Eaton’s New 2-gang Switched Sockets with USB Ports Make It Easy to Stay Charged

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MANCHESTER … Power Management Company Eaton has upgraded its wiring accessories offering for residential and commercial buildings with the launch of a switched socket with USB ports. The PREMERA and COPA 2-gang switched sockets have two USB ports to provide a convenient and safe charging solution for tablets, mobile phones and other electronic devices.

EA005954 - USB 2-gang socket - Image1 copy“Technological advances in handheld smart devices mean they are now an essential part of most people’s daily lives at work and at home. However, the level of technology included also means that many such devices require frequent charging and it is clear that there is an urgent demand for sockets that facilitate the easy charging of multiple devices at the same time without using conversion plugs. That is why Eaton has improved its PREMERA and COPA 2-gang sockets to provide access to power using either traditional plugs or USB devices,” said Phil Williams, Product Marketing Manager, Eaton.

The shuttered USB outlets ensure that no foreign bodies enter the sockets, providing a secure plug-in to prevent damage to the USB connector whilst offering a dual charging capability with a powerful 2.6A output, spread between the two USB sockets. The output complies to the latest standards for USB sockets BS EN 62368-1:2014 as well as EMC standards EN5022, EN55024 and EN61000-3-2/3.

The 2-gang switched socket can be used to substitute an existing outlet and also makes an ideal choice for new residential and commercial installations. It is available in a range of finishes including PREMERA white moulded finish and eight luxury COPA clip-on plate finish options making it suitable for use in a wide range of interiors.

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Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 99,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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