Quick Tip: Using USB Outlets For Accessory Charging

How many of your devices are charged via USB? Probably your at least a smartphone, maybe a tablet, a GoPro, remotes, audio gear and the list goes on. Each of those devices have their own charger that most likely connects to a USB cable or ends with a micro USB connection.

Quick Tip: Using USB Outlets For Accessory Charging

Photographer JP Danko sent in this great tip about using a wall socket with an integrated USB charger. JP suggests using a Leviton T5630-W 2.1-Amp USB Charger but there are other brands out there. Here is JP’s plan:

“… You still have all these chords and chargers lying around for each device – so when you want to charge your camera, you still have to dig through a snake pit of wires and connectors in the bottom of some junk drawer to find the right charger….

…So here’s my plan.

I charge most of my electronic devices in two places – in the kitchen and in the bedroom.

I am going to switch one of the standard outlets on my kitchen counter (where I currently plug in most of my electronics to charge) to this built in USB charger.

I am going to leave one Micro USB cord and one Apple iOS cord in a drawer below it at all times – that way I can charge 90% of my electronic devices without having to search for the right charger. (I do have a few electronic devices that use a bastard USB charger).

Then, I am going to install two built in USB chargers in my bedroom – one on either side of the bed. That way, my wife and I can plug in our phones on the night table – again without having to grab chargers from somewhere else (which always seem to go missing).

[Genius Built In USB Charger for Electronic Devices | JP Danko ]

P.S. if you face similar USB charging needs while you are mobile, try this On The Go USB charging kit.

  • susan

    we have his & hers power strips next to the bed. this solves most of the problem!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002140990527 James Madison

    Look at the other website photo. Outlets near a water source ought to have a Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlet. If your cords can stretch from the outlet to the water source, you need the GFCI.

    • Rick

      Individual outlets need not have built-in GFCI as long as they are on a circuit that is GFCI protected.