Easy to install. Wires connect securely via clamp rather than wrapping around a screw. Two faceplates included; users choose between dual USB charging and standard outlet configuration.
Outlet’s electrical box is slightly larger than standard outlets, causing some installation difficulty. Tamper-resistant USB outlets can be difficult to plug into. Larger plugs block USB outlets.
USB ports charge devices fast with 1.8-amp output each. Responsive customer service can assist with install problems.
Some reports of USB ports failing after a few months. Electrical box is larger than standard outlet electrical boxes. Larger plugs block USB ports. Faceplate must be purchased separately.
Buyers like the easy installation and modern look of the faceplate.
Some complaints about poor packaging. Product isn’t tamper-resistant, which remodelers in certain states need to be aware of due to building codes.
Higher amperage enables faster device charging through USB ports. Customer service can help walk through installation issues. Press-on faceplates included.
Some reports of USB ports failing after a few months. Always-on LED indicator continuously draws power. Use caution when loosening terminal screws, as they arrive already backed out.
Reliable. Installation is simple, and electrical box fits perfectly into standard-sized boxes.
Receptacle screws aren't grounded, so installers must be sure to ground unit properly. Not tamper-resistant. Some users feel it doesn’t sit deep enough. Only one flat-type plug fits within the recess. Faceplate finish seems flimsy.
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Wall outlets look like simple pieces of hardware. And we’re all familiar with them, because we use them every day at home and at the office. Even though most wall outlets look similar, they do offer quite a few different features. These design differences allow you to find just the right one for your needs. Basic wall outlets will have two plugs, one above the other. However, you can purchase outlets that contain three, four, or six plugs. A newer feature in some wall outlets is the inclusion of USB charging ports for a smartphone or tablet. It’s important to match the amperage rating of the wall outlet to the wiring you have in your home. Common options are 15 and 20 amps for residential use. In a bathroom or kitchen, your local laws may require that you use GFCI wall outlets.
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