Legrand Launches Radiant Ultra-Fast USB Outlets
Looking to offer customers an outlet solution that’s better fit for the year 2019 and beyond, Legrand has introduced a new radiant Ultra-Fast USB Outlet. In a statement, the electrical and network infrastructure brand said the new outlet addresses the growing demand for faster charging capabilities in commercial, hospitality, and residential applications.
Providing six amps of power, Legrand claims that the Ultra-Fast USB Outlet will allow users to charge their devices up to 40 percent faster than average. In today’s power-hungry, smartphone-driven society, their outlet will allow consumers who use smartphones from the leading brands to get their devices from zero to 50 percent in roughly half an hour.
Combo USB and traditional plug outlets exist on the market, so in that regard, the new outlet is nothing new. But, what the Ultra-Fast USB Outlet does that we haven’t seen to date is integrate both USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports, making this a truly connected outlet. Additionally, Legrand will offer the outlet in several different capacities— radiant 15 amp, Spec Grade 15 and 20 amp, and Hospital Grade 15 and 20 amp duplex receptacle configurations.
“The average smartphone user checks their device a staggering 47 times per day, and that's impacting the way we work, play and live,” Matthew Hyder, Product Specialist for Pass & Seymour at Legrand, said in a statement. “Total reliability on more devices means easily accessible power and faster charging options are in high demand. We’re excited to launch the new radiant Ultra-Fast USB Outlet designed to meet this need, further providing contractors, designers, and consumers alike solutions for fast, reliable charging in any setting.”
The Ultra-Fast USB Outlet will be available in eight different finishes to accommodate various styles and designs, and the easy-to-install device makes upgrading from traditional receptacles simple with no rewiring required.