Almost all modern households will accommodate the same type of power outlets, whether double, single or even quad; they all work in the same way. With the way technology is moving and the more new appliances and devices we have, there is a strong demand for more powerpoints throughout every home. Even though additionals outlets are required, some homes are still cheaply built as contractors are underquoting to win the jobs. The expenses will soon be passed down to the owner when installing new powerpoints in their new property. Installing additional powerpoints can be straightforward or demand a couple of hours worth of man labour.
It will all depend on the length of the cable run, access from the power supply to the new PowerPoint, if external ducting or conduit is required, and the type brand of the power outlet.
Today’s market, saturated with different types and brands of powerpoints, from Clipsal Iconic, Classic series, 2000 series and the popular Saturn series. One of our go-to products, Clipsal Iconic, as the skins can be easily removed. Skin colours can range from classic white, black, silver and even light pink in all types of switches and powerpoints. Other reliable and recommended power outlets would be Le Grands Excel and Hagers Silhouette, but another of our featured Powerpoints would be HPM’s Linea. The linea has a slimmer profile from the standard power outlet, can blend more easily into walls, and a choice of brighter colours. They also have a range of colour plates which are easy to remove from the outlet.
Nowadays, we have so many types of powerpoints that the outlets get more intelligent as technology moves forward. The USB power outlet is popular by demand; the days of the power adaptor to charge devices seem to have had its day. The USB is similar to a double PowerPoint; the only differentiation would be the two USB ports, allowing you to plug the charging lead into the ports. The quad outlet features four power plugs instead of the standard two. It is a highly sought product, great above the kitchen benchtop for additional appliances and behind the TV unit for all other electrical devices.