Legrand’s new GFCI outlets feature dual USB charging ports – Michael Brown

Wall outlets with integrated USB charging ports are nothing new, but Legrand’s GFCI USB Outlets are the first to provide a ground-fault interruption feature, rendering them compliant with the National Electrical Code (NEC) for installation in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, garages, and other indoor locations likely to be in the proximity of water.

The new outlets are available in both 15- and 20-amp versions, with each offering a USB-A charging port on one side and a USB-C charging port on the other to eliminate the need for an adapter.

Modern kitchens and garages are typically outfitted with 20-amp wiring, since kitchen appliances and power tools often require more electrical power than a 15-amp circuit can provide. The local GFCI feature will disconnect power to the outlet in the event of a wiring fault that would otherwise pose an electrocution risk.

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