The USB power revolution

This I like: the next major USB standard is called USB PD, which will be able to de (most importantly, smartly manage) up to 100W of juice. That’s a lot!

The biggest thing it means for you and I is the end of those bulky DC adaptors that seem to be required for every electronic device we own. USB PD can charge a laptop, intelligently manage a solar charger, control lighting, all kinds of stuff.


I installed one of these in my kitchen a year ago below the shelf where my wife and I leave our cell phones (this one manages 10w / 2.1A) – expect to see these become the new standard starting in 2014.