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New Devices Require New Outlets to Perform at Their Best

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Just because your new smartphone or tablet didn’t come with a USB Type-C™ charging cable doesn’t mean it isn’t PD-enabled and able to take advantage of all the benefits associated with PD. Let’s discuss the details.

In a nutshell, Power Delivery is a revolutionary technology that supplies a high level of power, delivering faster, safer charging to PD-enabled devices such as phones, tablets and laptops. The catch? You need 3 elements to make it work:

  • A PD-enabled smartphone, tablet or laptop (see list below)
  • A Type-C connector on your charging cable to accommodate the higher level of power without damaging or overheating your device. For example, you can purchase a Lightning-to-C cable for Apple devices
  • A USB PD-enabled charger such as the Leviton USB Type-C with Power Delivery In-Wall Charger Outlet, which provides up to 30 watts of power on a single port.

The advantage? You don’t need an adapter (brick). The Type-C connector inserts directly into the port on the USB outlet.

Following is a list of devices that are PD-enabled*:


So if you’ve already upgraded to the latest phone, tablet or laptop – or plan to do so in the near future – be sure to upgrade your charging cable to one that has a Type-C connector and upgrade your USB Charger device to a Leviton USB Type-C with Power Delivery In-Wall Charger Outlet to get the fastest, safest charge. There’s no time to waste.

For more detailed information on USB charging technology in English, check out our “Charging Technology From A to PD” blog.

*This is not a complete listing of PD-enabled devices. If you are unsure if your device is PD-enabled, please contact the manufacturer directly.

** Need to ensure that the charger being used can reach that power level or higher.

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