USB Charger Outlets. Don’t Be Confused by Imitations.

Don’t Be Confused by USB Outlets Imitations

By now, most everyone you know probably owns a smart device that uses a USB cable to charge. A simple online search will show you endless tips and tricks to follow to get the fastest charge possible – but did you know there’s a new type of device on the market that makes charging faster and more convenient?

You’ve probably seen in-wall USB charger outlets at your local big box store. They’re becoming increasingly popular for their convenient design: you can use both outlets and still charge your devices at the same time by plugging your cable directly into the A or C ports – no adapter required. The advantage? Plugging directly into the port gives your devices a faster charge, thanks to smart chip technology built into the outlet’s electronics. Once you plug in, the USB port recognizes what type of device you’re charging and feeds it just the right amount of power it needs.

So how do you choose the right outlet for you? The possibilities can seem endless - make sure you get what you pay for. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind:

  1. Known Brand - Every DIYer knows that when it comes to electrical safety, it’s important to choose wisely. There are a lot of imitation brands in the market. The packaging and device itself may look similar – but don’t be fooled, especially by a lower price. Make sure the USB Charging Outlet you purchase is UL, ETL or CSA approved, and a brand that is familiar to you with a good reputation of delivering quality products.
  2. Futureproof – Is the technology advanced enough to charge all current phones/tablets as well as emerging and next generation devices?
  3. Powerful - The higher the charging power, the faster the charge.  Compare products to be sure you’re getting the most powerful solution.
  4. Durable – Leviton USB Charger Outlets are made of quality materials; our outlet has tamper-resistant shutters for added safety and our charging ports can withstand 10,000+ insertions.  Expect nothing less.
  5. Installation Considerations- Leviton USB Charger Outlets easily replace a standard outlet and can be installed by a proficient DIYer. If you are unfamiliar with electrical device installation or unclear as to how to carry out the tasks specified in the instructions, consult an electrician.

Leviton Type A and C USB Charger Tamper-Resistant Outlet

USB Charger Outlets are a terrific addition to any home or business and a must have for today’s connected lifestyle. Keep in mind, buying cheaper isn’t always better if the outlet can’t meet the requirements listed above. Install one today so you can spend less time charging and more time enjoying your electronics.

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