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How to Install a USB Outlet 1 Select a USB-equipped power outlet. A couple of years ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find a power outlet with integrated USB ports, but now ... 2 Treat yourself to an outlet voltage tester. 3 Switch off the electricity. 4 Remove the existing wall plate and outlet. 5 Note the existing wiring. See More....How much does it cost to replace a USB outlet?
Outlets with USB outlet ports come in various configurations and cost $15 to $30 at home centers. For a wider selection, shop online. To comply with electrical code changes, you may have to buy an AFCI outlet ($30) to replace the existing outlet. Ours is protected by an AFCI circuit breaker.Can a USB port be connected to a switched outlet?
USB ports don’t draw much power, so you can add a USB outlet to any existing outlet except a switched outlet or a dedicated outlet for an appliance, such as a stove or refrigerator. Once you’ve chosen your power source outlet, switch off the breaker for that circuit. Then use a noncontact voltage tester to verify that the power is off.What kind of outlet do I need to charge my laptop?
USB charging outlets come in two flavors: 120v outlets + USB ports, and all USB ports. In the former, you can use both standard plugs and USB plugs, and in the latter the entire outlet becomes dedicated to USB charging.