Packaging

The Power2U outlet comes in a very simple yet effective package. The majority of the front face is dominated by the actual device and faceplate that you will see on your wall once you’ve installed the outlet and a bright red circle in the upper right-hand corner denoting the circuit amperage the outlet is rated for. Since the Power2U is available in four colors (White sample provided), you can easily choose the one that is right for your home. As always, verify whether the outlet you are replacing is connected to a 15A or 20A circuit in your breaker/fuse panel before purchasing to save yourself some headaches.

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Flipping the package over reveals the back of the device with the provided information and installation guide encased in clear plastic. Along with this is a small write-up laying out the Power2U outlet’s intentions to provide power and charging capability to up to four devices, even the more power hungry tablets and iDevices we may own.

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Staying with the back face of the packaging if you pay just a little bit of attention you will find the “easy open” lip in the top left corner. For anyone whom has ever tried to open anything packaged in a similar hard plastic vacuum sealed manner this is amazing. No knives or scissors needed, simply pull and your open. It is a feature I would like to see on pretty much everything packaged in this manner and it shows that Newer Technology was thinking about more than just their product.

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Deb0 replied the topic: #30629 11 May 2013 20:34
With all of the focus on gadgets and how to charge them Other World Computing sent us a much more direct solution. Check out the Power2U wall outlet and see what you think.
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Arxon replied the topic: #30644 12 May 2013 04:37
mem0man, what problems did you have with the size? was it the depth or the width. Really thinking about buying one of these for our kitchen where we charge our devices.
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L0rdG1gabyt3 replied the topic: #30647 12 May 2013 07:14
My boss did a kind of sudo review on one of these a few weeks ago..
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.589151...8881598457100&type=1

He commented that "The only complaint we see comes from the depth requirements of the device requiring the use of an extended depth 16 cubic inch gem box, meaning most existing wall boxes are too shallow to accommodate the new outlet."

Other than that they seem to be great! In fact, if you live in the Ft. Wayne area, we have them in stock! ;)
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Deb0 replied the topic: #30649 12 May 2013 07:19
It really is the depth (Its larger then a standard GFCI) but 18 and 20 boxes are more common the newer your house is. Still, if you really want one somewhere "old work" boxes are not expensive, nor are they hard to install.

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