Leviton Introduces New USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle

Industry-leading device delivers more charging power in less time

Aug 14, 2012, 09:46 ET from Leviton

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton today introduced its new USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle offering a ground-breaking 2.1A of charging power and a 15A/125V Tamper-Resistant Receptacle.  This state-of-the-art device has the capability to charge two USB powered electronic devices utilizing its two USB Ports, leaving the Tamper-Resistant Receptacle free for other uses.  Leviton's USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle is designed to charge tablets, smart and mobile phones, gaming devices, e-readers, digital cameras and a host of other electronic devices.

Strategically designed with two vertical USB Ports, the Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle provides additional space for maneuvering of charging cords and reduces stress on the cables while charging.  The USB Ports are Type A, 2.0/3.0 and incorporate a smart chip which recognizes and optimizes the charging power of the device plugged in.  It is engineered to fit in a standard wallbox, use a standard wallplate and can be multi-ganged with any standard Leviton wiring device.

Featuring Leviton's 15A/125V Tamper-Resistant Receptacle, this device is 2011 NEC® compliant.  The receptacle's shutter mechanism is designed to block access to the contacts from most foreign objects to improve safety.

With its contemporary and aesthetically pleasing design, the Leviton USB Charger/Tamper- Resistant Receptacle is perfect for both residential and light commercial applications.  It is ideal for use in kitchens, bedrooms, home offices, hotels, airports, office cubicles, college dorm rooms and any other location easy access to a USB charging device is desired.

"More than ever, today's consumers are seeking a fast, effective means to power a wide range of personal electronic devices," said William Randall, Leviton's Director of Product Management for Residential. "The Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle provides the charging power necessary for even the most demanding devices."

The device is certified to the applicable U.S. and Canadian Standards by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the leading safety agency in the industry, and comes with a five-year limited product warranty. Available in White and Light Almond, the Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle is compatible with Leviton's complete line of signature Decora® wiring devices and wallplates, as well as Leviton's Mobile Device Station.

The Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle is now available through Leviton's network of retail and electrical distribution channels. For additional information on Leviton’s USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle, visit www.leviton.com/usb.   

About Leviton Residential
Leviton residential products are the brand most preferred by builders and electrical contractors. Leviton's award winning lighting controls, wiring devices and home automation products help electrical industry professionals and homeowners create smart living environments that deliver energy savings, convenience, reliability and safety. Learn more at www.leviton.com/residential.

About Leviton
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

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