corner. This is a good differentiator from the older version because other than the model number (PA-S14), the older version doesn’t have many features that are different from the newer model.

  • The Max output for all USB-C & USB ports is 30W (5V/6A) with no fast charging when all ports are used.

CONCLUSION

The PowerHub XL is still one of my favorite accessories of all time. It serves a good purpose and helps alleviate stress, too. The price of the device is around $43 at the time of publishing, which is comparable to other power strips with multiple AC outlets and USB connections. The PowerHub XL has served me well and will continue to do so with this timely upgrade.

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