USB wall outlets: How to mount correctly
A good way to reduce dependence on boots and have greater availability of electrical connectors in our home is using sockets with USB connectors.
Unfortunately most of our homes were designed more than a decade as part of a lamp and an alarm clock next to our bed, there was much more that needed to be connected, but things have changed a lot in this connected world in which we live.
A good way to bypass this problem is to acquire some extensions or similar systems that maximize the number of connectors, however it is an inelegant alternative that eventually ends up filling the room with wires and Tackle we like being In some cases, if there is appropriate quality systems are sensitive to the occurrence of electrical accidents due to overloading.
In the end, one of the solutions that we liked most this dilemma is for all the guys that have been proposed in Life Hack , which involves riding our own wall connectors USB ports , which is definitely a stylish alternative that takes up little space, and although we will not offer plenty of ports for at least greatly decrease the load.
How to build your own plug with USB ports
Obviously, the first thing to do is to acquire the wall outlets are going to use. For the American market there are a handful of alternatives that include several USB ports plus outlets. Unfortunately in Europe the situation is different, and the connectors are quite limited such that we can find.
In Amazon Spain we can find this connector wall (make sure it is compatible with your electrical box), in addition to having a universal port for virtually any plug, also has a USB port and a button to toggle the connection USB. Anyway, if you can be with any other connector that offers more possibilities, much better.
Next is mounting the connector , and the best way to do this is by following these steps:
- Remove the power to the outlet you want to replace. If you have an adequate system of switches labeled correctly should be no problem, if not your case, it would be best to remove all the electricity in the home, to be sure.
- Detach the plug. Some come with a screw simply unscrew, others come with a pressure plate that covers that screw. Once removed, you must also unscrew the screws that secure the cables.
- Remove the wires from the old plug and put them in again. When doing this you should take into account that as a rule the black wire should go with the gold screws or black, the white wire should go with the silver screws or white, and finally, the green wire or other color will with the last screw that goes to ground.
- Be sure to tighten screws that secure each wire, and then sets the new outlet to the electrical box and the wall.
- Finally back on the power connector and then test that everything works properly.
And that’s basically it. You see, it is not anything really complicated, and for a few euros you can get rid of the constant need to carry a wall charger for your tablets and smartphones, at least at home.