Over the last decade, electrical accessories have had commonalities that most people are aware of: extension boards, surge protectors, gang boxes, light holders, and more.
These accessories made everyday life that much easier. They allowed appliances to reach the power supply in a convenient way, maintained interior aesthetics, and created safe spaces for children. Switchplates and extension boards also held international sockets, for whenever foreign guests arrived and wanted to charge their devices and appliances.
But, towards the end of the decade, as smart devices flooded the market, there came newer necessities such as USB ports and C ports. With these developing needs, there came a need for premium electrical accessories, which support modern life with excellence that the former versions could not achieve.
Here are two examples of them:
1. Premium Spike Guards
A premium spike guard will contain a number of modern necessities like USB and C ports, along with their regular, three-pronged socket receptacles. These are especially useful for home workstations, wherein residents need to use the laptop, smartphone, tablet, mic, headphones, speakers, and more at the same location. These also tend to charge faster than plugging your devices into a laptop or adapter.
A spike guard protects house appliances from electrical spikes. If there is a lightning strike nearby or large fluctuations in the immediate vicinity on account of a nearby factory or even your own high-powered appliance (e.g.: refrigerator), your other devices can accrue damages, some of which may not even be detected until a year later.
A spike guard can prevent this by redirecting the excess current to the grounding line, using metal oxide varistors, gas discharge arrestors, or circuit suppressors. In technical language, they are also called point-of-use surge protectors and they are “backup” to whole-house surge protection through miniature circuit breakers at your main electrical panel.
Most spike guards have an LED indicator light that shows whether their surge protection component is still active.
2. Premium Adapters & Power Cubes:
In one of our previous blog posts, we outlined the ideal locations to arrange electrical outlets in the house. Now, while these layouts are, to an extent, commonly arranged based on essential needs, there will come situations when you might need to adjust.
For example, if guests arrive, having several smartphones to charge and no more sockets to achieve this, you might want to help them with a convenient USB and C port adapter that reaches a far-off electrical outlet.
These adapters, or “power cubes,” can hold several USB and C ports along with several international sockets, serving a wide range of uses for people of many nationalities. These electrical accessories also have LED indicators to let users know if they are functioning.
In the case where neither of these accessories is preferred by your customers, you might want to purchase USB wall sockets, which provide faster charging rates directly from the supply. If you want to know more about all these products, Precision Electricals is an experienced operator in the electrical accessories market in India, and will supply developers and property owners at affordable costs!