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What is a Power Charging Station?

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A power changing station is an object that can come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, made for the purpose of charging one or more electronic devices. These are made mainly for the purpose of being able to organize the many cords that are required for charging any of the devices at any given time. There are many different types of charging stations that are made to accommodate the many types of electronic devices that exist today for our convenience.

On a very simple level, a power charging station may simply refer to an area that is reserved for charging electronics so that they all remain together and easily accessible. A corner of a countertop, for instance, may be near an outlet, from which power is used to charge a cell phone, game systems, mp3 players, PDA, and more. This is mostly done out of convenience to keep chargers and their cords out of the way, but someone who is interested in going a step further towards organizing may be interested in a more advanced type of power charging station.

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After realizing that all of these cords can get rather messy, especially in households with many cell phones, someone came up with the brilliant idea to build a valet charging station. The valet station usually consists of a box with several compartments or shelves for storing devices while they are powered. All the messy cords are placed in this box, and the only visible part of them is the end that plugs into the device to charge it. A valet power charging station might even be made with a built in power strip to plug the chargers into, and can also have several other features like drawers, room for surge protectors and fancy wood finishes.

A charging station may also refer to a power supply that is designed to provide the power to several devices with similar charging ports. A common example is a USB (Universal Serial Bus) charging station, or hub, which is a device that plugs into a wall and has several USB ports for charging any device that contains the correct type of connection. Other similar charging hubs can contain features such as additional power outlets and LED displays that show how much power the devices have.

Some charging stations, referred to as wireless charging pads, are designed to charge battery operated devices with no use of wires at all. As their name implies, they consist of a small pad on which electronic devices are placed upon and charged, all without having to plug in any cords at all. These devices use magnetic induction to provide power to the batteries, which need to have sensors attached to them so they “know” when they are on the wireless power charging station.

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