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SB-AC21-PDUS

by SoftBank

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Get 18W USB Power Delivery Technology and 12W USB Type-A Charging with the SoftBank SB-AC21-PDUS

SoftBank extends its line of simple yet elegant USB Power Delivery chargers with the SoftBank SB-AC21-PDUS. The Softbank SB-AC21-PDUS has a USB Type-C port that enables USB Power Delivery and supports 15W (5V@3A), 17.5W (7V@2.5A), 18W (9V@2A), 18W (12V@1.5A), and 18W (15V@1.2A) power profiles. This 18W max profile is suitable for phones like the Google Pixel 4 XL or the Apple iPhone XS Max. The Softbank SB-AC21-PDUS also has a USB Type-A port that supports 12W (5V@2.4A) charging for legacy devices.

The Softbank SB-AC21-PDUS's packaging stands out and advertises the fact that the Softbank SB-AC21-PDUS is USB-IF certified, which is a big differentiator to many other chargers sold especially online which are not certified. 

The back of the packaging also provides a lot of technical details not normally found on packaging for other chargers.

Softbank SB-AC21-PDUS also displays the USB-IF certification logo clearly on the charger case itself, showing that the USB Type-C port can support 18W independently of what else is plugged into the USB Type-A port.

The Softbank SB-AC21-PDUS comes with a swivel AC plug which makes it easier to carry around with you and avoid it getting tangled up in cables or other things in your backpack or purse. The charger is lightweight and also comfortable to hold.

The Softbank SB-AC21-PDUS clearly states 18W next to the USB Type-C port, making it clear to the user how much power they can get.

If you need a portable smartphone charger that supports both USB Power Delivery and legacy USB charging (and is USB-IF certified) the Softbank SB-AC21-PDUS can be a good option for you.

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, some compliance failures were observed for the Softbank SB-AC21-PDUS.

