Electronic Switched AC Power Distribution Unit (PDU)
API Technologies' Timer Box electronic switched PDU simultaneously charges dozens of devices by switching outlets in 15 and/or 30 minute intervals. The Timer Box is rated for 100-125 volts of AC power on 2 duplex switching outlets and up to 2 easily accessible "Always On" outlets on the back. The built in mounting brackets on the Timer Box make it ideal for OEM manufacturers of furniture, storage, and cabinets, after-market products to update/create a charging station and as an addition to existing furniture or cabinetry.
The Timer Box can also be utilized in an office setting for employees that require charging for a variety of devices such as cell phones, portable reading devices, laptops, tablets, testing equipment, flashlights, battery chargers, two-way radios and more.
The unit was originally designed to be mounted on the back of the laptop charging cart, and provide charging power to over a dozen laptops. The laptop carts will have power strips that will plug into the switched PDU, and the PDU will switch power between strips in intervals of 15 minutes. Without a timed switching PDU, dozens of simultaneous charging laptops can trip the upstream circuit breaker and the laptops will not be fully charged.