Albany, NY, US
The Hilti gun is about $100 and I have switched to that for my renovations and remodeling business. It allows me to leave the gun on the shelf for months at a time without any problem.
There are obviously a number of positives about these USB outlets, but there are a few negatives also.
- Apple iphones and ipads will charge faster from an Apple charger as they have a wiring change from the standard USB plug that allows them to charge at 2A. They will charge safely from a standard USB but it will be slower.
- I doubt that USB chargers will be prevalent 10 years from now. While I am likely to swap this outlet out if I no longer use it, most homeowners wouldn't.
- The transformer does use power, and unlike normal chargers there is no way to unplug it. Power usage is relatively low, ranging from about 60-200 mw. This adds up though, especially if the charger is no longer being used.
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