Announcing new USB+™: iPad compatible USB ports

Posted on 1/4/2012 by Wagan Tech

Wagan Tech® announces USB+™: iPad compatible USB ports
New 2.1 Amp USB ports added to popular products

Hayward, California – January 5, 2012 - Wagan Tech® is pleased to announce that it has added iPad® compatible USB power ports to many products in its lines of DC to AC power inverters and mobile electronics. These newly enhanced USB power ports accommodate the higher charging current required by the iPad, other tablets and smart phones that traditional USB power ports fail to deliver.

Standard USB ports have an output of 0.5 Amps while newer electronic devices, like smart phones and tablet computers, require up to 2.1 Amps for recharging. Without adequate current, charging is unpredictable; but with new USB+ power ports from Wagan Tech, devices are certain to charge. Products from Wagan Tech that have the new USB power ports are labeled with "USB+".

“Now, the more than 39 million iPad users have reliable and portable ways to keep their tablets charged while they are on the go,” said Alex Hsu, Wagan Tech’s Vice President of Sales.

Seeing that USB is becoming the de facto charging standard and that devices are becoming more power-hungry, Wagan Tech is enhancing the USB power port on its USB+ line of power inverters and mobile electronic accessories.

“USB power ports are already standard features on each of our inverters from 80 to 700 watts, so the next logical step was to enhance the USB power ports on key items to handle the ever increasing charging needs of today’s power-hungry electronics like the iPad, other tablets and smart phones,” said Lance Kotsubo, Wagan Tech’s Product Development Manager.

Some of the current products that have USB+ (2.1 amp USB power ports) are :

  • 200 watt power inverter (Item # 2402-5)
  • 400 watt power inverter (Item # 2003-5)
  • 150 watt power inverter (item # 2395-5)
  • Twin USB/DC cupholder adapter (Item # 2537-5)
  • Twin USB/DC adapter (Item # 2438)
  • Solar e Power Cube1500 (Item # 2546)
  • Solar e Power Case 450 (Item # 2548)
  • 600 Amp Jumpstarter (Item # 2509)
  • AVT Jumpstarter (Item # 2595)

In the coming months, Wagan Tech will be unveiling additional models that feature enhanced USB power ports.

The new USB+ products from Wagan Tech will be showcased at the 2012 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 3 Booth 30269. For more information, visit Wagan Tech’s Online Press Kit.

About Wagan Corporation
Wagan Corporation (Wagan Tech) is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech electronics such as power inverters, portable power supplies, and other consumer electronics. Wagan Tech offers the broadest line of inverters in the industry, ranging from 80 to 10,000 watts. The company’s goal is to supply consumers with power for their every need – whether for mobile electronics, small appliances, or even home necessities. Wagan Tech continues to expand on this goal with solar power generators - providing consumers with portable and renewable power.

Wagan Tech was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Hayward, California. Wagan Tech has a global presence as it meets the needs of customers both domestically and internationally.

Contact: Wagan Corporation
Jennifer Van Steen, 1-800-231-5806

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