February 11, 2019 2 min read
At Docking Drawer, we're always striving to keep our place as the market-leader for in-drawer electrical outlets. Always on the leading edge of innovation, our products are like nothing else available out there. And so it's no surprise that we're stepping up to the plate, obtaining CSA certifications for our Power Outlets, allowing us to provide in-drawer powering solutions for any drawer or application (ETC) to the Canadian marketplace.
This is a huge feat—one that we fought for with months of research, testing, trial and error—until we ultimately found success. Currently, only our USB Charging outlets are CSA certified meaning they're approved for use in Canada. But soon, we'll be giving our Canadian friends the gift of power, too!
Docking Drawer currently offers USB-only Charging outlets called Docking Drawer Blade USB to the Canadian marketplace, which meet the required CSA 22.2 standards. These are perfect for creating in-drawer charging stations, keeping technology charged & countertop cord clutter to a minimum.
It's important to note that AC outlets are not allowed in a drawer unless the outlet is de-energized when a drawer is closed. Up until now, there was no standardized way to do this. And so, individuals would resort to switches or photovoltaics—neither of which was ever tested for safety standards. Plus, with time, both solutions can become uncalibrated, which can cause big safety problems.
But now, Docking Drawer is offering a solution. By integrating our Style Drawer Blade with the all-new Docking Drawer Interlock box, we created the first ever in-drawer outlet that complies with the CEC and therefore will pass inspections in Canada. The Interlock Box (Click here for the Style Drawer Blade Interlock Box Literature) measures the position of the drawer box and cuts power to the outlet when the drawer starts to close. Simple. Smart. Safe. It's the Docking Drawer standard and we're thrilled to bring it to our friends in Canada.
In the image above, see our Style Drawer Blade series in-drawer Power outlets (NOT FLUSH SERIES), when combined with the new Style Drawer interlock box. Together, this in-drawer outlet is CSA certified and allowable for in-drawer outlet installations in Canada.
These outlets are ideal for hair dryers, curling irons, and anything requiring up to 20 amps of current. To be an early adopter, inquire, or to order, call Adam or Paul at 530-205-3625.
Also new for Canada, is the first ever powered vertical organizer the is CSA approved called the Style Drawer Vertical Organizer by Docking Drawer, which will premiere at KBIS in 2019. Engineered specifically to be a powered drawer organizer, it's the first of its kind. And while most Vertical Organizers are adapted from a variety our glides and materials, ours also purpose built, ships fully assembled so it can just be taken out of the box and installed.
The Style Drawer Blade powering outlets, standard in Style Drawer Vertical Organizers, feature an interlocking UL Listed thermostat that automatically cuts power to the outlet in the event that the surrounding temperature exceeds 120ËšF.
Our new line of Powering outlets for Canada will come equipped with an automatic shut off which will de energize the drawer when it starts to close satisfying the Canadian Electrical Code, section 26-710 (h).