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02-15-2010, 08:45 PM #41
ehh idk about it. because usually chargers for cell phones and things like have some sort of kill switch, so if there's a power surge it wont get to your phone and ruin it don't they? i don't think that many usb cords, such as the ones from apple, have this on them. but if you buy the adapter (or it comes with your iPhone) then i think it has that sort of tech in it. so if there is a power surge and your iDevice is plugged directly into the wall it could destroy it, couldnt it? or am i just wrong?
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02-15-2010, 10:45 PM #42
02-15-2010, 10:58 PM #43
Hmmm. I woder if they meet the upcoming code change requiring tamper proof receptacles though. New code will require a mechanical device to prevent the insertion of foreign objects into the receptacle. Yet another " improvement" pushed through the nec by manufacturers to make an extra buck ( like arc fault breakers, which cost $40 apiece versus a standard $5 single pole breaker)
02-16-2010, 06:56 AM #44
I wanna see these at home depot! I have to update all of my wall sockets might as well go all the way.
02-16-2010, 08:26 AM #45
I just pre-ordered two. Thank god, finally, no wall adapters needed!
02-16-2010, 08:36 AM #46
Just pre-ordered two of these bad boys...fantastic idea!
02-16-2010, 11:07 AM #47
I think it's a good idea and would eliminate the wall adapter or old apple brick, but think it'll be a liability in homes with children. I can't see airports & hotels adopting these for the sake of lawsuits. Kids can see an even bigger whole (USB) and stick things into them.
02-16-2010, 07:16 PM #48
Brilliant! Can't wait for Euroversions to come out! Definitely buy 3 for my apartment!
02-16-2010, 07:24 PM #49
awesome idea!! def gonna buy one. best thing since sliced bread! =]
02-16-2010, 09:10 PM #50
02-19-2010, 04:24 PM #51
I like the idea of it. I don't like the design.
Since that's a unique design based on the Decora faceplate, they would have to ship the whole thing out as a package. If someone ever wanted to change the faceplate of the outlet to something fancier, they'd have no choice but to go with whatever the company provides, or do a hack-job on whatever they think looks nice.
I'd rather see those USB ports stuffed further in (if that's possible from a functionalty standpoint), keeping the same lines as the Decora plates, that way there wouldn't be so many products doing the same thing... unless that's part of their evil plan, of course.
02-19-2010, 05:29 PM #52
Definitely their evil plan.
Where's the surge-protected version?
Last edited by jcarroll; 02-19-2010 at 05:31 PM.
02-19-2010, 06:15 PM #53
What would make the most sense would be to have a decora style unit that was a single receptacle with two of the USB ports where the other plug would normally go. Also should offer it as a unit that is just USB. No receptacle. You could put it in a two gang box next to a receptacle and use a standard two gang plate