Leviton introduces in-wall USB charger for phones and tablets
Leviton has recently introduced a new in-wall USB charger to help simplify things. Even though other in-wall USB chargers are on the market, the Leviton T5630 uses a standard Decora/Designer form-factor, which makes it compatible with a wide variety of wall plates, and can be used in multiple-gang installations (such as having it installed next to a light switch).
The two USB ports on the Leviton T5630 are designed for use with different devices, depending on their power draw. The USB port on the left will output up to 0.7A, while the USB port on the right is capable of up to 2.1A. The right port also incorporates an auto-sensing chip, which will properly adjust the amps depending on the device connected.
For example, if you have two phones, you can connect one to each port, or a phone to the left port and a tablet to the right port. But you cannot connect two tablets to both USB ports at the same time, since that exceeds the combined maximum capacity of the USB charging ports. In that case, you would have to use a standard wall-charger for the 2nd tablet and plug it into the bottom AC plug.
The Leviton in-wall USB charger comes in White (T5630-W) and Light Almond (T5630-T) and is currently available for purchase at Amazon for $21 and $26.
source: Leviton (and video demo)
1. wolstenbeast posted on 05 Oct 2012, 13:27 0 0
Awesome just going to order for the living room and bedrooms.
2. nofear posted on 05 Oct 2012, 13:39 0 0
I would like see it becoming available in airport, doctor office and malls.
3. timtimity posted on 05 Oct 2012, 13:46 0 0
I'm actually surprised it's taken this long for someone to create this. It's one of those things you think is obvious once someone's done it.
4. davecann2 posted on 05 Oct 2012, 13:56 1 0
Now this is parctical and inovative.... great job Leviton!
5. DAVEED posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:43 1 0
Nice indeed. I have the Pass & Seymour version and it charges my ipad and my daughters ipod at the same time. It's also tamper resistant so my 2 year old cant get hurt.
7. yowanvista posted on 05 Oct 2012, 15:18 2 1
Cool but they should also produce a 220–240V variant, not all countries use the absurd US 'standards'.