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What?

This is for consumer use. Not for hospitals. lol
He means that hospital grade receptacles can cost well north of $22.95.

IMO this idea doesn't really reduce cable clutter.
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post #12 of 17
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Yes because I would much rather take up two plugs with one big Wall Plug to USB adapter than add two additional power sources for my multitude of USB Rechargeable Devices like this.



http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl...?s=convenience
IDK, my idea convenience is not climbing behind my television/ PC/ whatever to plug a USB cable into a plug in the wall that's invariably covered up with something else.
    
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Great for hotels.
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Dont forget every one of these you install will be a constant draw on your meter, though it may only be a small amount it does add up. Im not entirely sure I buy the auto cutoff circuitry they claim.

Not to mention each one will also be a small source of added heat from the embedded transformer.
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I can imagine people installing this and forgetting to turn off the main power fusebox.
I lol'd, and sadly it bound to happen

OT:Good idea, but I seriously can't believe this hasn't been done
    
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Great for hotels.
You know you got a really valid point there...
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IDK, my idea convenience is not climbing behind my television/ PC/ whatever to plug a USB cable into a plug in the wall that's invariably covered up with something else.
So don't install the outlet there... Surely you have exposed, easy to access outlets near a countertop or something? If not then I guess it just isn't marketed towards you.
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