Cooper Wiring Devices Receptacle Powers USB Devices

The USB Duplex Tamper Resistant receptacle can be used in commercial and residential buildings and it cUL Listed to UL498 and UL1310 to comply with the latest safety standards.

Cooper Wiring Devices Receptacle Powers USB Devices
The easy to install USB Duplex Tamper Resistant (TR) receptacle from Cooper Wiring Devices is UL listed and it can be used to charge MP3 players, smart phones, tablets and other USB powered components.
Robert Archer · December 3, 2012

These days it seems like everyone has a smart phone, tablet, portable music player or at least a laptop computer that requires some type of wall-wart power device.

The Peachtree, Ga.-based company Cooper Wiring Devices new USB Duplex Tamper Resistant (TR) receptacle cleans up the bulk and simple unattractiveness of electrical outlets filled by wall-wart power supplies. Cooper says its new receptacle cleans up the unsightliness of power supplies by integrating two USB charging ports within the receptacle. The two ports are rated to deliver 2.1 amps, and the company says is enough power to charge most smart phones, tablets and portable music players.

“Building on the successes of our Award Winning Combination USB Charger launched in 2011, we are pleased to introduce our Combination USB Duplex Tamper Resistant receptacle,” says Laura Ulz, president, Cooper Wiring Devices. “As a company we remain committed to the continued development of innovative products of excellence.”

The product can be used for residential and commercial properties, and Cooper offers 15 amp and 20 amp versions of the receptacle. Cooper adds the USB Tamper Resistant receptacle complies with the 2011 NEC Article 406.12 safety standard, and according to the Georgia-based manufacturer, the receptacle is also UL498 and UL 1310 listed to help ensure its safety and compatibility within a variety of environments with a variety of products.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]

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