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I wanted to be able to charge my devices while I'm sitting outside under the awning. The easiest method was with this device.


TOPGREENER TU21548A 4.8A Duplex USB Charger Outlet




Simply replaced my duplex with this device...Done!


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Upgraded High Speed Charging Tech: World's First Smart Ultra-High Speed Dual USB Charging In Wall at 4.8 Amp, 24W, 5VDC

Charging-Smart Technology: Dual "Smart" USB Ports Precisely "Read" the Power Need then Maximize Charging Efficiency

Design Innovation: Interchangeable Face Cover. 3 Color Face Cover Included: White, Black, Light Almond

Two TR Tamper-Resistant Outlets enhance electrical safety, preventing the attempting to insert objects into the outlet; Meets 2011 NEC

Compatibility USB 1.1/2.0/3.0 devices, 2 USB ports total 4.8 Amp, 5VDC; Two TR Receptacles 15 Amp/125VAC; UL lsted; 2 years warranty; Back & side wiring easy installation. Wall plate not included


About $20 on amazon



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Couple comments:

1. It appears you removed a GFCI receptacle to install the USB style. Bad idea, unless you added a GFI breaker to the panel feeding that circuit.

2. Those USB power ports are live, as long as 120 power is applied to the circuit. When trying to reduce "phantom loads" during boondocking times, this is a negative outcome. I prefer the pug-in style power supply, so I can control when and where it's used.

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1. It appears you removed a GFCI receptacle to install the USB style. Bad idea, unless you added a GFI breaker to the panel feeding that circuit.



Nope...It is simply GFI protected from the outlet next to the sink, inside. Standard, crappy, RV outlet with push on wire connection that was barely making contact when I removed it!



2. Those USB power ports are live, as long as 120 power is applied to the circuit. When trying to reduce "phantom loads" during boondocking times, this is a negative outcome. I prefer the pug-in style power supply, so I can control when and where it's used.



When I'm hooked up to outside power, I really don't care about a few mW of phantom drain.



But thanks for your concerns......it's appreciated.


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rb, Ive seen those and as your exterior (as typical) receptacle is GFCI protected from the load terminal on your bathroom GFCI receptacle, it looks great to me. Also, it appears to have some degree of "smart" charging technology I highly recommend. I have seen instances where 12 VDC automotive cigarette lighter to 5 VDC USB charge ports (NOT so smart) have overcharged devices.

 

John T

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