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Old 07-17-2017, 12:00 PM   #1
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Counter top Pop Up electrical outlet

One observation my DW made was there is no outlet to plug the coffee maker into on the kitchen counter of the Isata 3. I guess you have to run an extension cord from underneath the upper cabinet down to the counter top.

I saw this one on another MH & thought it might work on the Isata 3.

Here's the specs on it:
$59.84 Providing a practical solution to power and charging needs, giving you access to power outlets and then neatly retracts, hidden from view. Unit must be plugged into an electrical outlet with GFCI protection.
Features include:
Attractive black plastic housing.
Specially designed handle for easy pull-out.
No wiring necessary, easy to install and features a 6' power cord.
2 - AC receptacles, 120V / 60Hz.
2 - USB 2.1A charging/data ports, charge via 120V.
12 amp.
Requires 12" space under work surface.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:15 PM   #2
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That actually looks pretty cool

The "where" might be a consideration ... some countertops will see plenty of water - spillage - mess ... while others would be excellent for placement.

(Edit/add) - "generally" USB charge ports tend to be not-long-lived.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:26 PM   #3
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We have our Kerig plugged into just that outlet you mentioned and put a small command clip to hold it out of the way. My only concern adding the outlet you posted would be using up any precious counter top space that is already limited. Will follow to see where you located it.
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We have our Kerig plugged into just that outlet you mentioned and put a small command clip to hold it out of the way. My only concern adding the outlet you posted would be using up any precious counter top space that is already limited. Will follow to see where you located it.
Ya, that's a real concern. I did see one on-line that was flush with the counter top when not in use. Not sure why there isn't a wall outlet in the kitchen area.

We're still in the looking stage before we order a Sprinter. Hope we're not causing any trouble

Regarding the USB port, there was a model that only had a 120v outlet. Here's the info on that:
$55.61 Carlon RWSR Retractable Work Surface Receptacle, With 6' AC Power Cord, Black RWSR Item: 0067676 Cat: RWSR Mfr: Carlon UPC: 034481009849



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Old 07-17-2017, 02:03 PM   #5
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Our new cardinal 3250 RL has this little feature in the counter top. Very handy for a coffee pot or slow cooker
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:04 PM   #6
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Considerably more expensive, but we put a couple of these in when we had our granite counters put in our home. They are good for spills and have held up beautifully.

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Old 07-17-2017, 02:16 PM   #7
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I have this in my 5er and it works great. Came already installed
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Our coffee pot doesn't have a very long cord, but it's long enough to plug into that under cabinet outlet. I would want to make sure any added outlets in the kitchen sink area were protected by a GFCI.
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I have an Isata 3 and have no trouble plugging in the coffee maker to the outlets under the cabinets. It isn't very far and my cord is pretty short on the coffee maker. Additionally I found a coffee maker that only draws 900 watts so it can be run on my inverter so you don't have to worry about the quiet hours for the generator in the morning.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:15 PM   #10
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This looks like a really good idea except:
1. Longevity. This is a slide mechanism and it would have to be held from the back while plugging a cord into the outlet, then holding it from the back to unplug. Some plugs can be pretty difficult to seat/unseat. Reviews of similar devices state they may be cheaply made.
2. "Unit must be plugged into an electrical outlet with GFCI protection". Unless this is installed by the factory, there are no outlets concealed under the counter or inside the kitchen cabinets. This would also be true for a bricks and mortar install. Wiring could be a challenge.
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