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A new power socket with USB type C Power Delivery ports has modern devices in mind

A wall outlet for the future. (Source: Leviton)
A wall outlet for the future. (Source: Leviton)
Leviton's new duplex wall socket also has in-built USB outputs. These welcome and increasingly welcome upgrades to electrical fittings are type-C ports with the Power Delivery (USB-PD) standard. This means they are rated to charge compatible devices at up to 30 watts.
Deirdre O Donnell,

More and more new devices, the iPhone 11 Pros included, come with cables that are USB type C at at least 1 end. This may confer an improvement in terms of charging times. To this end, Leviton has included 2 of the requisite ports in its latest duplex wall socket product. They may upgrade and update domestic or business fittings considerably.

These direct type-C outputs are also USB-PD, which means they have a dedicated smart chip that controls their maximal 30W charging. The use of one port on the new Leviton outlet can charge at either 15VDC/2A/30W or 9VDC/3A/27W, provided, that the device in question is also PD-compatible. Non-USB-PD devices will charge at 5VDC/3A/15W. On the other hand, using both ports at once cuts the charging down to 5VDC/3A.

Otherwise, the new product (also known as the T5635) is a conventional 15A-125V grounded wall socket with a Decora tamper-resistant build. It has a thermoplastic body and cover, as well as steel mounting straps. This new fitting comes in black, brown, ivory, gray or white and can be ordered through Leviton dealers or resellers.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-09-14 (Update: 2019-09-14)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.