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Offline GDS_Starfury

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A new kind of electrical socket
« on: September 12, 2014, 10:33:17 PM »
Im installing a bunch of these tomorrow as replacements for the existing crap thats been in the walls for about 30 years.

http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/SectionDisplay.jsp?section=63676&minisite=10251

while not cheap at $25 each they do seem to have some nice heatsinks and the whole back area is fully enclosed and vented.
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Re: A new kind of electrical socket
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2014, 04:59:56 AM »
I've been tempted to change a few of my receptacles to those with USB slots because the proliferation of USB-charged devices in my house has become ridiculous. Are there GFI versions as well? My most-used plugs are actually by the kitchen sink.
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Re: A new kind of electrical socket
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2014, 05:10:36 AM »
Yep, we're going to have my father-in-law put a few of these in around the house where we use them most.  Probably 1/bedroom plus kitchen and office, and maybe 1 out in the man-cave.
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Re: A new kind of electrical socket
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 05:44:35 AM »
Im not finding any GFCI type outlets but Im sure theyll be available at some point.
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Re: A new kind of electrical socket
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 05:46:03 AM »
I've installed a couple of these and love them. Only word of caution is they are a bit larger than a regular outlet so it can be tricky to install sometimes.
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2014, 05:53:08 AM »
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Re: A new kind of electrical socket
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2014, 05:59:53 AM »
it says class 2 USB on the pamphlet .
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