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Apple Store Shows Off Its First Active USB Power Delivery Charger with the mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL

The Apple Store has started featuring its first USB Type-C chargers including the mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL which supports active USB Power Delivery 2.0.

The mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL comes in premium Apple Store style packaging.

Inside the packaging is a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to Type-A cable (no Lightning cables unfortunately).

The mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL now has a fabric covering with a similar color as the Native Union Smart 4 Charger, another USB Type-C charger introduced in the Apple Store around the same time.

The mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL has a USB Type-C port that can be used for both charging the mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL and also charging other devices. The USB Type-C port uses USB Power Delivery to support 15 watts (5 volts @ 3 amps), 27 watts (9 volts @ 3 amps), 30 watts (15 volts @ 2 amps), and 30 watts (20 volts @ 1.5 amps) power profiles in both charging directions.

The USB Type-A port supports 12 watts (5 volts @ 2.4 amps) to charge other devices.

The mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL has LED lights on the side to indicate battery levels which you can check by pressing the round button next to it.

It's great to see USB Power Delivery enabled power banks like the mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL finally make it to the Apple Store. With 30 watts, the mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL should be able to support the Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8, as well as the latest iPad Pro's, MacBook Pro's, and MacBook's. 

Using the USB Power Delivery Compliance C2 Tester from Granite River Labs to run just a subset of the full USB Power Delivery compliance test suite, interestingly we find that the mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL actually supports a fifth non rated PDO of 30 watts (12 volts @ 2.5 amps) along with 15 watts (5 volts @ 3 amps), 27 watts (9 volts @ 3 amps), 30 watts (15 volts @ 2 amps), and 30 watts (20 volts @ 1.5 amps)  for charging. Note some compliance failures were observed.

GRL

DUT Information

Manufacturer

Mophie

Model Number

powerstation USB-C XXL

Serial Number

Comm

Test Information

Date and Time:

20180224_004714

Controller and Instrument Information

Parameter

Value

GRL USB-PD_C2 Serial No.

035.013.035.032.064.

GRL USB-PD Software Version

1.3.3.8

GRL USB-PD Firmware Version

1.3.3.0.7

Board Calibration

Calibration Success.

App Mode

COMMUNICATION_ENGINE_TESTS

Tx Mask

true

Rx Mask

false

RX mask Power selection

Neutral Power

Device Type

DRP

Cable IR drop Imp(R)

0

Product Capabilities

Parameter

GetCapabilities

UUT_Device_Type

 

Vendor_Name

Cypress Semiconductor

Product_Name

 

Version_Info

 

TID

0x0

Type_C

NONE

SOP_Capable

NONE

SOP_P_Capable

NONE

SOP_PP_Capable

NONE

SOP_P_Debug_Capable

NONE

SOP_PP_Debug_Capable

NONE

Manufacturer_Info_Supported_Port

 

Manufacturer_Info_VID_Port

 

Manufacturer_Info_PID_Port

 

USB_Comms_Capable

YES

DR_Swap_To_DFP_Supported

YES

DR_Swap_To_UFP_Supported

YES

Externally_Powered

NO

VCONN_Swap_To_On_Supported

NONE

VCONN_Swap_To_Off_Supported

NONE

Responds_To_Discov

NONE

Attempts_Discov

NONE

Chunking_Implemented_SOP

NO

Unchunked_Extended_Messages_Supported

NO

Accepts_PR_Swap_As_Src

YES

Accepts_PR_Swap_As_Snk

YES

Requests_PR_Swap_As_Src

NONE

Requests_PR_Swap_As_Snk

NONE

XID

 

Structured_VDM_Version

V1.0

Data_Capable_as_USB_Host

YES

Data_Capable_as_USB_Device

NO

Product_Type_UFP_SOP

 

Product_Type_DFP_SOP

Peripheral

Modal_Operation_Supported

NO

Security_Msgs_Supported_SOP

NO

USB_VID

0x4B4

PID

0xF687

bcdDevice

0x0

SVIDs Min

0

SVIDs Max

0

SVID Fixed

NONE

Power Capabilities

Parameter

GetCapabilities

PD_Power_as_Sink

 

No_USB_Suspend_May_Be_Set

NO

GiveBack_May_Be_Set

NO

Higher_Capability_Set

NO

Num_Snk_PDOs

 

Supply Type #1

Fixed

Voltage #1

0x64(5V)

OP Current #1

0x5A(.9A)

Supply Type #2

Fixed

Voltage #2

0xF0(12V)

OP Current #2

0x12C(3A)

Supply Type #3

Fixed

Voltage #3

0x104(13V)

OP Current #3

0x12C(3A)

Supply Type #4

Fixed

Voltage #4

0x190(20V)

OP Current #4

0x12C(3A)

PD_Power_as_Source

 

Rp Value

 

USB Suspend may be cleared

NO

Send Ping

NONE

No of Source PDOs

 

Supply Type #1

Fixed

Peak Current #1

0x0(A)

Voltage #1

0x64(5V)

Max Current #1

0x12C(3A)

Supply Type #2

Fixed

Peak Current #2

0x0(A)

Voltage #2

0xB4(9V)

Max Current #2

0x12C(3A)

Supply Type #3

Fixed

Peak Current #3

0x0(A)

Voltage #3

0xF0(12V)

Max Current #3

0xFA(2.5A)

Supply Type #4

Fixed

Peak Current #4

0x0(A)

Voltage #4

0x12C(15V)

Max Current #4

0xC8(2A)

Supply Type #5

Fixed

Peak Current #5

0x0(A)

Voltage #5

0x190(20V)

Max Current #5

0x96(1.5A)

PD_Power_as_Sink

 

No_USB_Suspend_May_Be_Set

NO

GiveBack_May_Be_Set

NO

Higher_Capability_Set

NO

Num_Snk_PDOs

 

Supply Type #1

Fixed

Voltage #1

0x64(5V)

OP Current #1

0x5A(.9A)

Supply Type #2

Fixed

Voltage #2

0xF0(12V)

OP Current #2

0x12C(3A)

Supply Type #3

Fixed

Voltage #3

0x104(13V)

OP Current #3

0x12C(3A)

Supply Type #4

Fixed

Voltage #4

0x190(20V)

OP Current #4

0x12C(3A)

Result Summary

Sl No

Test ID

Test Name

Test Result

1

TDA.2.1.1.1

BMC-PHY-TX-EYE

PASS

2

TDA.2.1.1.2

BMC-PHY-TX-BIT

PASS

3

TDA.2.1.2.2

BMC-PHY-RX-INT-REJ

PASS

4

TDA.2.1.2.1

BMC-PHY-RX-BUSIDL

PASS

5

TDA.2.1.3.1

BMC-PHY-TERM

PASS

7

TDA.2.2.1

BMC-PROT-SEQ-GETCAPS

PASS

10

TDA.2.2.5

BMC-PROT-DISCOV

PASS

12

TDA.2.2.7

BMC-PROT-BIST-NOT-5V-SRC

PASS

14

TDA.2.3.1.1

POW-SRC-LOAD-P-PC

FAIL

18

TDA.2.3.3.2

POW-SNK-TRANS-PC

FAIL

BMC Eye Diagram


Eye Diagram 

From the below load screenshot taken from the GRL-USB-PD C2 Compliance Test Solution App, we can also see that the mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL uses different voltage and current levels for charging.

We look forward to see how the mophie Powerstation USB-C XXL charges various USB Power Delivery enabled devices.

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