Usb Standard Outlets

By JohnBarnes

Electronic devices have dramatically transformed not only our lives and communication methods but also how we charge. Wall outlets with adaptors were previously the norm, but today people desire speedier charging capabilities at greater convenience. Initially, USB wall sockets appeared exclusively in cafes and airports but now these sockets can be found throughout homes so users can charge their gadgets any time of the day or night.

As we become increasingly dependent on tablets, smartphones, and other gadgets and devices, USB outlets will become an essential feature. Thanks to technological advancements that enable efficient charging for our gadgets and devices, USB charging has quickly become the norm – upgrading your electrical system with these outlets isn’t just convenient; it will pay dividends long term!

Standard outlets

As you take a tour around your home now, you may notice that most walls feature regular outlets with three slots inside: two vertical ones for neutral and hot circuits; and an oblong ground slot in the bottom right corner that serves as an additional security measure to prevent short-circuiting by redirecting charges away from devices into the ground – keeping all connected devices protected and free from shock risks.


A regular outlet may seem simple enough, but there are certain styles with distinct features. Other types include AFCI outlets (also known as an Arc Fault Receptacles), which protect the home against electrical fires and are ideal for protecting children from electrical hazards. Receptacle outlets with shutters fitted to them to only permit plugs when in use are closed when not necessary. AFCI outlets also come equipped with weather hoods so they won’t be damaged by snowfall, raindrops or flooding conditions when located outside.


One of the key advantages of conventional outlets is their versatility in designs and functions. Every room in your home could have an outlet tailored specifically to its needs – this may mean installing GFCI outlets for bathrooms, near sinks in the kitchen, or weather-proof outlets in outdoor spaces such as gardens. Standard outlets feature three prongs as an additional form of protection compared to two prong outlets without this bottom slot grounding mechanism which could lead to fires, electrical surges, or damage.

Older homes may contain two-prong outlets which, while potentially unsafe, don’t comply with modern safety standards. If these old outlets are still being used, hiring an electrician to modernize them might be worth your while and depending on your electricity needs it could even be an opportune time to switch over to outlets featuring USB ports as well.