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patented 10-23-2012 05:05 PM

Cool new gadget receptacles?
 
Hi all:

I am getting ready to do the final install of the receptacles in my kitchen. I am adding a couple of the new USB receptacles.

Are there any other cool new "must have" receptacles beside the USB type that I should look into?

Thanks.

stickboy1375 10-23-2012 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by patented (Post 1036626)
Hi all:

I am getting ready to do the final install of the receptacles in my kitchen. I am adding a couple of the new USB receptacles.

Are there any other cool new "must have" receptacles beside the USB type that I should look into?

Thanks.

I doubt the USB are that must have...

k_buz 10-23-2012 05:24 PM

Many people have been pushing these. In fact I just installed 6 of em in a Dunkin Donuts, but I fail to see one advantage of them.

stickboy1375 10-23-2012 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by k_buz (Post 1036644)
Many people have been pushing these. In fact I just installed 6 of em in a Dunkin Donuts, but I fail to see one advantage of them.

I have one in my house, but its just for the kids nintendo's DS... I just use the USB wall wart...

patented 10-23-2012 05:29 PM

The USB is a really nice feature in my mind. With so many things requiring USB chargers, its a no brainer to install one in the kitchen where my phone will be charging most of the time.

What I am really wondering is if there are any other cool new gadget receptacles out there that I havent seen, that maybe some of you electricians have?

sgip2000 10-23-2012 06:08 PM

They're pretty low amperage, aren't they? Worthless for a tablet.

stickboy1375 10-23-2012 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by sgip2000 (Post 1036685)
They're pretty low amperage, aren't they? Worthless for a tablet.

Probably depends on the brand... a few companies are making these now.

sgip2000 10-23-2012 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by stickboy1375 (Post 1036689)
Probably depends on the brand... a few companies are making these now.

If that is the case, I can see these as being "cool".

stickboy1375 10-23-2012 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by sgip2000 (Post 1036697)
If that is the case, I can see these as being "cool".

Once they eliminate the cable to the device, then they will be 'cool'. :thumbsup:

sgip2000 10-23-2012 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by stickboy1375 (Post 1036699)
Once they eliminate the cable to the device, then they will be 'cool'. :thumbsup:

That is true!

redman88 10-23-2012 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by stickboy1375 (Post 1036699)
Once they eliminate the cable to the device, then they will be 'cool'. :thumbsup:

They have it but I requires a new battery cover http://powermat.com/

md2lgyk 10-24-2012 06:29 AM

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Originally Posted by k_buz (Post 1036644)
Many people have been pushing these. In fact I just installed 6 of em in a Dunkin Donuts, but I fail to see one advantage of them.

Are these receptacles UL approved? When I first heard of them, they weren't. If they still aren't how could you get away with installing them in a commercial building?

k_buz 10-24-2012 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by md2lgyk (Post 1036913)
Are these receptacles UL approved? When I first heard of them, they weren't. If they still aren't how could you get away with installing them in a commercial building?

Yes, they are UL listed. Commercial, residential, or industrial...everything has to be listed.

patented 10-24-2012 07:57 AM

Yep, UL listed and they even have the good 'ol Tamper Resistant feature we have all come to "love"

NHtransplant 10-24-2012 08:01 AM

Another cool receptacle is the GFI with the LED night light. The light is built in and they have photocell to turn them on when it's dark. You can find ones that have two outlets but some only have one.
I've installed a couple in bathrooms. They work great and throw off just the right amount of light for those late night trips to the bathroom.


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