Electrical devices manufacturer Legrand says it has developed the first-ever outlet that integrates GFCI and USB ports in one unit.
“Featuring built-in USB connections for the first time in a GFCI outlet, this ground-breaking solution allows for convenient, built-in charging anywhere, including kitchens, bathrooms and other areas where GFCI protection is required,” the company says. “Further enhancing its revolutionary design, the outlet also includes USB connections for both traditional USB Type-A and the newer USB Type-C, meaning it can support adapter-free charging for the latest mobile devices, while uniquely fitting all projects from renovations to new builds.”
Designed to National Electrical Code requirements for ground fault protection, the outlet includes GFCI ports for additional safety and ease. It automatically self-tests at a rate of every 3 seconds and provides users with extra assurance that it is always ready to protect, the company says. Plus, as a point-of-use GFCI solution, the unit allows users to resolve trips right where they happen with just the push of a button, avoiding the potential confusion or hassle of running to the breaker box.
“Combining code-compliant ground fault protection with accessible USB charging for the first time, this innovative outlet accommodates the most current technology trends, and customer demands, while incorporating the supreme safety standards Legrand’s electrical devices have long been known for,” says Manny Linhares, Sr. the company's director of product management, strategy, and iot. “This is a versatile, often-requested combination device that provides an all-in-one solution for charging problems that typically require several devices.”
Part of the company’s radiant line, the outlet is available in classic colors as well as popular metallics. The device features the same design and look of the radiant Collection, “elevating any space with exceptional style,” the company says.
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