Belkin Conserve Valet with Energy-Saving USB Charging Station
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- Charge up to 4 devices
- Push the start button to begin charging
- Automatically shuts off
- Charges up to 4 mobile devices at the same time (USB output)
- Replaces up to 4 charging bricks with one simple power cord to free up wall outlets
- Integrated timer turns off after 4.5 hours of charging time to save energy
- Reduce clutter with a designated charging spot and an innovative cord management system
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- Brand Name: Belkin
- Model Number: F7C008
- Power Source Type: corded-electric
- Item Height: 2.63 inches
- Item Length: 9.5 inches
From the Manufacturer
Compatible with most portable devices that can be recharged via USB. View larger.
Secure your USB cords by clipping them to the appropriate eyelet. View larger.
The Belkin Conserve Valet Energy Saving USB Charging Station charges up to four devices at once and has an integrated timer that shuts off power after 4.5 hours to save energy. This device also allows you to free up wall space--just this one unit replaces up to four charging "bricks" with one power cord. And the easy-to-see LED clearly shows all activity.
Designated Charging Spot
To help keep your mobile devices organized and easy to find, the Conserve Valet creates a designated charging spot. Place it on a desk, dresser, or side table, and you'll always know exactly where to find your phone, MP3 player, or camera.
Compatible with Phones, MP3 Players, and More
The Conserve Valet is compatible with most MP3 players, smart phones, digital cameras, and other portable devices that use a USB input to charge. The included Belkin USB cords are compatible with devices that have a Mini-B or Micro-B USB charge port. For added convenience, this device has 4 USB outputs (three located on the rear and one located on the side for easy-access charging).
Designed to be easy to use, the Conserve Valet features push-button start, auto-off, and a auto-start function that kicks in when you plug in additional devices, ensuring the added devices receive a full charge. A non-slip finish on the tray prevents device slippage, an inner spool provides cord storage and management, and cut-outs underneath the tray secure cord placement.
The Conserve Valet Smart USB Charging Station is backed by a one-year limited warranty.
About Belkin's Conserve Products
Belkin Conserve products can help you to do your part by making it easier to reduce your energy consumption.
What's in the Box
Belkin F7C008 Conserve Valet Smart USB Charging Station; one 1-foot USB Type A to Mini-B cord; one 1-foot USB Type A to Micro-B cord; Universal IEC C8 AC power inlet; and one 4.25-foot IEC C7 "figure 8" power cord; and user's guide [PDF].
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Top Customer Reviews
The one problem was the "automatic" timer. As it turns out, it's just a timed 4.5 hour switch - not some kind of smart system that detects current draw. So, if someone puts a phone on it and turns on the charger, it will go off in 4.5 hours - which is fine - unless someone else shows up two hours later and adds their phone (which will only get a 2.5 hour charge). As a result, we had a lot of phones that would not get a full charge because the device had shut off and no one had realized they needed to turn it back on. The indicator light is very, very dim (perhaps part of the energy savings?), so it's not very noticeable from a simple glance if the unit is on - you really have to look at the power light.
It's a good device, but its limitations should be resolved in the next iteration with an option to turn off the power-saving feature or to change the timer length to 8 or 16 hours.
The good news...it arrived and works OK for charging an iPhone 3G and a Motorola Bluetooth headset.
The bad news...It does not work for a Blackberry Bold 9700 and apparently other devices.
The really bad news and the reason for this review...Belkin's customer support is a disaster.
The unit comes with two short micro USB cables (one typical of cameras and headsets and one that matches the Blackberry adapter) but no explanation as to why. The micro usb cable works fine for the Bluetooth headset. The other cable that fits the Blackberry does not charge the Blackberry and if used requires the Blackberry to be reset by removing the battery.
Tucked into the minimal documentation is a slip of paper I originally missed that indicates a Belkin website for a special cable for the Blackberry Bold and other devices. I went to the site, ordered the free cable and in short order got an email reply from Belkin that my order was received.
A week later no cable. Multiple calls to the 24x7 customer support ended up being disconnected or routed in a circle. The chat option failed with three different Browsers. A email request for customer support required multiple tries to get past the required support description before it was accepted. Again an immediate email indicating reply with 1 business day. FIVE DAYS later an email comes indicating that the cable order was unrecognized, the issue was closed, and a recommendation that I call customer support! This smells like Belkin is still unprepared to support this product on any front.
Being a glutton for punishment I tried customer support again.Read more ›
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-- Debbie Lee Wesselmann
Cons: Very misleading spec. On Belkin's web page, it listed power output as "+5V/2A". I immediately jumped on it as it can charge phone and ipad(requires 2A) together. Once you have the device and look at the bottom, you will see "2A(0.5Ax4)"!! It does not work for iPad or device requiring 1A to charge.
The "green" feature does not work well with smarphones when you charge your phone when you go to bed. The unit will turn off when the phone is charged but then your phone will be draining power again for the most of the night. The battery will not be fully charged when you wake up in the morning.
I keep in on my headboard. The charging pad comfortably fits an LG phone, an iPod touch, an iPhone 4 and a bluetooth headset. I keep a little additional space next to it for a Kindle 3G. Before heading to bed I plug in the device(s) that need a charge, press the start button and go to sleep. In the morning my devices are at or close-to full charge. I find it very convenient and it considerably neatened up all those plugs and cables I was using before.
In looking over some of the negative reviews, there were a few things I noticed:
1) a complaint that the device is not shipped with a printed manual rather than a PDF to be downloaded. If you are trying to be "green" and yet want a printed manual to be shipped with every product in today's connected world, I think you have some issues with your expectations vs reality. It's called "Conserve Valet" for a reason.
2) complaints/concerns that it doesn't charge every device or that devices aren't fully charged. The product clearly states that each USB port is rated at 500mA and that if your devices, such as many smartphones and other devices with large and/or color screens, require more power than this they will not be fully charged. It also mentions that you should not charge more than 2 devices with large color screens simultaneously. I'm not saying that it wouldn't be nice to be able to change anything and everything and have the device still perform as much conservation as possible - but to order the device and then give it a bad rating for something that is explained is unfair to the product.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it, just wish it charged iDevices and tablets. It only supports 1A. I love the fact that it keeps all the individual cords from cluttering my home. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I'm still using this charging station almost 5 years later. It works. It charges quickly. No regrets.Published 3 months ago by ShoMel
I purchased this item in December of 2013. It's September 2015 and it is no longer working. I verified the warranty period - it is only one year. While it only cost $35. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nancy L. Webb-tibbett
Bought this for my husband, who uses it on his nightstand. Haven't heard any complaints except that sometimes his iPhone 6+ slides off.Published 6 months ago by Tanya
It is absolutely useless. Does not charge devices reliably. Expensive paperweightPublished 6 months ago by Charles H. Tran
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It was what the state of the product can also be satisfactory.