How to: Install a USB-enabled Power Outlet

If your connected home is anything like ours, it’s littered with USB chargers, backup batteries, and other powered items. If only your electrical outlets were equipped with USB ports, life would be far less cluttered!

Thankfully, you’ll find USB-enabled power outlets available at your local, big-box store, as well as online retailers like Amazon. Upgrading an existing outlet is a straightforward job for the most part, but you may be apprehensive about working with electrical wiring.

Last month, the guys at Digital Trends invited me to pull together a step by step guide to installing a USB-enabled power outlet – it’s easier than you think, but be sure to buy good quality, safety-approved components. Check out the guide at the link below.

More: Forget the Adapter: How to Install a USB Outlet in 9 Steps


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