iPadOS and iOS
Charge-Management feature

About iPad and iPhone Charge Management feature
iPadOS and iOS include a charge-management feature to maintain battery health when iPad or iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, or later is connected to power for prolonged periods of time.
iPad and iPhone are portable devices that are designed to be used all day on a single battery charge. There are times, however, when an iPad or iPhone is connected to power for prolonged periods of time, such as when it’s used in kiosks, point of sale systems, or stored in charging carts. iPad and iPhone use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which are designed to be charged and then discharged over their lifespan. When they remain at full charge for prolonged periods of time, battery health can be affected.
iPad with iOS 11.3 or later and iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, or later with iOS 12 or later include a charge-management feature to help maintain battery health. This feature monitors these devices for use in these charging situations and, as required, reduces the maximum capacity of the battery. The battery indicator will display the charge percentage based on this adjusted maximum capacity. The maximum capacity will revert back to the nonadjusted level when iPad or iPhone is no longer connected to power for prolonged periods and as conditions and battery health allow.
Published Date: April 23, 2024

sDock Fix

No. sDock Fix can only be mounted either horizontally or vertically. 

It is screwed tight on the wall. There are four outer and four further inner holes for this purpose. Flat washers are included so that you can align the bracket horizontally or vertically even with countersunk screws. 

Our wall mounts are for Apple iPads only. 

The RAL color is between RAL 9004 signal black and RAL 9005 jet black.
The aluminum anodized is matt.

A normal EU flush-mounted box with ø67mm and a depth of approx. 55mm is sufficient for s24_sCharge 12W or s28 _sCharge PoE FIT with Lightning® or USB-C connection. 

Yes. For example, you can easily have a Skype call on an iPad on the wall.

Yes, sDock Fix can be mounted either horizontally or vertically. The controls of the iPad remain easily accessible in both options. 

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Headphones cannot be plugged in with our sDock Fix models if the iPad is in the holder. This option is only offered by our wall brackets of the sDock series. However, we generally recommend the use of Bluetooth headphones. 


You have to use a flush-mounted power supply. Bracket and power supply are independent of each other. 

In the 1st generation comes with a built-in electronic in the base of the sDock. Today we only use a well-fixed Lightning® cable, no extra electronics. 

Yes. For example, you can easily have a Skype call on an iPad on the wall.

The sDock and sDock Fix are available as standard in the anodized colors silver and black. Special colors are possible. The smaller the number of items, the more expensive it becomes, since the one-off costs then become more significant. Please contact us

You can charge iPhones in the sDocks. There is also a locking mechanism for the picture frame in the rear position. Turning the sDock is then not recommended: the iPhone could fall out in the 90º rotated position. 

You can get spare parts directly from us. Write us an email at support@smart-things.comPlease describe exactly your issues and the product. Photos would be useful. 

Yes. Our sDock and sDock Fix models are only designed for Apple iPads.

The USB A to USB-C (sXX-08-040) cable has a length of approx. 40cm. The USB A to
Lightning cable (sXX-01-040) also has a length of approx. 40 cm.

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sDock nano

sDock nano is currently available for iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone SE (2020) in black. = sDock nano SE 
The sDock nano for iPod Touch will be available in white from September 2021. = sDock nano iPT 

The sDock nano SE for iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone SE (2020) is secured with a smart things key. The sDock nano iPT for iPodTouch is secured with an Allen screw

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The deep threaded sockets are M3. Similar to light switches, one could do this here Fasten claws that claw into a cavity box at the side, for example. So it would be one additional fastening option. The screws and claws are not included. 

The s24 m sCharge 12W microUSB consists of a flush-mounted power supply 12W and a separate, approx. 40 cm long, adapter cable USB to micro-USB. Other cables with a USB connector can also be used.

Yes that fits. The box only needs to be 40mm deep. 

The USB-A to Lightning® / microUSB / USB-C is loose – another suitable cable can also be used.

You can connect it as normal with 1 x L and 1 x N. The second connections are bridged and for Series connections thought. 

The s24 sCharge 12W power supply delivers an output voltage of 5 volts direct current and 2.4 amps at 230 V alternating current. s24 is therefore suitable for all devices that require such a USB power supply. This is enough for the more powerful, larger iPads with 12.9 “ Continuous operation is not quite enough if you operate it with maximum screen brightness. If you reduce this to around 75%, s24 is also sufficient here.

Yes, a more powerful USB-C UP power supply with up to 20W is on its way. Market launch is expected in early 2022. This product will be called s48_sCharge 20W and will be available in a Lightning®, USB-C and possibly a micro-USB version.

Power over Ethernet

s28 is intended for PoE + or IEEE 802.3at up to 20V / 1.15A = 25W. For s28 L: not compatible with the sDock series. Do not use an Mfi Lightning® cable, as some Mfi cables do not allow power and data supply via USB-C with the 25W that may be required (e.g. iPad Pro). 

A double flush-mounted box is required for both the s15 and the s25. We designed the s28 especially for European flush-type boxes. It is very compact and delivers data + power up to 25W. It is therefore strong enough for 12.9 “iPads or other tablets. 

The s15 is an active splitter. For the passive model s25, an injector is also available as Electricity supplier needed. 

Yes, when used with the USB-C to Lightning cable we offer, it will pass through power and data. Not all USB-C to lightning cables are designed to pass through data, but we designed this one to do so. For USB-C devices we suggest our s28 C with a special USB-C-to-USB-C cable.

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