Electrical

How to get that heavy AC adapter to stay in the wall

Question:

Dear Hardware Guys,

Do you have a device that will hold my cell phone charger in the wall plug oulet? It falls out all the time even though I had a new wall outlet installed.

Answer:

Dear Steve K.,

We don't know of any type of clamp to hold a cell phone charger into a wall receptacle. But you might try changing the receptacle to a commercial grade duplex receptacle. The inexpensive receptacles on the market today, priced under $1, do not have heavy enough contacts to hold the heavy chargers in place. The commercial grade receptacles have 3 or 4 strong brass blades in each slot to really grip the prongs on the charger or any plug you would insert into it. They are priced around $3.

-- The HardwareGuys