The ECA Drifter typically rests on a table or desktop but includes optional mounting hardware should you decide to drill through the tabletop and attach the unit permanently.
- 360º access to power outlets and USB charging ports
- (3) 15A 120 volt tamper resistant power receptacles
- (6) charging ports for USB compatible devices (USB rating: 2100 mA 5V/DC)
- Available in Glossy Black, Glossy White, and Silver Pearl finishes
- 108″ power cord with magnetic catch for storage
- Measures 10″ diameter x 2.85″ tall
- Weighs 6lbs
- ETL listed
The Cove series of power data outlets from Electri-Cable Assemblies are sleek, simple designs that put power receptacles and USB ports within arm’s reach, whether you’re seated at your desk workstation or near a support column or piece of furniture in a general meeting space. Gone are the days of crawling under your desk or around corners to find power outlets or network cables with the easy, convenient Cove power data grommet installed right in your desktop. For larger tables in conference rooms or training facilities, please visit our ECA power data table trough grommets featuring power outlets and data or video connections suitable for large groups during meetings or presentations.
Power Data Modules with Active USB connectors capable of charging electronic devices are becoming more common than even a year ago. For several years, our computers and laptops have been built standard with Active USB connectors—connectors capable of charging portable devices with a USB cable. The feature slowly trickled to power data modules (very slowly); but, as of 2013 the active USB connector is now available or standard on nearly all power data modules. What’s the big deal about active USB you may ask? Well, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware that USB connectors were initially only capable of data transfer with very little power capability. This limited capability was also the norm in power data modules. With the onset of active USB, not only could the connectors transfer data, but they could also power or charge devices. Now with active USB connectors available for conference/workstation table mounted, desktop mounted, and freestanding power data modules, users have access to charging for their phones, music players, and other portable devices anywhere they go. No more having to bring your USB cable and your power cord for you devices. Just bring your USB cable and you’re set.
Active USB connectors are not required in units where it is not standard. If you have a strong, irrational aversion to active USB connectors, you can still opt for passive USB connectors in your power data module. Keep in mind that it is best to future proof your power data modules (really anything for that matter) to save on the cost of upgrading in the future. Future upgrading of connectors could entail replacing a telecom plate or replacing the entire unit. Who knows what the future holds; however, it is best to err on the side of caution and make active USB connectors your go to for power data modules.
Power data boxes are fabricated in many form factors, not all of which are boxes. Often when customers are searching for a power data box, they believe they are restricted to a box shaped form factor that will drop into a cut out in the center of their table. While this is one of the options available for a power data box, there are quite a few other options. Let’s take a trip through the land of power data boxes. Keep all hands and feet inside the coach at all times.
• Desktop Power Data Box: The desktop power data box is what most customers imagine when they begin their journey for a power data box for their desk or conference table. The desktop power data box requires a cut out in the table top where the power data box will be inserted. A lid on the power data box conceals the power receptacles, data connectors, and any cables that are feeding from the user’s laptop or computer into the desktop power data box. This power data box type is available with 2, 4, or 8 power receptacles.
• Under Desk Power Data Box: The under desk power data box requires a cut out in the table just like the desktop power data box, but the under desk power data box mounts under the desk. I would’ve told you how easy this stuff is in the beginning, but you wouldn’t have believed me. That is literally the difference between the two. And the under desk power data box does not include a lid; but, one is available as an option. Some under desk power data boxes can also be installed in the apron of a desk or conference table.
• Table Trough Power Data Box: Table troughs are much larger power data boxes meant for large conference or training tables. Each can accommodate from 6 to 12 users. They mount in a cut out much like the desktop power data boxes; you’ll just need a much larger cut out in most cases.
• Pop Up/Flip Up Power Data Box: I won’t insult your intelligence by telling you how these operate. Ok, I will. These power data boxes either flip up to expose the power receptacles and data connectors or pop up (either manually or mechanically) to expose the power receptacles and data connectors. Pop up power data boxes are unique in that the remaining piece of wood from your table top cut out can be installed on top of the power data box.
One last type that really doesn’t need its own category is the freestanding power data box. Suffice it to say this power data box type does not require a table top cut out. It stands freely on the table top or on the floor for larger units. So that’s power data boxes in a nutshell. I could’ve just said they’re not all box shaped, but I tend to be a bit wordy. Happy trails.