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Electric Receptacle combines USB ports, tamper-resistant outlets.

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April 16, 2014 - Along with 2 Type A, 2.0 USB ports that offer 3.6 A charging power, Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Duplex Receptacle provides two 15 or 20 A/125 V tamper-resistant receptacles. Design enables charging of up to 2 USB powered electronic devices while leaving 2 tamper-resistant receptacles free for other uses. Smart chip recognizes and optimizes charging power of connected device, and additional receptacle's shutter blocks access to contacts from foreign objects to improve safety.

LEVITON

201 North Service Rd., Melville, NY, 11747, USA

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Leviton Introduces New USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Duplex Receptacle

Press release date: April 8, 2014

Two USB Ports, Two Receptacles in One Powerful Device

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Leviton today introduced its new USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Duplex Receptacle offering two high-powered USB Ports with 3.6A of charging power and two 15A or 20A/125V Tamper-Resistant Receptacles. This flagship addition to Leviton's line of USB Charger Devices has the capability to charge two USB powered electronic devices utilizing its two USB Ports, leaving the two Tamper-Resistant Receptacles free for other uses. The Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Duplex Receptacle is designed to charge tablets, smart and mobile phones, gaming devices, e-readers, digital cameras and a host of other electronic devices.

Strategically designed with two vertical USB Ports, the Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Duplex Receptacle provides additional space for maneuvering of charging cords. The USB Ports are Type A, 2.0 and incorporate a smart chip which recognizes and optimizes the charging power of the connected device. It is engineered to fit in a standard wallbox, use a standard wallplate and can be multi-ganged with any standard Leviton wiring device.

"Between their personal electronic devices, household appliances and lighting sources, consumers today are utilizing more outlets than ever before," said William Randall, Leviton's Director of Product Management for Residential. "The Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Duplex Receptacle maximizes outlet space so staying connected won't interfere with everyday living."

Featuring the Leviton 15A or 20A/125V Tamper-Resistant Receptacle, this device is 2011 NEC(®) compliant. The receptacle's shutter mechanism is designed to block access to the contacts from most foreign objects to improve safety.

This device is the latest addition to the Leviton line of USB Charger Devices which includes a 4-Port USB Charger. All Leviton USB Charger Devices feature a contemporary and aesthetically pleasing design. They are ideal for both residential and commercial applications such as kitchens, bedrooms, home offices, hotels, airports, office cubicles, college dorm rooms and any other location easy access to a USB charging device is desired.

The device is cCSAus listed and comes with a five-year limited product warranty. Available in white, ivory, light almond, gray, black and brown (15A only), the Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Duplex Receptacle is compatible with Leviton's complete line of signature Decora(® )wiring devices and wallplates, as well as the Leviton Mobile Device Station.

The Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Duplex Receptacle is now available through Leviton's network of retail and electrical distribution channels, including their online store http://store.leviton.com/. For additional information on Leviton's USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Duplex Receptacle, visit www.leviton.com/usb.

About Leviton Residential
Leviton residential products are the brand most preferred by builders and electrical contractors. Leviton's award winning lighting controls, wiring devices and home automation products help electrical industry professionals and homeowners create smart living environments that deliver energy savings, convenience, reliability and safety. Learn more at www.leviton.com/residential.

About Leviton
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

CONTACT: PR Contact - Jay Sherman, Marketing Director, 631-812-6092, JSherman@leviton.com

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