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Five Best Places to Install Electrical USB Outlets in Your Home

Where Should I Have USB Outlets Installed In My Home?

Being able to charge your iPhone, iPad, or tablet while still having room to plug in lights is just another part of the modern home. While updating the electrical system in your home or during a home renovation is the best time to plan for replacing your current electric outlets for USB outlets. 

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It’s something we hear every day, “has anyone seen my charger?”.

In a world of smartphones, laptops, and a plethora of electronic devices and accessories, keeping track of charging cables and their wall adaptor companions can be a hassle. A simple solution to this issue is to install USB electric outlets, which have USB ports in place of, or alongside, traditional electrical outlets. Wall outlets with USB convert 120 VOLT AC wall power into five-volt DC power. This is a common home wiring task completed by a licensed electrician.

With an electrical wall USB outlet, you can charge your electronic devices and accessories with your regular charging cable, without the need for an adapter, and place them in places that make sense to the functionality of your home.

Five Best Places to Install USB Outlets in Your Home

Strategically placed USB outlets can enhance your home’s functionality specific to the needs of your household. Consider placing USB outlets in the following places: 

  • Entryways: Above a shelf, table, or cubby by an entryway is an excellent place to put a USB outlet. A great productivity hack is to have a landing zone in your home. One spot for your phone, keys, jacket, and any other belongings.
  • Kitchen counters and islands: USB outlets in the kitchen are useful in the same ways as your home’s entryway. Charge your iPad in one place where it can be easily grabbed. 
  • Floor outlets in the family room: Floor USB outlets in the middle of the room, i.e. next to the couch, eliminate the need for additional accessories like extension chords. You’ll be able to charge your phone, tablet, and more without additional clutter taking away from the visual appeal of the room. 
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  • Wall outlets in bedrooms: Having a USB outlet by your bed, desk, or even behind a wall-mounted television can prove to be useful for accessories that need to stay plugged in like clocks, gaming systems, and charging stations. 
  • Bathroom vanities: Having a USB outlet built into or next to your bathroom vanity can be used to support bathroom accessories like electric toothbrushes and electric razors. They can also be used to charge your cellphones and smart accessories overnight. 

Picking the Best USB Outlet for Your Home

A USB charging port will end up sharing the amperage output for the new USB outlet. Devices such as phones and tablets typically require 1 ampere of electricity. A charging iPhone or Android device typically takes one amp. A tablet might take up to 2.4 amps. With two charger ports sharing 3.6 amps, you’re covered for charging a phone and a tablet. If you have two devices each requiring 2.4 amps, however, charging will be a bit slower. A professional electrician can install outlets with USB

Never Leave Home Without a Charge

Installing outlets with USB charging throughout your home enhances your home’s functionality and aesthetic appeal. Minneapolis Electricians with Dean’s Home Services install a variety of different types of electrical outlets in your home. Untangle your life with USB outlets that match the way you live!

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