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Commercial electric 2pk dual usb receptacle $15 at home depot YMMV

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like title says. 2 pack of dual usb outlet for $15. saw them today in the clearance rack at home depot. so YMMV. the usbs are 3.6 amps I believe. item seems to have been removed from the website.

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I don't know the depth on these but you might want to factor that into your decision. I bought a similar plug to put at a particular spot in the kitchen to aid charging.

I had the power turned off and removed the old outlet before I realized that the usb outlet was massively deep and, since this wasn't the last outlet on the run, the box wasn't deep enough to house the wires in the back and my new outlet. I removed other outlets in the kitchen to find a spot to place it. I found none. The end of the run was an outlet on the peninsula that was a special shallow box to not obstruct drawer use, and was certainly not deep enough. I had to put my old outlets back.

Just a "heads up" of what you may run into. It may not be as simple as swapping an outlet.

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I don't know the depth on these but you might want to factor that into your decision. I bought a similar plug to put at a particular spot in the kitchen to aid charging.

I had the power turned off and removed the old outlet before I realized that the usb outlet was massively deep and, since this wasn't the last outlet on the run, the box wasn't deep enough to house the wires in the back and my new outlet. I removed other outlets in the kitchen to find a spot to place it. I found none. The end of the run was an outlet on the peninsula that was a special shallow box to not obstruct drawer use, and was certainly not deep enough. I had to put my old outlets back.

Just a "heads up" of what you may run into. It may not be as simple as swapping an outlet.

Thanks for the heads up. This kind of information is as important as the product itself.
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I don't know the depth on these but you might want to factor that into your decision. I bought a similar plug to put at a particular spot in the kitchen to aid charging.

I had the power turned off and removed the old outlet before I realized that the usb outlet was massively deep and, since this wasn't the last outlet on the run, the box wasn't deep enough to house the wires in the back and my new outlet. I removed other outlets in the kitchen to find a spot to place it. I found none. The end of the run was an outlet on the peninsula that was a special shallow box to not obstruct drawer use, and was certainly not deep enough. I had to put my old outlets back.

Just a "heads up" of what you may run into. It may not be as simple as swapping an outlet.
Agreed. Just finished a kitchen reno. The house is c. 1978 and all the electrical boxes are the smaller metal kind nailed to studs. They're not all that deep and the boxes angle down from the top and bottom to the rear where the wire stress reliefs are. In a couple of instances I had to use an oscillating tool to cut the nails and pull the box out the wall and replace with a plastic old work box. For others I found some of these at Menards that just fit in the old boxes, but only because I had tiled the backsplash area, which gave a little extra depth.

Moral of the story -- check your existing boxes to see how deep they are before investing in these.
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Just a quick note since I saw a kitchen install mentioned. I bought a similar item from Best Buy a couple months ago, intending to put one in my kitchen where one of my Echo Dots resides. However, I realized that it was inadvisable because these are not GFCI-rated for wet conditions, and all of the current outlets on the kitchen counter are GFCI.

It may depend on your jurisdiction's electrical code, but I think that's a fairly uniform standard.
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Just a quick note since I saw a kitchen install mentioned. I bought a similar item from Best Buy a couple months ago, intending to put one in my kitchen where one of my Echo Dots resides. However, I realized that it was inadvisable because these are not GFCI-rated for wet conditions, and all of the current outlets on the kitchen counter are GFCI.

It may depend on your jurisdiction's electrical code, but I think that's a fairly uniform standard.
Someone correct me if im wrong, but typically outlets are wired together on one circuit and only the first of those outlets needs to be a gfci for it to work if wired correctly
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Someone correct me if im wrong, but typically outlets are wired together on one circuit and only the first of those outlets needs to be a gfci for it to work if wired correctly
Different localities have different requirements. It might be permissible in your area, but you need to check. You can also have a GFCI circuit breaker to provide protection for the entire circuit. Here's a good discussion of the requirements: https://www.thespruce.com/nec-reg...is-1152273
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