by Brianna Crandall — March 7, 2018 — Leviton, US-based manufacturer of electrical wiring equipment used worldwide, recently announced what the company calls its most powerful addition to its line of USB Charger Devices. The Type A and Type-C USB Charger/Tamper Resistant Receptacle offers two high-powered vertical USB ports, one Type A and one Type-C, delivering a combined total of 5.1A charging current and 25+ watts of power, along with two additional tamper-resistant receptacles.
The Type-C port within the receptacle provides up to 59 percent faster charging power compared to leading competitors based upon tests performed using a Lightning cable and the Type-C port with an iPhone 7, iPad Mini 1 and iPad Pro 9.7, says Leviton. Engineered utilizing smart chip technology, the device recognizes and optimizes the charging requirements of individual devices for faster charging of smartphones, tablets and other peripheral devices that use the Type-C cable.
William Randall, director of product management, Leviton Residential, stated:
The Leviton Type A and Type-C USB Charger/Tamper Resistant Receptacle delivers faster, more powerful charging to a wide range of electronic devices, and the reversible Type-C connector allows users to easily plug in cables in either direction. The addition of two tamper-resistant receptacles not only improves child safety, but also provides a convenient solution for other power needs while devices are charging.
With a five-year limited warranty, Leviton Type A and Type-C USB Charger/Tamper Resistant Receptacles are suitable for residential and commercial applications including kitchens, bedrooms, college dormitories, airport lounges, hospitals (hospital grade model available), salons and spas, hotels, meeting rooms, cafés, restaurants and more.
Combining functionality with style, the device is available in white, ivory, light almond, gray, black, brown and red, and is compatible with the complete line of Leviton Decora wiring devices, Decora wallplates and Decora Plus screwless wallplates.
The Leviton Type A and Type-C USB Charger/Tamper Resistant Receptacle is now available through Leviton’s network of retail, online and electrical distribution channels, including its online store. For additional product information, visit the USB charger Outlet Receptacles Web page.