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BG Masterplug twin pack USB double socket brushed steel £14.99 @ Argos C&C

£14.99 @ Argos
As above Not a bad price for the brushed steel type. Could be useful for some. Free up your sockets! Double power socket with USB charging, allows sockets to be used for appliances, rather…
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2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago
As above

Not a bad price for the brushed steel type.

Could be useful for some.

Free up your sockets! Double power socket with USB charging, allows sockets to be used for appliances, rather than chargers. 2.1A USB charger ideal for mobile phones, tablets and MP3's.
Double 2 gang, plug socket.
Suitable for indoor usage.
Colour coded in-line terminals with captive screws included.
Fixings included for assembly.
Size H8.6, W14.6, D3.5cm.
EAN: 5782829.
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2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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1 Like #1
ordered
#2
good price. I got these when they were 2 of 25 at wickes
#3
Why are there never any single USB socket offers? Good find though
3 Likes #4
white ones available aswell for £9.99

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/5586220
#5
KentishLad
Why are there never any single USB socket offers? Good find though
Screwfix do them.
#6
In the process of refurbing the house, ordered 10 sets. Might be overkill but you can never have too many sockets. Thanks OP, it was worth procrastinating.
1 Like #7
Iancrz
white ones available aswell for £9.99http://www.argos.co.uk/product/5586220
Thanks, just the ticket.
1 Like #8
what amps does this give when two devices are connected? DO both get 2.1A ?
1 Like #9
golf_r32
what amps does this give when two devices are connected? DO both get 2.1A ?

Interesting post about the whites ones - output is shared - probably applies to these as well, as they are same make. Seems like these are false economy.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/bg-double-socket-with-2-usb-ports-2-1a-twin-pack-9-99-argos-2611770


Edited By: tightpants on Feb 03, 2017 10:20
1 Like #10
just collected yesterday silver one. just wondering why the original price of silver is 25 and white is 15 and now both reduced by 10 and 5, apart from color i am not seeing any difference am I missing anything?
1 Like #11
tightpants
golf_r32
what amps does this give when two devices are connected? DO both get 2.1A ?
Interesting post about the whites ones - output is shared - probably applies to these as well, as they are same make. Seems like these are false economy.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/bg-double-socket-with-2-usb-ports-2-1a-twin-pack-9-99-argos-2611770

Thanks, won't be buying now!
1 Like #12
Sharing 2A isn't a problem considering most chargers people use are only 1A anyway. I don't see the major issue.
2 Likes #13
I don't know about that. Most modern devices use more than 1A and will show "slow charging" if you use less than 2.1A.

Depends what you plan to plug in I guess.
1 Like #14
golf_r32
I don't know about that. Most modern devices use more than 1A and will show "slow charging" if you use less than 2.1A.
Depends what you plan to plug in I guess.
just to put minds at rest my iPhone 6 only come with a 1A charger and that's fine, I also charge my iPad mini 2 (whilst at work) with the same 1A charger and that still charges fine just a bit slower.
1 Like #15
golf_r32
I don't know about that. Most modern devices use more than 1A and will show "slow charging" if you use less than 2.1A.

Depends what you plan to plug in I guess.


​Check any phone chargers, tablet chargers and anything else that had a USB end, most won't be 2A. Heck most companies even sell additional 'fast chargers' as extras as they bundle cheapo 1A ones with their products.
3 Likes #16
Slow charging is better for the battery too
#17
Rob_B
Sharing 2A isn't a problem considering most chargers people use are only 1A anyway. I don't see the major issue.

True!, I agree ...

Unless it's an iPhone?.
4 Likes #18
Shinoke
Slow charging is better for the battery too

2.1amp is still slow charging.
#19
Yeah this are not that good had some slow charge never use the usb any more
#20
So do these use power when nothing connected?
#21
Yep, a miniscule amount but they are never fully off. Same with all USB wall sockets, I've not seen a switched one yet.
1 Like #22
Rob_B
Yep, a miniscule amount but they are never fully off. Same with all USB wall sockets, I've not seen a switched one yet.


