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Legrand Introduces New Pass & Seymour® Duplex USB Charger for Residential Market

New Decorator Duplex USB Charger Targets Residential Market With Enhanced Charging Capabilities


SYRACUSE, NY, October 4, 2013—Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the availability of its new Pass & Seymour Decorator Duplex USB Charger. The new charger further extends Legrand’s already extensive USB device line offering.

Launched specifically for residential and multiple dwelling units, the Pass & Seymour Decorator Duplex USB Charger features an improved overall 3.1A USB charging capability. It is available in 15A and 20A 125V versions. The Combination AC duplex receptacles include two 5-volt DC USB ports that work with USB 2.0 and 3.0 compatible devices.

Safety is an important aspect of the new chargers and the AC receptacles come with a patented tamper-resistant shutter system preventing the improper insertion of foreign objects as a standard feature.

The Pass & Seymour Decorator Duplex USB Charger has stainless steel auto-ground clips, which assure a positive ground, and a zinc-plated ground terminal screw. The screw-pressure-plate back wiring makes installation fast and easy. Its back and side wire terminals can easily fit #14 AWG - #10 AWG stranded and solid wire.

“The USB powered device market is surging ahead with significant growth and now there is even a wider selection of products for consumers to choose from. Many households have more than one device that needs to be charged on a regular basis. With our new USB charging device aimed at the residential market we aim to capitalize on this growing opportunity,” said Thomas Roy Sr., product line manager, Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems Division.

The new charger is cULus listed and complies with UL 498, UL 1310, CSA C22.2 No. 42, CSA C22.2 No. 223 test requirements. It is available in a variety of colors including, black, white, ivory, light almond and nickel-plated.

Amongst the many products that the Pass & Seymour Decorator Duplex USB Charger can power up include:

  • Bluetooth Headsets
  • Digital Cameras
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • Kindle
  • Mobile Phones
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Smartphones
  • Sony PlayStation Vita
  • Tablets
  • GPS, and much more

Legrand also offers a number of commercial grade USB charging solutions.

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About Legrand

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us