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    pretty cool wall outlet

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    That is pretty cool

    Surprised there aren't more like them out already.

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    Haha, nice.

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    I just wonder if running an USB cable next to an AC line over a long distance will cause some sort of electrical interference in your PC? Plus you might have to get male to female USB cables or some adapters, the wall socket is made where you just plug an USB cable into the backside. I think the longest USB cable I seen I think was 30 feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    I just wonder if running an USB cable next to an AC line over a long distance will cause some sort of electrical interference in your PC? Plus you might have to get male to female USB cables or some adapters, the wall socket is made where you just plug an USB cable into the backside. I think the longest USB cable I seen I think was 30 feet.
    it's just a 5v power source,it does not connect to anything else other than power in the outlet assy.

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    Add GFI and/or surge protection and you'll be golden!

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    They usually have one GFI for all the kitchen outlets.

    I agree it's pretty cool, just that the cost is probably one tenth to manufacture.

    Here is another interesting one:
    http://www.amazon.com/Ideative-PP100...4K/ref=lh_ni_t

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    Those are all pretty cool. Anything that reduces cable clutter is worth a look no matter what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    it's just a 5v power source,it does not connect to anything else other than power in the outlet assy.
    I realize that the 110 and the USB doesnt connect together anywhere, Im talking about electrical noise created if the USB cable runs parallel to the AC line for too long of a distance.

    Im kind of talking about something like alternator whine created when your car stereo has a bad ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    ...They usually have one GFI for all the kitchen outlets...
    I think it's code in some places that kitchens and bathrooms have GFIs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    I realize that the 110 and the USB doesn’t connect together anywhere, I’m talking about electrical noise created if the USB cable runs parallel to the AC line for too long of a distance.

    I’m kind of talking about something like alternator whine created when your car stereo has a bad ground.
    dude,I did'nt say they connected together.

    I think you're missing something here.

    the usb part of it only goes as far as the outlet.what,maybe an inch ?

    did you think the usb runs through the walls back to a pc ?

    what are you thinking that it runs parallel to the 110 for any length at all ? except for the maybe 1 inch to within the wall outlet itself.

    where do you think the usb goes ? why would there be any long runs ? of the usb ?

    and the second thing about noise,we all plug in our usb wall chargers into the wall outlet anyway without any noise issues.
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    Last edited by Dan; 03-14-12 at 01:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    ...did you think the usb runs through the walls back to a pc ?...

    Yes, where does it go to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    Yes, where does it go to?
    nowhere,it's only for power/charging,it only goes to inside the outlet itself.

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    Let me know when they come out with one that will shave and shower me.
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    Very Cool!! I like it

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    sweet! finally somewhere to plug in the usb Bong!

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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