NewerTech’s (www.macsales.com) updated Power2U is a dual USB wall outlet that enables convenient charging of up to four mobile devices at a single electrical outlet.
It features two traditional 15 amp power outlets, plus two USB ports delivering an additional 2.5 amps via the USB ports, making the wall outlets “today ready” for charging the increasing numbers of mobile devices. The new Power2U utilizes a 14 cubic inch form factor, which makes it easy to install in just about any electrical box. The new compact design features integrated 14 gauge copper pigtails for easy installation and utilizes a standard wall plate that also allows installation in more places, even in multi-gang configurations.
The new Power2U is fully listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and features tamper-resistant AC sockets that are compliant with the National Electrical Code (NEC). The Power2U is designed to meet current building codes and be safe for use in homes and offices. Users can install Power2U quickly by watching NewerTech’s free how-to installation video.
Power2U incorporates internal micro-switches to conserve energy when not in use. The micro-switches turn on the USB power transformer only when a plug is inserted into the port, preventing vampire energy draw. It’s compatible with mobile and handheld devices that support charging through a USB port, including: Apple iPad (all models); Apple iPhone (all models); Apple iPod (all USB-chargeable models); Android tablets and phones with USB charging; and tablet computers, cell phones, gaming systems (Nintendo, SONY PlayStation Portable, etc.), Bluetooth headsets, digital cameras and GPS devices that charge via standard USB plug.
The Power2U outlet is available now with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$24.99. It’s available in four colors: white, black, ivory and light almond.