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USB Outlets: Is It Time for an Upgrade?

As technology evolves, it changes the way you complete certain tasks. Previously, a USB (universal serial bus), was a way to transfer data between host and external devices. Host devices are usually computers while external devices are hard drives or printers. As time progressed, USB technology improved, allowing you to use it as a power source. Here’s more information about USB outlets and how an electrician in Hanover Pennsylvania can help.

Having a Place for Everything With USB Outlets

This past holiday season likely means new holiday gadgets in your home that need a reliable power source. Today’s USB technology allows you to use the USB cable as a source of power to charge your phone, tablet, and other electronic devices. USB outlets can power multiple devices that have different plug requirements simultaneously, such as two and three-pronged devices.

You may be wondering if installing USB outlets are beneficial for your home. USB outlets provide:

  • Streamline device charging: USB outlets allow you to plug in and power multiple devices, including USB adapters. These different charging options prevent you from using temporary power solutions, such as power strips, as a permanent solution. Using power strips for an extended period is an electrical safety risk.
  • Charge faster: Charging your device using a USB cord is as simple as plugging it into a USB port on your laptop or TV. Charging a device using your laptop or TV is a convenient charging solution, but the charge is not efficient. Using the power of one device to charge another device results in slow charging. Using a USB outlet allows you to charge one or more USB cords to charge to multiple devices without compromising charging quality.
  • Make space: Using a wall adapter as opposed to a built-in USB port in the outlet leaves little to no room for other items you need to use, such as lamps, small kitchen appliances, TVs, and similar items. Wall adapters come in different sizes and are often bulky, which doesn’t leave much room to charge other devices even if another outlet is available. With USB outlets in your home, you have more room to conveniently power other items.

Hiring an Electrician in Hanover, Pennsylvania

USB outlets are larger than traditional outlets. Improper installation can create a fire hazard and have other undesirable results. It’s best to let the professionals safely install USB outlets in your home. At Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling, the safety of your family and home is our priority. We provide residential and commercial electrical services to Adams and York County. We are your trustworthy electricians in Hanover Pennsylvania. Contact us to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.

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