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Hubbell Wiring Device- Kellems Introduces New Tamper-Resistant USB Charger Receptacles
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Shelton, Conn. – November 2, 2012 – Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems is pleased to announce the addition of Tamper-Resistant USB Charger Duplex Receptacles to their comprehensive line of wiring devices. Designed to provide more charging options for today’s plethora of personal electronics, Hubbell USB Charger Receptacles provide convenient USB and electrical power in a standard single-gang electrical opening.

The new USB Charger Receptacle includes dual 3A/5V USB Ports and two Hubbell Tamper-Resistant 15A/125VAC power outlets, which can be used simultaneously. Compliant with battery charging specification USB BC1.2 and compatible with USB 1.1/2.0/3.0 devices, these devices charge a variety of hand-held devices like tablets, smartphones, MP3 players and other USB-compatible devices, including Apple® iPad®, iPod® and iPhone® devices.

“USB ports have become commonplace for charging a wide range of devices. Hubbell’s new USB Charger Receptacles provide a cost-effective and convenient charging location, using the same USB cables that charge devices from computers,” says Vic Flagello, Director of Residential Marketing for Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems. “Their small size and safe, efficient DC power USB ports are capable of charging two tablets simultaneously at the fastest rates allowable. And the device’s low power consumption means they cost less to operate.”

The USB Charger Receptacles feature Hubbell’s StyeLine® Decorator flush-fit design that fits into most standard single-gang plastic or metal boxes.  A green LED light indicates available USB power. Impact and chemical resistant, these devices include heavy-duty #10-14 AWG wire terminals, 20-Amp circuit feed through installation, and back or side wiring for solid or stranded wire applications.

Ideal for use in retrofit and new construction in schools and universities, hotels, restaurants, airports and homes, Hubbell USB Charger Receptacles provide maximum amperage for the fastest charging available on the market today.