In-Wall USB Charger Mod is an Awesome Idea

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ericha

This is a horribly bad idea.  "Wall Warts" are designed to be cooled by the ambient air around them, which naturally moves around a hot object.  If you put the charger in the wall, there is no airflow to cool it.  This could potentially start a fire inside the wall!  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD ANYONE DO THIS!!!!!!

 

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lien_meat

and also, why the hell would you completely get rid of the regular plug?  USB doesn't power appliances...and I believe the max wattage for usb is 5 watts...which just isn't enough for anything besides small devices.  just stupid idea.

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GoldenMonkey

I agree. This is completely useless. Why not just leave the USB ports plugged in regularly so you can still have access to the wall outlets when you need them.

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Scootiep

I'm gonna agree with the rest of you as well. A simple adapter that you plug into a wall socket would be far less of a hassle/danger/inconvenience to deal with. This outlet swap really is a stupid idea.

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CleverBullet

just put a fan in the wall then!

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ChuvelxD

You my friend, are a party pooper.  Please go elsewhere with your common sense.  We have no need of it here...

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tri8gman

I'd rather have the USB as an addition rather than having the outlets entirely replaced. The usefulness of the outlet has gone down dramatically. Where once I could plug my laptop or even a sizeable appliance, I can only plug in small electronics. However it is a very interesting idea.

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