Original article by: BUILDER Online
The outlet allows for USB-based device charging in kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas that require GFCI protection.
For the first time, Legrand will offer a ground fault circuit interrupter outlet, which automatically shuts off electrical current in the event of a ground fault, with built-in connections for USB devices. The all-in-one GFCI USB Outlet - the first of its kind to market, according to the manufacturer - allows users to charge devices in any environment where GFCI protection is required, including kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas.
The GFCI USB Outlet includes both USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectors, which support adapter-free charging for mobile devices. The outlet is tested to National Electric Code requirements for ground fault protection, automatically self-tests every three seconds, and allows users to resolve breaker trips with a press of a button on the outlet.
“Combining code-compliant ground fault protection with accessible USB charging for the first time, this innovative outlet accommodates the most current technology trends, and customer demands, while incorporating the supreme safety standards Legrand’s electrical devices have long been known for,” says Manny Linhares, senior director of product management, strategy, and IoT for Legrand. “This is a versatile, often-requested combination device that provides an all-in-one solution for charging problems that typically require several devices.”
The outlet case is available in standard and metallic finishes, and features the aesthetics of Legrand’s radiant Collection. legrand.us