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Old 02-24-2016, 08:05 PM   #1
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Charger Clutter!

Installed 3 of the outlets. They replace regular 110 receptacle, and give you 2 usb ports for charging. USB OUTPUT IS 4 amps. Now you can stow all those phone, ipad camera etc chargers. This one made by Top Greener, available on Amazon.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-24-2016, 08:13 PM   #2
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Nice. Leviton has something similar.
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Yep, installed them on the boat and the condo. Work well.
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:05 PM   #4
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Does the 120vac outlet still work as well?

I saw one by Belkin that had a wedge shaped clip below it to hold your phone. The wedge was sloped so that it would hold different sized phones easily.
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Hubble now makes one for the marine market.
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Hubble now makes one for the marine market.
Anything different besides an isolated ground?
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It may not be anything different than what they sell for use on land. I saw it at a trade show a few months ago and thought it was a good idea.

They also make an outlet with a built in surge suppressor.
Here is a link to the Hubbell page that shows both new outlets.
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Anything different besides an isolated ground?
Huh?
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Huh?
Do they fully isolate the low voltage common from the case.
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I'm wondering if it has a phantom draw like plug-in chargers do?
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and is the built in type any safer than wall warts....a fear that was recently strengthened by my Samsung tab almost catching fire.
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You can look this stuff up on the Internet.

I didn't find anything about an isolated ground, but I wouldn't expect it to matter. The electrical part is straightforward.

I found this for one brand:

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Smart Power feature only outputs enough charging power required by the attached device
Energy-efficient, spring-loaded Safety Shutter design turns USB ports off when connecting cable is removed
Also, the USB part seems to be controlled my a chip. My guess is, there's no transformer so they would not have the possible issue of an overheated transformer and fire. That's only a guess.

These still require the USB cable and to turn them off you would have to remove the cable from the outlet as well as the device.


I might install one but I'm not sure if my cameras will charge through the USB port. They are a few years old.
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I did look it up on the internet and while you provided half the answer...I will wait for the other half.
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