PD2 Deterministic Tests - Test Result Summary

Sl No

Test ID

Test Name

Test Result

1

TD.PD.LL.E1

TD.PD.LL.E1 GoodCrc Timing

PASS

2

TD.PD.LL.E2

TD.PD.LL.E2 Retransmission

PASS

3

TD.PD.LL.E3

TD.PD.LL.E3 Soft Reset Usage

PASS

4

TD.PD.LL.E4

TD.PD.LL.E4 Hard Reset Usage

PASS

5

TD.PD.LL.E5

TD.PD.LL.E5 Soft Reset

PASS

6

TD.PD.SRC.E1

TD.PD.SRC.E1 Source Capabilities sent timely

PASS

7

TD.PD_SRC.E2

TD.PD_SRC.E2 Source Capabilities Fields Checks

PASS

8

TD.PD.SRC.E3

TD.PD.SRC.E3 SourceCapabilityTimer Timeout

PASS

9

TD.PD.SRC.E4

TD.PD.SRC.E4 SenderResponseTimer Deadline Request

PASS

10

TD.PD.SRC.E5

TD.PD.SRC.E5 SenderResponseTimer Timeout Request

PASS

11

TD.PD.SRC.E6

TD.PD.SRC.E6 PSHardResetTimer Timeout

PASS

12

TD.PD.SRC.E7

TD.PD.SRC.E7 Accept sent timely

PASS

13

TD.PD.SRC.E8

TD.PD.SRC.E8 Accept Fields Checks

PASS

14

TD.PD.SRC.E9

TD.PD.SRC.E9 PS RDY sent timely

PASS

15

TD.PD.SRC.E10

TD.PD.SRC.E10 PS RDY Fields Checks

PASS

16

TD.PD.SRC.E11

TD.PD.SRC.E11 Accept Requests can be met

PASS

17

TD.PD.SRC.E12

TD.PD.SRC.E12 Reject Requests cannot be met

PASS

18

TD.PD.SRC.E13

TD.PD.SRC.E13 Reject Request Invalid Object Position

FAIL

19

TD.PD.SRC.E14

TD.PD.SRC.E14 Atomic Message Sequence

PASS

20

TD.PD.SRC.E15

TD.PD.SRC.E15 Give Source Cap

PASS

21

TD.PD.SRC.E16

TD.PD.SRC.E16 PDO Transition

PASS

24

TD.PD.VDMD.E3

TD.PD.VDMD.E3 Incorrect Fields Discover Identity

PASS

25

TD.PD.VDMD.E4

TD.PD.VDMD.E4 Applicability

PASS

26

TD.PD.VNDI.E4

TD.PD.VNDI.E4 SOP Handling

FAIL

27

TD.PD.VNDI.E5

TD.PD.VNDI.E5 Source Capabilities

FAIL

28

TD.PD.PHY.E1

TD.PD.PHY.E1 BIST Test Data

PASS

31

TD.PD.PHY.E4

TD.PD.PHY.E4 Transmitter Bit Rate and Bit Rate Drift

PASS

32

TD.PD.PHY.E5

TD.PD.PHY.E5 Transmitter Collision Avoidance

PASS

33

TD.PD.PHY.E6

TD.PD.PHY.E6 Receiver Swing Tolerance

PASS

34

TD.PD.PHY.E7

TD.PD.PHY.E7 Receiver Bit Rate Tolerance

PASS

35

TD.PD.PHY.E8

TD.PD.PHY.E8 Receiver Bit Rate Deviation Tolerance

PASS

36

TD.PD.PHY.E9

TD.PD.PHY.E9 Valid SOP Framing

PASS

38

TD.PD.PHY.E11

TD.PD.PHY.E11 Valid SOP P Framing

PASS

39

TD.PD.PHY.E12

TD.PD.PHY.E12 Invalid SOP P Framing

PASS

41

TD.PD.PHY.E14

TD.PD.PHY.E14 Invalid SOP PP Framing

PASS

43

TD.PD.PHY.E16

TD.PD.PHY.E16 Valid Hard Reset Framing

PASS

44

TD.PD.PHY.E17

TD.PD.PHY.E17 Invalid Hard Reset Framing

PASS

45

TD.PD.PHY.E18

TD.PD.PHY.E18 Valid Cable Reset Framing

PASS

46

TD.PD.PHY.E19

TD.PD.PHY.E19 Invalid Cable Reset Framing

PASS

47

TD.PD.PHY.E20

TD.PD.PHY.E20 EOP Framing

PASS

48

TD.PD.PHY.E21

TD.PD.PHY.E21 Preamble

PASS

PD2 Communication Engine Tests - Test Result Summary

Sl No

Test ID

Test Name

Test Result

1

TDA.2.1.1.1

TDA.2.1.1.1 BMC PHY TX EYE

PASS

2

TDA.2.1.1.2

TDA.2.1.1.2 BMC PHY TX BIT

PASS

3

TDA.2.1.2.2

TDA.2.1.2.2 BMC PHY RX INT REJ

PASS

4

TDA.2.1.2.1

TDA.2.1.2.1 BMC PHY RX BUSIDL

PASS

5

TDA.2.1.3.1

TDA.2.1.3.1 BMC PHY TERM

PASS

6

TDA.2.1.3.2

TDA.2.1.3.2 BMC PHY MSG

PASS

7

TDA.2.2.1

TDA.2.2.1 BMC PROT SEQ GETCAPS

PASS

8

TDA.2.2.2.1

TDA.2.2.2.1 BMC PROT SEQ CHKCAB P PC

FAIL

9

TDA.2.2.2.2

TDA.2.2.2.2 BMC PROT SEQ CHKCAP NOMARK P PC

PASS

13

TDA.2.2.7

TDA.2.2.7 BMC PROT BIST NOT 5V SRC

PASS

15

TDA.2.2.9

TDA.2.2.9 BMC PROT GSC REC

PASS

16

TDA.2.3.1.1

TDA.2.3.1.1 POW SRC LOAD P PC

FAIL

17

TDA.2.3.2.1

TDA.2.3.2.1 POW SRC TRANS P PC

FAIL

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