OverviewCharge and configure up to 20 iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch models at a time with the Bretford PowerSync D20. Built on Bretford's reliable PowerSync platform, the D20 offers easy access to 20 USB ports—each of which provides full-rate charging for any iOS device. When you're ready, plug in your Mac, and use iTunes or Apple Configurator to activate, name, update, restore, and configure any combination of iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone.
- Support for 20 iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices
- Charge, sync, and configure using iTunes, Apple Configurator, and other configuration tools
- Device stands keep all your equipment organized while you work
- Daisy-chain up to three PowerSync D20s together to connect up to 60 iOS devices to your Mac
- Includes 20 30-pin Apple Dock Connector to USB cables
- All steel construction with non-toxic graphite powder-coat finish
- The entire product is listed to the UL 60950 standard
- Compatible with iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPhone 5, and iPod touch (5th generation) using Lightning to USB Cable
Did you notice?Can support iOS devices with Lightning connector by using Lightning to USB cables that are included with each device.
Apple Recommends ForPowerful, compact design for portable charging and syncing for up to 20 iPad, iPhone, iPod touch devices.
What's in the Box?
- Bretford PowerSync D20
- Twenty 30-pin Apple Dock Connector to USB cables
- Two 10-slot device stands
- Quick start guide
- USB cable
- Power cable
- Storage bag
- Height : 3.5 in./9 cm
- Width : 6 in./15 cm
- Weight : 9.7 lb./4.4 kg
- Mfr. Part Number : H9759LL/A
- UPC or EAN No. : 096633360390
- Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty : 12 years, one year electrical and data cable components
iPad (1st generation)
iPad 2 (2nd generation)
iPad (3rd generation)
iPod touch 3rd Generation
iPod touch 4th Generation
Ratings & Reviews
The PowerSync D20 has a number of issues
I'm an iOS developer and have a sizable collection of iOS devices that I need to keep charged at all times for development testing . I've been shopping for several months looking for the best solution to keep my iPad devices charged while connected to my Mac. After a fair bit of looking, I decided upon the PowerSync D20 because it looked to provide the charging capabilities I needed with the connectivity to my Mac.
Unfortunately, it only delivers one half of that capability at a time. While connected to a Mac, the D20 goes into a 'lower power mode', which is code for: 'it does not charge iPad'. None of their documentation points out this fact in an easy-to-understand way, expecting potential buyers to deduce what 'lower power mode' really implies. This was a pretty significant drawback, because I not only wanted to be able to charge my iPad devices, but also be able to sync them at the same time.
While I was mulling if I could live with this serious set-back, I suddenly began to hear a very loud noise emanating from the D20. It turns out that the device does not rely on passive cooling to bleed off excessive heat, but will turn on a very loud fan to cool it off. This was the last straw on this camel's back and I knew that the D20 wasn't quite the device I was looking for.
The connectivity issue is understandable, I just wish they were more forthright about it--especially for how pricy the device is--but the loud fan was an absolute deal breaker. One of the major selling points (for me, at least) of using Apple products is that they are very quiet compared to their PC counterparts and the D20 was ruining that aesthetic.
For my day job I work in a research lab and we have many, many iPad devices needed to keep charge, but not necessarily sync. The D20 would be very appropriate for that environment, except for the noise issue. I'd really hate to be in the same room as the D20 and twenty iPads as it makes more noise than a lot of the servers I deal with.
Bottom line: Product falls short on explaining its limitations and for as much as the D20 costs, it should be better engineered so as to not require active cooling, or at least have a more robust fan system that is not so rough on the ears. …
- Written by Wayne H from San Antonio
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Hello can I order this for use outside the US? I'd like to have one delivered to an Australian address please.
- Asked by Greg D from Huonville
- Apr 16, 2013
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This includes 30-pin dock connector cables. For iOS devices with Lightning, you can use the Lightnin g cables that come included with each new iPad. …
- Answered by Huey N from Franklin Park
- Jan 9, 2013