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Need some help with my idea (power outlet design)

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staylor97

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Hi, i am doing a project that i will be simulating and not necessarily building it unless it is worth it.

Basically what i am creating is a multi-function/multi-use power outlet. For example this will include it having USB connections or a nightlight built into the plate.
Any other ideas i could incorporate into this design?

also any help in circuitry for adding USB functionally would be greatly appreciated.

thanks.
 

staylor97

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thanks for the replies.. although it would be better to purchase a ready made one, i have to design and simulate this project for my coursework so i do not actually have to build it physically. just would like some guidance in additional functionalities i could add and with circuitry.
 

eTech

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I have a duplex outlet that is designed to plug in an existing duplex outlet. It has two AC outlets, two USB ports with LEDs that flash red while the device is charging. It is also slotted at the top to hold a smartphone while charging. I can easily move it to another room or take to a hotel if needed.

eT
 

staylor97

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i know these are available to purchase and use but i am trying to create my own with a special twist. I just would like any other ideas of functionalities i could add into it. I don't have to build this design physically just show that i can simulate such a system.
 

ronsimpson

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I don't have to build this design physically just show
Sounds like a school project.
I would get a small USB charger and take it apart. Then just say you will add the printed circuit board to you project.
I am looking at these boxes. There is almost enough room to add a USB charger inside.

I found this. Pritty close to what you want.
 

atferrari

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Around here, they sell one including a small led that could be oriented, to serve in an alley or corridor, as a beacon in the dark. Some people use them as night lights for kids.
 
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