USB Power Delivery Testers
USB Power Delivery Tester for USB ports and USB chargers
USB Power Delivery Testers are one of the quickest and easiest ways to diagnose and troubleshoot your USB ports and USB chargers.
With the USB Power Delivery Tester, you can:
|CPU:||ARM Cortex M0|
|Memory:||16KB RAM, 128K Flash|
|User Interface:||1.8" LCD 128X64 Pixels + Rotary dial
|USB standards:||USB Power Delivery Specification Revision 3.0 and Battery Charging Specification Revision 1.2
|Port Detection:||DCP, SDP, CDP, Type-C, Proprietary Chargers|
|Physical connectors:||USB A, USB B, USB Type-C|
|Maximum Load:||60W Continuous, 100W for 5 Minutes|
|Cooling:||Heatsink with two fans|
|Operational Voltage:||4.5V - 5.6V|
|Type-C Voltage:||0V - 30V (for comparision, Type-C specs are 5 to 20V)|
|Type-C Current:||0 - 5A|
|Type-A Current (Source):||0 - 1.5A when Type-C Voltage = 5V, 0 - 0.3A when Type-C Voltage > 5V|
|Measurement Error (A):||±10mA on Type-C port.|
|Measurement Error (V):||±10mV on Type-C port|
|Case:||Aluminium - Black Anodized|
|Size:||140mm x 120mm x 75mm
(5.5 x 4.7 x 3 inches)
|Safety Protections:||Over current protection
Over voltage protection (up to 30V)
Short circuit protection
Heatsink temperature monitor
|Storage Temperature:||-30 ºC to + 80 ºC|
|Usage Temperature:||0 ºC to 35ºC (lower temperature allows longer period of higher loads)|
|RoHS (Lead free) :||Yes|
The specifications above are for the PassMark USB Power Delivery Tester hardware revision 001.
Each device comes with 3 cables:
- A 1 meter (39inch) USB B (male) to USB A (male) cable. This cable is used to connect the tester to a PC.
- A 40cm (15inch) E-Marked USB Type-C TO Type-C cable. This cable is used to connect the tester to a Type-C USB power source (USB port or wall charger).
- A 40cm (15inch) USB TYPE-C TO USB A (male) cable. This cable is used to connect the tester to a Type A USB power source (USB port or wall charger).
Windows 7, 8, and 10 are supported.
Windows: USBPDTest software is required for Windows.
Both 32bit and 64bit Windows drivers are available.
Please contact for more ordering details.
Windows and Linux Application Programming Interface (API)
The USBPD Communication Protocol Guide explains how to develop your own software to interact with the USB PD tester.
- Do not touch or cover heatsink during operation as it can reach high temperatures, which could result in burns or failure of the USB PD Tester.
- Do not block the operation of the fans & allow good airflow. Allow at least 10cm of air gap around the back of the fans. Also ensure there is airflow under the device.
- Some USB power supplies are known to not fully comply with the USB standards. Some also do not comply with relevant electrical standards in the countries where they are sold. Faulty or poorly designed devices can be dangerous! The USB PD Tester may expose design and manufacturing flaws in the device when putting the device under high load. The result can be catastrophic failure of the device under test. Which in turn can lead to fire, melting of the device under test, smoke, electrical shorts and even destruction of the USB PD tester itself.
- Only use the USB PD tester with devices that claim compliance with the USB standards. A catastrophic failure of the device under test can result in the shorting of mains power to the USB cable. Which can both destroy the USB PD Tester and present a serious electrocution hazard.
- Always have someone monitor the testing in case the device under test suddenly fails. Do not start a test and walk away.
- Do not draw more current from the device than it claims to support. The port might be damaged as a result, or over current protection might lead to the port shutting down.
- The USB PD Tester is not a consumer device. It was designed for use by qualified electrical engineers.