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R&D focuses on combination outlets

 

Switches, USB ports and sockets for TV and Internet are integrated in recent releases.

 

TOP TRENDS

 

  • Various add-ons: More wall power sockets from China are fitted with switches that allow users to stop the flow of electricity to a device without unplugging. Several recent releases also have outlets for TV and Internet, and a number feature USB ports suitable for charging MP3 players, PDAs and mobile phones.
  • Greater durability: Several enterprises are combining plastic and metal to enhance the rigidity of the plate. In the high-end segment, a few are adopting PC from Germany-based Bayer to produce fire- and impact-resistant designs.
  • Performance & aesthetic upgrades: More companies are opting for bronze terminals instead of bronze-plated steel versions to improve electrical conductivity. For greater visual appeal, a number are designing plastic plates to look like ceramic or wood.
  • Price trend: Suppliers raised product quotes by 3 to 5 percent in the first few months of 2012 due to higher labor costs and the strong yuan. In 2H12, markups of up to 5 percent will likely be implemented for the same reasons.


Wall power socket

 


 Wall power socket

Product gallery

CEA Group Electric Co. Ltd
Model: W326
Description: Bakelite plate; single-pole, 1-gang socket; 13A; white

 Wall power socket

Fuzhou Elegance Electric Co. Ltd
Model: EE-EV
Description: ABS plate; 10 to 16A; in various colors; CE

 Wall power socket

Fuzhou Sekuro Electrical Appliance Co. Ltd
Model: P1228
Description: PC plate; 250V; 15A

 Wall power socket

Soben Electric Appliances Co. Ltd Guangdong
Model: SSM14472
Description: PC from Germany-based Bayer, steel; fire-resistant

 Wall power socket

ViewKuan Electronic Products Mfg
Model: ZC001-1[Universal]
Description: Universal socket; 5V 500mA USB charger; RoHS

 Wall power socket

Wenzhou Mvava Electric Co. Ltd
Model: M331
Description: PC plate; silver contact; two screws; BS 3676


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All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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