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Plugable Technologies

Plugable Multiport USB-C Charger

USB-C is widely used these days for fast charging and other capabilities. Taking advantage of this, the team designed a 5V 4A power supply that charges up to 5 USB-C devices overnight, using Plugable's patented "priority charging" algorithm. This algorithm supports charging the highest priority port up to 15W, with power dynamically shifting to the lower priority ports as each device completes charging in succession. The team created a prototype PCD board with fully analog components that follow the patented algorithms and the USB-C Power Delivery protocol.

Faculty Adviser

Payman Arabshahi, Associate Professor, UW ECE, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Tai-Chang Chen, Associate Teaching Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering


Daeun Shim
Nhu Truong
Uyen Huynh
Yun-Chung Teng