USB Outlets are the Coolest Electrical Outlets in Greenwich CT 06830

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USB Outlets are the Coolest Electrical Outlets in Greenwich CT 06830


USB outlets are a new type of electrical receptacle becoming more and more prevalent in Greenwich, CT.  In this continually connected society that we live in, we are constantly using our smart phones. We use our phones as GPS devices, Internet hotspots, video cameras, remote controls and hundreds of other uses.  The problem is that all those features and apps draw more power and leave us constantly trying to charge our devices.  Whenever I go to an airport, I see passengers getting off a plane and immediately trying to charge their electronic devises in any outlet they can find, even if the outlet is not in a convenient location.   

USB Outlet

Luckily, there is a new type of outlet available with a built-in USB port.  The USB receptacles by Leviton have a smart chip in them that detect what type f device you have (smart phone, tablet, digital cameras, etc.) and provide the appropriate current to optimally charge your device quickly.  So, they will be ready to go sooner.  The other advantage is about esthetics. Your countertops will look neater without the plug-in adapter, and you have less clutter.   


These USB outlets are compatible with USP 2.0 ports, and are perfect in certain areas of your home.  Those recommended areas include home offices, kitchen counters, laundry rooms, and bedrooms.  The outlets come in several colors and can have two USB ports and a 120v outlet, or four USB ports without a 120v outlet.  USB outlets are becoming more popular in restaurants/bars, airports, coffee shops and other places where people sit for a while.  Over time, we will also see more of these outlets in homes around Greenwich, CT and the surrounding areas.  


For further information, consult with a licensed electrician in your area that can help you decide what options you have for specialty outlets, including USB outlets.




Comments (9)

Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Yes, I've been seeing more & more of these in our area as part of kitchen upgrades - in both Westchester and Fairfield counties.

Jan 20, 2014 08:48 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

John -  I am sure we will start seeing them in newer houses but that is certainly easy enough to have retrofitted.  I had all of the little transformers.

Jan 20, 2014 08:49 PM