Why Accessible Power Outlets Are Important
Have you ever stopped to think about how many times a day you touch your phone? I’ll give you a hint. According to Business Insider, the average cell phone user touches his or her phone 2,617 times every day. That seems crazy, right? Well, some of us (top 10% of those studied) make contact more than 5,400 times a day! So, suffice it to say there’s no going back, our phones are part of us now. They are just like an extension of our body! So what to do when your battery is low?! Panic.
Since staying connected is now such a big priority for personal and professional reasons, staying within reach of a power source is important. Accessibility issues can often dictate how we travel, not wanting to leave without a full charge for fear of not being able to plug in again. Providing public charging stations and accessible power outlets is becoming an extremely important element of commercial design. Luckily, we are no longer limited to wall plates. Today, there are numerous types of power outlets and USB charging hubs that can be installed in any type of furniture.
Installing power into furniture adds value and convenience to any design, and people are actually coming to expect to be able to plug in their devices to recharge. In today’s world, everything is designed to satisfy the costumer. Lack of convenient power access points can often be associated with a poor customer experience. Let’s not forget employees too – they need to stay connected too while on site. So, it’s time to rethink commercial design and give more charging options to you, your customers, and your employees.
Mockett has power grommets for every application to install into all types of furniture – power, data, USB, all your standard connections all under one roof. With a variety of different mounting options to boot, you’ll find exactly what you need for your custom install. So let’s dive in and take a look at some of the most popular power grommet options:
Recessed Power Grommet – One word. Versatility. These surface mount grommets can be installed into any table or desktop for traditional usage or into cabinetry, walls, or even installed into sofas and chairs for the ultimate in convenience. This power grommet style provides a practical solution for any functional furniture design.
Pop-up Power Grommet – Everyone is amazed with pop up outlets. Press to pop up, press down to hide away. You will love it. Such a subtle yet brilliant design solution for all your charging needs. Add the element of surprise and put convenient power within reach on any surface. Perfect for that sleek look because the power outlet can be hidden when not in use.
Under Desk and Edge Mount – Practical and convenient, these power outlets dock on the back of the desk or are installed under the front edge of the desk. Easy to install and most do not require drilling, so these are great for temporary setups and quick and easy pop up offices. Or put power out of sight but within reach on permanent installations too!
Tabletop Power Supply – Best for personal use on your own private work desk either at home or at the office, or a power supply that you carry with you on the go to power up while working on the road. When the public space you are operating in was kind enough to supply wall outlets but not surface-mounted power grommets where you can work comfortably, you may need an extension from that wall duplex to bring your work and charging options closer to where you actually need it.
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