Wiring - Cabling - Devices
Leviton debuts 20A USB charger/tamper-resistant receptacle
By Alyssa Dalton
March 22, 2013 – Leviton has added a 20A version to its USB charger receptacle offering, featuring a 20A/125V tamper-resistant receptacle for high-current devices and boasting the same 2.1A of charging power as its 15A counterpart. The device can charge two USB-powered electronic devices utilizing its two USB ports, leaving the 20A tamper-resistant receptacle free to power devices requiring higher currents. 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, says the company. The device is 2011 NEC compliant and certified to the applicable Canadian and U.S. standards by UL.