March 17, 2017 3 min read

Are you cringing thinking of just how messy your bathroom countertops are right now? We spend a lot of time in bathrooms. Women blow dry, straighten, and even curl their hair plus use electric shavers and toothbrushes. Meanwhile men use electric razors and trimmers.  What's more, everything is fighting for counter space. At Docking Drawer, we believe there's a better way to tame and organize that bathroom clutter-and it all begins with an in-drawer power outlet.

What are Docking Drawer Powering Outlets?

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We're so glad you asked!

Docking Drawers are fully tested in-drawer outlet assemblies that can easily be specified into almost any vanity drawer. In fact, we actually make two types of in-drawer powering outlets depending on your needs: Style Drawer and Style Drawer Flush. The Style Drawer and Style Drawer Flush powering outlets are most commonly specified into bathrooms but can be used for kitchen appliances and power tools as well. These outlets feature a 20 amp, GFCI tamper resistant outlet which includes an integrated thermostat that cuts power to the outlet in the event that the surrounding temperature exceeds 120 degrees to minimize any risk or other damage.

Where Should I Install a Docking Drawer Power Outlet?

We love being asked this question! Style Drawer powering outlets are perfect for helping you keep your bathroom organized and the cords associated with various hair care tools such as hair dryers and curling irons, tucked out of sight. Add powering outlets into drawers, as a vertical styling station, and pair withPojjo canisters for a sleek, sophisticated look inside your cabinets. The Style Drawer can be specified into any vanity, no matter how large or small. You can order them factory direct or order cabinetry that comes complete with a Docking Drawer outlet plus a style studio from one of our cabinet partnersDura Supreme Cabinetry,Bellmont Cabinets, andWellborn Cabinets.

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Why a Docking Drawer?

At Docking Drawer, we're proud to have roots in everything from engineering to semiconductor to research. It was to our benefit in the Docking Drawer design stages and it's to your benefit as our customers. That's because unlike popular Pinterest electrical strip hacks, Docking Drawers are purpose built to be safe, reliable, and meet a variety of standards set forth by the government. We're ETL Listed, and best of all our outlets pass the approvals from building inspectors.Docking Drawer outlets are not only safe to use, but they're also innovative and provide a functional source of power while offering a clutter-free aesthetic-DIY hacks can't do that as they don't have interlocking safety features and thermostatic shut-offs.

I'm Not Remodeling My Bathroom. Can I Still Install a Docking Drawer Power Outlet?

Yes! Docking Drawer power outlets can be installed into any project-not just new ones. The issue is space. Typically there is no space available behind the drawer for a Style Drawer Series outlet. To make space available for  Style Drawers, we developed a retrofit panel. The back of the drawer box can be removed or modified and our retrofit panel (or a panel you create yourself) can be inserted to allow your Style Drawer outlet to fit. Need a little assistance with sourcing power to your new outlet? OurElectrical Planning Guide will lay out everything you need to plan your Docking Drawer installation.

I'm Ready to Install a Docking Drawer Power Outlet. Where Do I Begin?

Congratulations! We're really excited to bring you on as a Docking Drawer customer. If you're ready to move forward with an installation, you can always call us to discuss the specifics of your particular installation. Our experts are always in a good mood and would be happy to help you choose the right outlet for your project. That being said, you can also get to work on your own using the two libraries we've created just for our customers.

Docking Drawer Specification Library

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The Docking Drawer Specification Library contains all the technical resources you need to specify an in-drawer outlet such as:

  • Submittal documents
  • Mounting Diagrams detailing dimensions for space planning and receptacle box cut out dimensions
  • DXF and STEP files for importing into 2D and 3D design programs

 
Docking Drawer Installation Library

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The Docking Drawer Installation Library contains all the resources you need to install an in-drawer outlet including:

  • Electrical Planning Guide detailing how to bring in and locate power for an in-drawer outlet
  • Installation planning tips and tricks for narrow drawers, retrofit tips, and more
  • In-Drawer outlet installation instructions
  • Wiring diagrams

Ready to Purchase Your Docking Drawer Powering Outlet?

Docking Drawer outlets can be purchasedonline or through your localcabinet manufacturers andelectrical distributorsWant one-on-one help specifying an outlet into your projects? Request a call from our team using the form below.