Satechi is launching a new USB-C Power Meter that can detect faulty cables, batteries, and chargers before they damage your MacBook or other hardware. USB-C Power Meter measures voltage, current, and power input over time so you can tell if an accessory is working as advertised or misbehaving.

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Satechi’s new power meter is super portable and features a display right on the device so you can plug it in between your accessories and instantly monitor power transfer. If USB-C Power Meter reports numbers out of the ordinary, you can catch it before the faulty cable, charger, or battery damages your MacBook or other USB-C device.

USB-C Power Meter displays volts, amps, and milliamps per hour right on the device. Satechi believes this will help customers weed out counterfeit USB-C accessories. USB-C Power Meter can be used while using USB-C accessories without interrupting usage too.

Counterfeit chargers and batteries that sellers try to pass off as officially from Apple have been especially prominent.

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Satechi USB-C Power Meter is priced regularly at $29.99, although it’s currently on sale at launch for $24.99 on Amazon. See USB-C Power Meter in action below:

 

 

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