Legrand debuts Synergy 13A two gang socket with USB-C and USB-A outlets

posted on Tuesday, 13th November 2018 by Steve May

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Reflecting the fast changing world of mobile electronics, Legrand has introduced a 13A two-gang socket with both USB type-A and type-C charging outlets.

USB-C devices have grown dramatically in popularity over the past two years. Smaller than standard USB-A outlets, they are reversible and offer a much higher power output. The Synergy USB socket can be installed in exactly the same way as a standard BS 13A socket and requires no additional wiring or installer accreditations, making it suitable for both new-build projects and retrofit installations.

The two-gang variant features both a standard USB-A and new USB-C outlet. As well as a two-gang socket, the Synergy USB range includes a one-gang socket complete with a single USB-A outlet.

The range is available in a variety of different finishes, from white through to brushed stainless steel, polished stainless steel and gold. A screwless ‘sleek’ option is also available.

As with all wiring accessories from Legrand’s Synergy range, it benefits from a compact mechanism for maximum wiring space, as well as large angled easy-to-access cable entries and captive screws.

“With nearly 80 per cent of UK consumers owning two or more smart devices, the demand for high-speed charging is at an all-time high,” says Richard Hayward, Sales Director Wiring Devices at Legrand UK & Ireland. “While USB charging ports integrated into wall sockets is not a new concept, to date the technology has only really covered type-A ports. With many consumer electronics giants embracing USB-C as the go-to charging method of choice, Legrand has responded with the launch of this socket, which combines the latest technology with the robust and easy-to-install design that has become synonymous with the Synergy portfolio.”

For more information on Legrand’s range of Synergy Wiring Devices, please visit: www.legrand.co.uk.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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