In the modern world, a majority of us own multiple gadgets, smartphones or tablets. The main problem arises when you have to charge them. Octafire 8 Port Turbo Smart USB Charger is here to solve these problems, allowing users to charge up to 8 devices simultaneously, and works with iPhone, iPad, Android and Other USB Devices.
The project is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter to begin mass production of the prototype they have designed. The project is pledging for $20,000 and managed to generate $33,559 with 555 backers, and with 20 more days to go.
The charger features an elegant design with the ability to charge up to 8 devices at one time, each at up to 2.1A / 5V power. The adapter is AC/DC adapter is UL, CE, FCC and RoHS Certified so you can rest assured that its safe to use. Octafire comes with international compatibility as it takes 100-240VAC 47-63Hz power input that makes it work in all countries. However, it will be shipped with a US style plug so you need an AC pin adapter from US pins to your local AC pins.
We wanted a charger that can charge everything in our homes. Almost all our family members had a Smartphone. Also, most of our homes had a couple of tablets (some had iPads and other Android) and iPods. In total, we wanted a charger that has more than 6 USB ports and can charge almost any type of device. We started looking for a multi-port USB charger, but our search on Amazon and other places yielded chargers that had no more than 4 ports. Even with 4 ports, they were doing only 1 Amp per port which is not enough current for optimal charging of tablets (normally tablets require 2.1 Amp current). Also, these chargers were designed for particular brands like Apple, Samsung etc. and none of them were supporting optimal charging in an intelligent and brand independent way.
This is where the idea of Octofire came from. It was a difficult journey, but we took up this challenge. We set out to design a charger that can charge almost any USB powered device under the sun. This required an intelligent circuit that is capable of device detection and USB port configuration, leading to optimal charging. In addition, we wanted this charger to be able to deliver enough power to charge 8 tablets at optimal current simultaneously.
You can check out the video below to know more about the charger or visit the Kickstarter page for more information.