New Combination USB Charger With Duplex Receptacle Offers Fast, Convenient Charging

Solution includes 2.1A USB charging ports compatible with most electronic components

PEACHTREE CITY, GA, August 28, 2012 - Cooper Wiring Devices, a leading electrical wiring device manufacturer for industrial, commercial and residential applications, is providing users with a simple solution to charge a wide range of electronic devices with its new USB Duplex Tamper Resistant (TR) receptacle. Replacing the standard AC duplex receptacle, the commercial grade receptacle eliminates the need for bulky adapters by including two integrated USB charging ports rated at 2.1A to quickly and easily charge virtually any electronic device.

The all new Combination USB Charger is ideal for both commercial and residential applications and is available in both 15A and 20A. Tamper Resistant shutters provide code compliance with 2011 NEC® Article 406.12 and offer a safer alternative by resisting the insertion of foreign objects that could cause electrical shock. The commercial grade device also features pre-stripped wire leads for easy installation; an LED indicator light that notifies users when a device is connected; and is available in five different color options to seamlessly fit into any new or existing design.

"Building on the successes of our Award Winning Combination USB Charger launched in 2011, we are pleased to introduce our Combination USB Duplex Tamper Resistant Receptacle," said Laura Ulz, President Cooper Wiring Devices. "As a company, we remain committed to the continued development of innovative products of excellence."

The Combination USB Charger from Cooper Wiring Devices provides fast, convenient charging for commercial applications and is cULus listed to UL498 and UL1310, File No. E15058. Its 2.1A charging capability makes it easy to quickly charge virtually any applicable electronic component including tablets, smart phones, e-readers, mp3 players, cameras and more.

To learn more about the Combination USB Charger with Duplex Tamper Resistant Receptacle or any of the great solutions offered by Cooper Wiring Devices, visit

About Cooper Wiring Devices

Cooper Wiring Devices, a trusted name in electrical products, features Arrow Hart commercial and industrial solutions, CORE Lighting Controls, residential wiring devices and Cooper Interconnect industrial, military, aerospace, and subsea connectivity solutions. Cooper Wiring Devices is committed to providing products that increase productivity, energy efficiency, safety at work and in the home, and provide reliable performance. Cooper Interconnect, a Cooper Wiring Devices' business unit, is a leading manufacturer of sophisticated interconnect solutions for demanding environments and features well-known brands such as G&H, WPI, Burton, General Connector brands, Cam-Lok, and Thorkom. A subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), Cooper Wiring Devices is headquartered in Peachtree City, GA with international manufacturing and distribution facilities. For more information on Cooper Wiring Devices visit

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion. Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands, including Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2011 sixty-two percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011. For more information, visit the website at

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