Bretford PowerSync Cart for iPad 2

Bretford PowerSync Cart for iPad 2

A$3,895.95

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 5 reviews

Available to ship:
2-3 weeks

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The Bretford PowerSync Cart for iPad 2 charges, syncs, secures, and transports up to 30 iPad devices at a time. Building on award-winning cart designs, the PowerSync Cart for iPad lets you bring up to 30 devices to any room in your building, and keep them configured, synced, and updated with Apple Configurator or iTunes.

    This new design features a 30-device power system designed for iPad, providing full 2.1A DC charging power to all iPad devices.

  • Highlights

    • Charge, sync, store, and secure up to 30 iPad devices.
    • Maximum AC draw of 12 amps, while maintaining 2.1 amp DC power to each iPad.
    • Includes a courtesy outlet, perfect for a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, or AirPort Base Station.
    • Ships fully assembled, including 30-pin dock connector cables.
    • Top-mounted Charge Status LEDs show charging status for each group of 10 iPads.
    • Rear panel charge LEDs display individual charging status.
    • A single power cord and switch powers the entire cart.
    • All-steel construction with non-toxic aluminum and graphite powder-coat finishes.
    • The entire cart is listed to the UL 60950 standard.
    • Compatible with iPad (4th generation) and iPad mini using an Apple Lightning to USB cable (separate purchase).
  • Apple Recommends For

    Any business, school, or organization that needs an organized and safe way to charge, sync, secure, and transport up to 30 iPad devices at a time.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Bretford PowerSync Cart for iPad 2
    • USB to 30-pin dock connector cables (pre-installed)
    • Two user-programmable combination locks
    • Wall-mountable locking system for securing cart in a room
    • Illustrated user guide
    • Power cord (pre-installed)
  • Tech Specs

    • Height: Overall: 37 in./94 cm; iPad slot: 12 in./30 cm
    • Width: Overall: 33 in./84 cm; iPad slot: 0.8 in./2 cm
    • Depth: Overall: 24 in./61 cm; iPad slot: 9.5 in./24 cm
    • Weight: Overall: 168 lb./76 kg (without iPads)
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • Use with iTunes requires a Mac running Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later, iTunes 10.7 or later
    • Use with Apple Configurator requires a Mac running OS X v10.7.2 or later
    • Installing paid apps with the Apple Configurator requires enrollment in the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Education or Business
    • iOS device activation requires an Internet connection
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: H3635LL/A
    • UPC or EAN No.: 96633344369

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    • Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

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iPad models

  • iPad (1st generation)

  • iPad 2 (2nd generation)

  • iPad (3rd generation)

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Very Useful

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    We've used it for updating the OS software a number of times with no problems. It syncs all of the iPads simultaneously, both cont We've used it for updating the OS software a number of times with no problems. It syncs all of the iPads simultaneously, both contrary to what the last review says. We're hoping iOS5 clears up a lot of issues but the main thing is that you need a physical connection (USB) right now to put the wireless information and this has made that process very fast using the iPhone Configuation Utility.

    • Written by from Cheshire

    117 of 130 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very Useful
  • A Powerful Tool but Very Expensive

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I just used two of these carts to upgrade and sync 700+ iPads for a K-12 school deployment. The cart made the impossible possible I just used two of these carts to upgrade and sync 700+ iPads for a K-12 school deployment. The cart made the impossible possible by allowing us to update/image 60 iPads at once instead of having to do them one at a time. As far function these carts worked perfectly.

    The Good:
    - Allows charging, updating, syncing of up to 30 iPads at once
    - Very well built, you won't have to worry about it falling apart
    - Compact size for what it can store

    The Bad:
    - VERY expensive, almost to the point where K-12 education can't even consider using them for anything other than special use like I described above
    - The cables could stand to be another 1/2" to 1" longer
    - The 30 pin connectors aren't made as good as the ones that come with an ipad. Some can be hard to connect to an iPad and some have to be inserted just right to make a data connection
    - Needs connection lights on the front since the 30-pin connectors have issues, have to walk around and look at the back to make sure all iPads are connected

    • Written by from Scottsboro

    86 of 93 people found this useful

    Was this useful? A Powerful Tool but Very Expensive
  • Inadequate Theft Prevention

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    We purchased one cart. The iPads fit nicely, but the USB cables were difficult to use easily and the cart’s design and constructio We purchased one cart. The iPads fit nicely, but the USB cables were difficult to use easily and the cart’s design and construction is not good. A student showed us how they could steal iPads from the cart without the use of tools even when the cart doors were locked. I would not recommend this cart to be used in an educational setting.

    • Written by from East Meadow

    71 of 84 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Inadequate Theft Prevention
  • Great when they are working

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Started off with 10 cart of 10 iPad 2's each in a new elementary school. Great upgrade to the original iPad cart "solution" from B Started off with 10 cart of 10 iPad 2's each in a new elementary school. Great upgrade to the original iPad cart "solution" from Bretford, (a Macbook cart converted for iPad use). This one can charge OR sync 30 iPads simultaneously. When everything is working properly, it is great. We have since added 130 iPad 2's and four more carts to go 1:1.
    Great for updating a class set of iPads in Configurator or restoring iPad backups in iTunes.

    I really like that the slots are numbered, but would probably be easier to read if they were cut out of the space on top of the shelves instead of in front. The charging indicators are a great idea, but the placement on the back of the cart is not very helpful if you have the cart against a wall in a classroom.

    On one of the carts individual ports stopped syncing and powering. Two more carts are not operating at all. No power. There is very little available for troubleshooting problems on these carts.

    Reliability is a concern of mine. Great when they work, headaches when they don't.

    • Written by from Galveston

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great when they are working
  • It works

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I think my workplace has four of these carts now, they seem to work pretty well. Nicely made, moves around easily, cool status lig I think my workplace has four of these carts now, they seem to work pretty well. Nicely made, moves around easily, cool status lights, gets the job done.

    Positives
    -30 iPads at once. Awesome.
    -Charges them all independent of a computer
    -Just 1 power cord
    -Holds iPads securely

    Negatives
    -Man this things expensive.
    -Build quality is good, but not $2600 good.
    -Status lights are on the BACK of the unit.. against the wall (usually)
    -Cords are thick and stiff, and fit loosely in the iPads

    • Written by from Molalla

    28 of 32 people found this useful

    Was this useful? It works
  • Inadequate Theft Prevention

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    We purchased one cart. The iPads fit nicely, but the USB cables were difficult to use easily and the cart’s design and constructio We purchased one cart. The iPads fit nicely, but the USB cables were difficult to use easily and the cart’s design and construction is not good. A student showed us how they could steal iPads from the cart without the use of tools even when the cart doors were locked. I would not recommend this cart to be used in an educational setting.

    • Written by from East Meadow

    71 of 84 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Inadequate Theft Prevention

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