Top-Rated Power Modules for Standing Desks

December 18, 2020

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We are currently conducting lab testing on about two dozen power modules for standing desks, both made-in-the-USA and made-in-China. As with many of our product review categories there is a stark, stark difference between the quality of domestic versus imported products, and that contrast is even more critical to illustrate when talking about electrical components that could catch fire. We put them all to the test, going beyond simple UL certification claims, to see which ones really deliver the best value for standing desk and treadmill desk users.

Because there are so many options for attaching power outlets and charging ports to the desktop of a standing desk, we’ve further divided this category into the following four sub-categories:

  • Edge-clamped power modules
  • Grommet-mounted power modules
  • Under-mounted power modules, and
  • Tabletop (free-floating) power modules

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Edge-Clamped Power Modules

Edge-mounted power modules allow you to maximize your precious desktop real estate. While generally attached along the back edge of a standing desk or treadmill desk, they can theoretically attach to any edge.

1. iMovR Ellipse Edge-Clamp Power Bar

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Made-in-the-USA to specs that well exceed UL certification standards, this is one solid power block that brings you three different kinds of charging power to anywhere on your desktop. The Ellipse can free-float anywhere on the desktop, It also comes in an edge-clamped version.

Power Components: Qi Wireless Charger, Dual USB-A (3.0) Ports, Dual AC Power Outlets

Min/Max Desk Thickness:

Country of Origin: Made in USA

Price: $209

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2. iMovR Mojo Edge-Clamped Power Module with 60W USB-C, Dual USB-A and AC Power Outlet

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Made-in-the-USA to specs that well exceed UL certification standards, the Mojo’s powerful 60 Watt USB-C port charges everything from laptops to smartphones while intelligently detecting the battery level and power requirements of your devices. Add a 15W AC power outlet and dual USB 3.0 ports for a rugged yet sleek edge-mounted powerhouse.

Power Components: 60 Watt USB-C, Dual USB-A (3.0) Ports with 2 Amps each, 15W AC Power Outlets

Min/Max Desk Thickness:

Country of Origin: Made in USA

Price: $344

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3. iMovR Fono Bluetooth Speakerphone and Power Bar Edge-Mounted

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Made-in-the-USA to specs that well exceed UL certification standards, the Fono is unique, bringing together a powerful Bluetooth speakerphone with a USB-A 3.0 charging port and AC power outlet into a single, attractive, edge-clamped power bar.

Power Components: 5W Bluetooth Speaker and Mic, USB-A (3.0) Port with 2 Amps, AC Power Outlet

Min/Max Desk Thickness:

Country of Origin: Made in USA

Price: $379

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Grommet-Mount Power Modules

Grommet-mounted power modules are a great way to go if you have the available grommet hole in the same diameter as the power module you’d like to buy. There is no such thing as a “standard” grommet hole size. It tends to vary by desk manufacturer, and some even offer different size holes on different desk lines.

Most common on standing desks are 3.0″ (76mm) or 80mm on larger desktops, and 1.75″ (45mm) or 2.25″ (57mm) or 60mm on smaller desktops. Some that we’ve reviewed here get as large as 4.7″ in diameter. Of course if you’re making your own desktop it’s simply a matter of having the right drill bit.

1. iMovR Rondo Grommet-Mounted Power Nodes

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Extraordinary product quality, made-in-the-USA. Brings AC and USB-A outlets to the top of any standing desk with an available 80mm or 3″ grommet hole.

Grommet Size: 3.0″ or 80mm

Power Components:

Country of Origin: Made in USA

Price: $99

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2. iMovR Spectra Grommet-Mounted Qi / USB-A / AC Power Pad

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

The Spectra is perfect for the home office or commercial office, and especially for shared workstations, bringing Qi, AC simplex and USB-A outlets to the desktop.

Grommet Size: 3.0″ or 80mm

Power Components:

Country of Origin: Made in USA

Price: $199

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Under-Mount Power Modules

Mounting your power module on the underside of your desktop is a great way to conserve real estate on top of your desk, while reducing cable clutter. Most of these units install simply with two to four screws.

1. iMovR Nano Low-Profile, Under-Mounted Power Port

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Keeps your desktop clear and devices charged with sleek under-mount power essentials of USB-A and USB-C. Compact design and metal mounting bracket provide power essentials in a durable and discrete enclosure.

Power Components:

Country of Origin: Made in USA

Price: $164

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Tabletop (Free-Floating) Power Modules

For maximum flexibility these free-floating tabletop modules do not need to be screwed in or screwed on in any way, they just have a weighted base to keep them in place.

1. iMovR Dyna Tabletop Power Module with Qi Wireless Charging, Dual USB-A, USB-C and Dual AC Power Outlets

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Made-in-the-USA to specs that well exceed UL certification standards, iMovR’s most comprehensive desktop powerhouse delivers wireless charging alongside all of your power essentials. Simplify cable management, clean up desk space, and keep your devices charged and ready to go. Includes Qi wireless charger, dual USB-A ports and a single USB-C port, plus two AC power outlets in a free-floating package you can place anywhere on your desktop.

Power Components:

Country of Origin: Made in USA

Price: $389

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2. iMovR Ellipse Tabletop Power Bar

Experts’ Rating: 5-Stars

Made-in-the-USA to specs that well exceed UL certification standards, this is one solid power block that brings you three different kinds of charging power to anywhere on your desktop. The Ellipse integrates all the power outlets and charging ports you need on your desktop into a single tabletop unit that is free-floating so you can place it wherever you want it. Also comes in an edge-clamped version for maximizing your desktop real estate.

Power Components: Qi Wireless Charger, Dual USB-A (3.0) Ports, Dual AC Power Outlets

Country of Origin: Made in USA

Price: $209

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