Do you know how to install a USB socket? Do you know what are the main advantages of having a USB socket? In this article, we will show you how to correctly install a USB socket module, in addition to showing all the benefits of this equipment. Also learn how to identify the differences and functionality of each one, come on guys!
USB socket: Benefits
The first major advantage is to dispense with the use of adapters to charge devices, that is, you can charge iPod, iPad, iPhone or any other Smartphone, in addition to being able to charge speakers and digital cameras as well.
The use of this USB socket, which can even be sold with dual output, prevents you from using adapters to charge more than one device, since these multiple adapters are almost always not counterfeit, which ends up causing heating at the point of installation, in addition to the risks damage the battery and cell phone.
Most USB sockets have a beautiful and innovative design, as you can see in the image below. And if you wanted to leave the USB socket to match your room, there are models where you can customize the mirror of the socket as you want.
USB socket: What to know?
It is important to understand that there are several USB type outlets on the market, that is, if you choose a bad quality outlet it can cause damage to equipment, in addition to being very dangerous for people who use it.
On the internet, you can find several tutorials that teach you how to make your own USB socket, but this should only serve as a learning experience, because if you use these homemade sockets in your own installation, you will certainly be exposed to a huge risk!
Among the possible damages and risks caused by the use of the handcrafted USB socket, we can mention the following:
- Installation short circuit
- Overheating cables
- Installation point overheating
- Melting cables and components
- Partial or total loss of used devices
- Charge shipping even when the battery is fully charged
- Unnecessary energy expenditure
- Loss of warranty for improper use
- Risks of electric shock
- Risk of burns
Using the sockets manufactured and tested by reliable companies guarantee the quality of the voltage and current level suitable for the devices. This is one of the best ways to avoid the possible damage and accidents mentioned above.
The modular sockets or recessed sockets follow the standard of sockets according to NBR 14136. When the installation of sockets needs to leave any exposed cable, the NR 10 standard requests that electrical cables are always properly insulated. Read the standard topics if you have any questions.
Therefore, for the use of the USB socket to be safe and effective, the connection of the cables must be made correctly, tightening the cables well to prevent heating and leakage of electric current, but how to do this? The walkthrough is very simple and we will explain now!
USB socket: How to install?
The first big difference is that in the USB sockets you do not have the terminal to connect the ground cable, so they are connected only phase and neutral. If you install the USB plug module, along with a normal plug module, you must connect the phase, neutral and ground cable to the normal plug, bypassing the phase and neutral cables to the USB plug. Finally, just attach the mirror to the box and that’s it, the USB socket can now be used!
In this video below the Mundo da Elétrica channel you can see this step by step that we teach here and you will see that it is a very simple procedure, but it must be done with great care. In the video you will also know several warnings about the incorrect use of these sockets, worth checking out!
Do you have USB sockets in your installation? What advantages and disadvantages can you mention? Leave your opinion in the comments and we will continue debating on this subject and learning more and more.