With the development in digital technology, people are needing more ways to charge their electronic devices. From Bluetooth headphones to their tablet, mobile phone, and other smart devices, there has been a huge shift for the need for USB wall charger. Contractors are now opting for USB wall plate instead of traditional receptacles. Not only are they easy to install, just like any receptacle, but also they offer more charging options.
Different types of USB Outlet
The configuration of USB wall sockets varies. Some integrate one or two USB ports and others offer a combination.
There are also USB-A ports and USB-C ports. USB-A ports with the traditional rectangle shape and that charge up to 2.4 A, and USB-C ports that are more oval and charge up to 3 A for smart phones and tablets.
The reasons USB Outlets worth
- They can replace a standard electrical outlet.
- Without taking up much-needed space , you can successfully charge your device.
- Have the ability to equally provide power to each sport due to their full-power options.
- They are an upgrade that boost your home values at an affordable price.
Make your home more attractive to potential buyers using the USB outlet which is also a modern amenity. Due to the similarity of most parts of the USB wall outlets, ensure to consider the right model. The show differences in power capacity,ease of installation and safety. You will prefer one that’s both UL listed and meets the national electrical code standard.
How does one get to choose a USB wall outlet?
You don’t need to be an electrician to choose a good USB wall receptacle. Even if you’re not experienced with this kind of home installation, you don’t want to be second-guessing the quality of a USB wall receptacle. You need it to work.
But you will need to have a good idea of what it is you expect from charging outlet. Depending on your needs, seemingly small details can make big differences in real world use. Those differences are mostly played out in charging times and the port types of an outlet.
So there are several different things you should take into consideration when purchasing a wall outlet with USB charging ports:
Electrical Outlet Rating
This is the amount of power required from the circuit breaker to properly supply power to the outlet. The variation of the USB outlet is from 15-12 amps.
Amperage determines how fast you can charge your stuff. Having one amperage is good for charging a smaller battery over a longer period of time. For example, a one amperage socket will need most of the evening to finish charging your smart phone. You’d want to plug it in before bed, and you’d be in terrible shape if you forgot.
The size of the device is dtermined by the number of amps ,the higher the amps the bigger the device. The max amp number determines the specific number each USB port will draw. Therefore, if an outlet has two ports and is listed as 4.0 amps, then each port will be drawn 2A each (unless otherwise specified). At times individual amperages per port will be specified by the manufacturers.
Six different AMP options to choose from
- 1.0A/2.0A — Both 1.0A and 2.0A are standard USB ports that are ideal for charging iPhones and Android phones.
- 3.0A/3.1A — Medium electronics such as bluetooth and tablets can be charged by both 3.0A and 3.1A.
- 4.0A — These USB charging ports outlets can charge large devices such as laptops.
- 4.8A — These USB ports have a maximum power charge up to 4.8 amps, and can be used to charge all USB powered devices from iPhones to Android phones, tablets, smart watches, and more.
But as the pace of our life speeds up, we also set a higher requirement for charging speed. So there are more and more quick charging products on the market now, including quick charge USB wall outlets.
What Is Quick Charge?
Quick Charge (QC) is a proprietary Qualcomm battery charging protocol used for managing power delivered over USB, mainly by communicating to the power supply and negotiating a voltage. It charges batteries in devices faster than standard USB allows by increasing the voltage, while adopting techniques to prevent the battery damage caused by uncontrolled fast charging. Most chargers supporting Quick Charge 2.0 and later are wall adaptors, but it is implemented on some in-car chargers, and some power banks use it to both receive and deliver charge.
Quick Charge 3.0 — Features And Benefits
Quick Charge 3.0 is the most recent version, and it’s the fastest yet. Quick charge 3.0 delivers charging times up to 4 times faster than a stantard USB cable.Hence its backwards-compatibility,can be used on older versions of protocal as well.This is on compatible devices .
ASamsung Galaxy Edge, Nexus 6, and Motorola Droid Turbo 2. and other devices use quick charge 3.0 technology. When used with a non-Quick-Charge-compatible device, the VCE QC3.0 USB Wall Outlet functions as a standard USB wall outlet, ensuring there are no limiting connectivity issues when you install this product in your home.
Wide Application Areas
The model is widely used in some indoor installations due to its optimal power transfer, which makes the device charge up to four times faster. Best solution to charge both quick and non-quick charge.Some applications include iPhones, iPads, tablets, laptops, and all other QC smart devices. The model is compatible with many brands such as samsung,HTC ,LG and Google.