USB-C is the emerging standard for charging and transferring data. Right now, it’s included in devices like the newest laptops, phones, and tablets. Given time, it’ll spread to pretty much everything that currently uses the older, larger USB connector.
USB Type-C has a new, tiny physical connector—roughly the size of a micro USB connector. The USB-C connector itself can support various exciting new USB standard like USB 3.1 and USB power delivery (USB PD).
Just think of it, now we will need an adapter to plug into a receptacle for the normal USB, and an adapter to go from the new USB to the old USB, or just an adapter to plug the USB-C in. Either way, it’s going to be a mess!
Well Pass & Seymour is here to save the day. They have come out with a new receptacle with two USB charging ports for mobile devices – one Type-A port and one Type-C port for newer products.
The PTTR15ACUSBW with The PlugTail® termination provides a more productive, secure, and safer installation and allows you to connect with the future of wiring device innovations.
Yes, this is going to be one of those “Back in my day we……….” blogs, so here it goes! Well, back in my day we had to learn things the hard way. Like never smash a can of shaving cream with a cinder block unless you want to be covered in shaving cream, never ride your bike through a pile of burning leaves if your bell bottoms are frayed at the bottom, and never throw a bucket in the air to catch a bat under the street light unless you know what to do with it if you catch it.
The biggest was never stick a screw driver in the duplex receptacle! (Makes a big boom and lots of smoke.) Today, that lesson doesn’t need to be learned the hard way because the NEC has adopted the code calling for Tamper Proof Receptacles.
The Pass & Seymour TradeMaster® receptacles combine a traditional look with reliable, time-tested operation for any residential application. This receptacle is also outfitted with our patented automatic shutter system to prevent young children from inserting common objects, such as hairpins or keys. The shutters release when a plug is inserted. Required by the National Electrical Code® (NEC®).
Meets 2008 National Electrical Code Tamper-Resistant requirements
Protects children: patented shutter system—now with black “invisi-shutters” that disappear for an invisible effect—helps prevent improper insertion of foreign objects
High-impact resistant thermoplastic construction
Quickloop wire looping aid
Long-term blade retention
Longer tri-drive screws for easier 12 AWG looping
Extra-large circuit break-off tabs
Side-access push wire release
Ultrasonic welding of face to back body
Side wire accepts #12 – #14 AWG solid wire
Push wire accepts #14 AWG solid only
Superior protection than traditional outlet caps or protection plates
Low profile face
Traditional contoured face (3232 models)
Self-grounding models provide automatic ground clip
I’m a bit of a health nut. I try to watch what I eat, and workout every day. I go everyday on my lunch hour to the local gym, I’ve been doing this for years.
The old gym that I went to was kind of primitive. Old weights laying around, treadmills that would go from 0–60 in 2 seconds and throw you across the room, a locker-room that smelled like wet feet, and large guys with so many muscles that they had no neck!
I would always laugh while watching these guys try to move around the gym. There were cords running everywhere on the floor, but they couldn’t look down. At least once a week one of these lunk heads would throw down the weights, grunt really loud then trip over a cord.
They were like turtles, we would have to flip them over!
Cable management is very important safety feature. Wiremold, by Legrand, makes a great product that could have saved those no necks from tripping.