Usb Wall Outlets

USB wall outlets combine the style and benefits of traditional outlets with those offered by USB slots to effectively double their purpose in homes filled with electronic gadgets and appliances. Since there is now more demand for such outlets in homes than ever, especially if a dedicated charging station is desired in one’s home, these outlets are becoming increasingly sought-after. There are even outlets featuring three pronged outlets with USB ports to accommodate an assortment of electronic gadgets or you may opt for straight USB outlets if desired as dedicated charging stations within homes containing dedicated charging stations as a charging stations are popular choices among homes filled with electronic gadgets and appliances than ever before – such as those featuring three pronged outlets with USB slots effectively double their purpose effectively doubling purpose as homes become filled with gadgets and appliances!


While not as plentiful, USB outlets still come in an assortment of designs for personal preference or requirements. A typical USB wall outlet contains two outlets with two USB slots between, while others may contain four USB slots without an outlet at all.

Kitchens typically benefit from having 4 USB outlets available as charging stations for multiple appliances. A home office where multiple gadgets require powering could benefit from having additional sole USB outlets available; wall outlets with USB ports should also feature tamper-proof design to ensure their safety when in the presence of children.


One of the main advantages of having an outlet equipped with USB is eliminating bulky adapters in order to power your devices, so cables plug directly into USB ports instead of adapters – thus saving space and reducing visual clutter. Furthermore, USB outlets charge faster than adapters up to 40% more quickly due to being fitted with smart detectors which automatically measure how much power is necessary for charging gadgets. Likewise, like standard outlets they can be customized according to individual tastes so any room in your house can have unique decor to meet individual requirements regardless of its location or style!

USB outlets vary based on their USB ports. Depending on their design and model, different USB cables will be compatible. When plugging USB outlets into wall sockets, either type A or type C cables could be compatible; depending on the design of your outlet(s), either type may only exist or both types could exist together – when purchasing new outlets it’s essential that you are aware of these differences to make sure you purchase the appropriate design(s).

Difference between USB-A and USB-C

As well as Type A and C USBs, there is also USB-B. Intended to connect computers, printers and external drives, this type of USB is easily identifiable by its square appearance compared with its slimmer and smaller styles in Types A and C. Because USB outlets don’t use type B for charging purposes only.


USB-A is one of the more ubiquitous types of USB, easily identifiable on most computers and laptops through its rectangular shape with grids on one side of its head, giving it its characteristic one-sidedness; to plug the USB into it correctly it must be in this position right side up before plugging it in. Most laptops still feature type A slots; however as charging capacities for smartphones continue to evolve two new designs have emerged: mini and micro versions.

Mini USB-A: Mini USBs were first introduced in 2005 as smaller variants of traditional type A USBs. Though their power output may be somewhat reduced, their smaller size makes them compatible with more devices than ever. Mobile phones, cameras and MP3 players alike can all be recharged using minis; their extended life span means that you can connect and disengage them up to five thousand times before showing signs of wear and tear.

Micro USB-A: Micro USB-A was launched at the end of 2007, representing the latest and most efficient version of mini USB. As its name implies, it is the smallest micro USB yet is fast becoming standard when connecting USB connectors and cables. Longer lasting and durable than its mini predecessor, Micro USBs can connect and disconnect over 10,000 times without damaging themselves; data transfer, charging capability are also all provided via its features. Mini USBs remain popular but are gradually being overtaken by its smaller sibling – thus gradually replacing Mini USBs altogether.

Most USB outlets come equipped with at least two slots for charging devices, typically one being type A which supports older laptops and phones to charge via this outlet while also not supporting micro or mini support; and another slot serving as an all-in-one upgrade of type-A charging technology called type C – providing support for mini/micro phones/laptops charging via this outlet.


USB-C is fast becoming the de facto standard for mobile phones controllers, phones and laptops alike. As opposed to its predecessors, type A ports, USB-C can act both as charging port and data transfer similar to micro USB – another benefit being its sleek design and lack of grids within. No matter which way it’s connected it will still work regardless. Furthermore, new versions now available provide faster charging speed compared to its predecessor and are compatible with products made by Apple, Microsoft and Samsung allowing anyone using any device access the use it without worry or concerns over charging speed differences!

Since USB-C is still relatively new to technology, most outlets still feature both types A and C slots – depending on which devices you own in your home, you might require both types. With increasing demand for USB-C devices it may be wise to purchase outlets that contain both types.