Advantages of USB sockets in the office

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Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From industrial to residential settings, we work across sectors to provide top quality electrical and lighting solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the benefits of USB sockets in the office.

What are USB sockets?

USB sockets are plug sockets that also include one or two USB power points as well as standard plug points. This means that the USB cable itself can plug directly into the wall, without needing to find a three pronged plug to connect with.

What are the advantages of USB sockets in the office?

For an office environment, installing USB sockets is becoming and increasingly popular option, and this can be very beneficial. In fact, USB sockets can bring a range of advantages, including:

  • Multiple power points- with a USB power point added to the wall socket you can power an electronic device from both the standard plug, and the USB power point at the same time. This means that a standard two point wall socket can now accommodate four electronic devices at once, freeing up your socket space around the room. When you have multiple laptops, printers, tablets and other devices to plug in in the office, this can help use space more effectively.
  • Safer working environment- most offices need to rely on extension cords and cables to supply enough sockets in the space to provide the necessary power. Using USB sockets can decrease this reliance on extension cables and reduce the risks of slips, trips and falls that are associated with the trailing cords and cables. It is also very easy to accidentally overload a socket when using extension cables, and this means that electric shocks and fires can occur. USB sockets can again reduce this risk.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Walker Electrical.