No, you’re not addicted to technology. You just believe in making life easier with devices that can order food delivery, place an order on Amazon and call your kids with one simple voice command. But when the battery is running low and you have more devices than chargers and outlets, then you’ve definitely got a 21st-century technology crisis on your hands.
The USB Outlet
Enter the solution to your device charging dilemma: the USB outlet. As you might guess, a USB outlet is just a wall socket that comes with a powered USB port. A USB outlet typically also has an electric outlet as well, which is free for regular use when your device is plugged into the USB outlet.
Weighing the Benefits
Most USB ports should work with both USB Type-A or USB Type-C ports; the latest digital devices use Type-C ports for charging. With a USB outlet, you can charge pretty much any digital device: smartphones, tablets, smart homes, smartwatches, smart-you-name-it.
In addition, a USB port will not affect electricity costs since they use the same amount of power as the USB charging cord provided by manufacturers. In fact, certain brands of USB receptacles (such as Leviton) can actually help save on electricity costs by charging some devices faster than manufacturer-provided charging equipment.
Counting the Costs
For an electrician, installing a USB outlet should take less than 30 minutes. However, if you’d like to attempt the project on your own, be sure to follow the safety precautions and make sure the wiring in your wall matches the requirements of the USB charging receptacle.
Hire the Experts
If digging around in electrical wiring is not your thing and if you’d rather not take the risk, then please don’t hesitate to reach out the Blue Apple Electric team. Our Las Vegas-based licensed electricians can help recommend a good brand for your digital needs and get the project completed in no time. And you’ll never have to worry about running out of charging space for your digital devices.