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Electricians Share 3 Facts You Might Not Know About USB Receptacles

September 28th, 2016 | Blog, Residential Electrical Services

With the number of devices requiring a USB charger these days, it’s almost a no-brainer to have your local electrician install several USB receptacles throughout your house. Not only are they easy to hook up, but they’ll also provide convenient charging stations throughout your home. Want to know why this could be one of the best decisions you make as a homeowner? Just ask the electrical contractors from Craftsman Electric.

Based in Cincinnati, OH, they have more than 30 years of experience in electrical installation. This means they’ve been in business long enough to experience many technological changes in the industry and it’s why they highly recommend USB receptacles to their clients looking for an upgrade. Before you make any decisions, it’s important to find out as much as you can about the product, so here are three important facts about them:

  • Remove The Need For Large Adapters: There used to be just one solution for outlets that didn’t provide the USB connection — cumbersome adapters. By having a USB port built right into your home’s outlets, there won’t be any need to search for an adapter to charge your devices.
  • Come In Two Configurations: Most residential electricians offer two types of USB receptacles. One is a combination of a 120-volt and a DC-charging device while the other is specifically for USB charging. Each outlet only has the capacity to charge at five amps or less, so keep in mind that the more devices you plug into them, the more you decrease their energy output.
  • Require A Deeper Receptacle: Unlike your usual outlet that only needs 11/16 of an inch in depth, USB receptacles require 1 3/8 to 1 7/8 inches. This isn’t a huge deal unless the electrician discovers a lack of space in the boxes during the electrical installation. Another location might be recommended or a larger box will be installed.

Since USB receptacles require only a standard electrical wiring installation, you can rely on the expertise offered by Craftsman Electric to upgrade your outlets. To receive your free estimate, call (513) 891-4426 today. Visit their website for more information on the latest products they have to offer.