Hubbell Overcomes Onboard USB Charging Issues

January 2021 News

Small electronics with lithium-ion batteries need to be recharged, but using power adapters of questionable quality can be a fire hazard. A serious issue, the US Coast Guard recently directed its inspectors to look closer at how this is being done onboard commercial vessels. A smart approach for any boat owner is to replace electrical outlets with Hubbell Marine USB Charger Receptacles. They accommodate standard two- and three-pronged plugs, plus offer the convenience of two USB inlets for fast and safe charging.

With a stylish decora design, the Hubbell Marine USB Charger Receptacle fits any standard box or bracket and uses common faceplates. An integrated LED illuminates to indicate when power is on to the USB and line voltage is available.

Each stainless steel 5A, 5V USB port is rated for 10,000 insertions and removals and complies with battery charging specification BC1.2. Highly adaptable, the USB Charger Receptacle supports 1.1/2.0/3.0 devices, including Apple® products, and will run two devices simultaneously.

Hubbell offers three versions of its USB Charger Receptacle to match virtually any power need. The first has two Type-C port configurations. It's available in ivory (USB15C5I), light almond (USB15C5LA) and white (USB15C5W).

The second has one Type-A and one Type-C port configuration. It's offered in ivory (USB15AC5I), light almond (USB15AC5LA) and white (USB15AC5W).

Finally, the Hubbell USB Charger Receptacle comes with two Type-A port configurations. It's offered in ivory (USB15A5I0), light almond (USB15A5LA) and white (USB15A5W).

For exposed locations, Hubbell has a weather-resistant, commercial-grade version. With all the features of the standard models, it meets Section 406.9 of the National Electrical Code when used with an outlet cover. It has one Type-A and one Type-C port. The 15A 125V model is available in ivory (USB15AC5IWR), light almond (USB15AC5LAWR) and white (USB15AC5WWR). In 20A 125V, it comes in ivory (USB20AC5IWR), light almond (USB20AC5LAWR) and white (USB20AC5WWR). Suggested retail prices for Hubbell Marine USB Charging Receptacles start at $50 for the standard versions.

Contact Hubbell Marine Electrical Products, 40 Waterview Dr., Shelton, CT 06484 USA. 727-304-7638.

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