Leviton has introduced its Type A/C USB Weather-Resistant Charger/Receptacle. The receptacle is the first outdoor addition to Leviton’s extensive line of In-Wall USB Chargers and can be installed on any GFCI protected circuit to enhance outdoor living.
Made for residential and commercial applications including outdoor kitchens, decks, patios, porches, cabanas, restaurants, parks and more, Leviton says its Type A/C USB Weather-Resistant Charger/Receptacle is the industry’s first Weather-Resistant USB to deploy a process that provides added protection to electrical components for long-lasting durability.
The device features easy-to-install wire lead termination and can be paired with Leviton’s durable horizontal or vertical While-In-Use (WIU) Outdoor Covers to meet the requirements of NEC 406.9B.
Two USB ports deliver a combined total of 5.1A charging current and 25+ watts of power; the USB Type-C port provides faster charging. A smart chip recognizes and optimizes the charging requirements of individual devices, the company says.
The Leviton Type A/C USB Weather-Resistant Charger/Receptacle is weather-resistant rated to protect against corrosion, UV degradation, and exposure to outdoor elements. The receptacle is also tamper-resistant to help prevent access to the contacts by most non-rated or foreign objects and is available in 15A and 20A models, the company says.
“Leviton is pleased to offer our customers a safe and reliable outdoor USB charger option,” says William Randall, director of product management, residential, Leviton. “The device delivers a convenient way to charge electronics while spending time outdoors, so users never lose sight of, or access to, their smartphones, tablets, laptops, and more.”