​i worked this out the other day to be 25p approx per year for each double socket. buttons!
3 Likes #23
Rob_B
golf_r32
I don't know about that. Most modern devices use more than 1A and will show "slow charging" if you use less than 2.1A.
Depends what you plan to plug in I guess.
​Check any phone chargers, tablet chargers and anything else that had a USB end, most won't be 2A. Heck most companies even sell additional 'fast chargers' as extras as they bundle cheapo 1A ones with their products.

Wat. What sort of devices are you buying to come with cheap adapters? The last charger I saw that was below 1A was a 0.7A model with the samsung galaxy S1. Chromecasts come with 1A, my blackberry priv came with 1.3A, oneplus one was 2A, nexus 4 was 1.5A, nvidia note 7 (cheap and got rebranded a lot) was 2A with 1.6A actual output, shield tablet is 2A, nexus 6p is 3A, you get the idea.

Also separate note, 'fast chargers' generally mean they're using some fast charging tech like qualcomm's quickcharge (proprietary) or USB Power Delivery (open) to supply a voltage higher than 5V, up to 20V in fact.
2 Likes #24
Whilst it might be questionable whether or not these have enough amperage for modern devices as they are under par already (My iPad Air 2 charges at 3a as shown by my USB tester) there is no question that it won't be long before these are going to be way under par. So if I had my iPad & Droid plugged in, already it would be charging at well under half the rate.

Using QC 3.0 at present which does 9v at 2.4a on my Droid.

Give it just a year or two and these things will only be charging all your devices at a fraction of the speed of your bundled charger. It seems to me that these are the sort of things you'd want to future proof, at least for a little while, due to the effort in changing them over.

I mean it's fine for overnight charging, but I'd rather just get a good plug-in multi USB.
1 Like #25
RoryJoe
It seems to me that these are the sort of things you'd want to future proof, at least for a little while, due to the effort in changing them over.
I you're a competent DIY'er then £7.50 a pop (or £5 for the plastic versions) and 5 minutes of time isn't the end of the world. Then again if your going to be paying an electrician to do it then look at something a bit better.
#26
CampGareth
Rob_B
golf_r32
I don't know about that. Most modern devices use more than 1A and will show "slow charging" if you use less than 2.1A.
Depends what you plan to plug in I guess.
​Check any phone chargers, tablet chargers and anything else that had a USB end, most won't be 2A. Heck most companies even sell additional 'fast chargers' as extras as they bundle cheapo 1A ones with their products.
Wat. What sort of devices are you buying to come with cheap adapters? The last charger I saw that was below 1A was a 0.7A model with the samsung galaxy S1. Chromecasts come with 1A, my blackberry priv came with 1.3A, oneplus one was 2A, nexus 4 was 1.5A, nvidia note 7 (cheap and got rebranded a lot) was 2A with 1.6A actual output, shield tablet is 2A, nexus 6p is 3A, you get the idea.
Also separate note, 'fast chargers' generally mean they're using some fast charging tech like qualcomm's quickcharge (proprietary) or USB Power Delivery (open) to supply a voltage higher than 5V, up to 20V in fact.

This years nexus's are 3amp so they can charge quickly.
#27
easy to convert a single socket into a double?
#28
goldenboyuk
easy to convert a single socket into a double?
If you're asking the question then no, its wont be easy for you.
You could use something like this http://www.superlecdirect.com/p-prw091-scolmore-pattress-surface-back-box-1-gang-to-2-gang-convertor?gclid=COGy85Cb9NECFUI_GwodTtgMCw but a deeper version although you may find the cables will be too short to re-connect.
#29
zaax
CampGareth
Rob_B
golf_r32
I don't know about that. Most modern devices use more than 1A and will show "slow charging" if you use less than 2.1A.
Depends what you plan to plug in I guess.
​Check any phone chargers, tablet chargers and anything else that had a USB end, most won't be 2A. Heck most companies even sell additional 'fast chargers' as extras as they bundle cheapo 1A ones with their products.
Wat. What sort of devices are you buying to come with cheap adapters? The last charger I saw that was below 1A was a 0.7A model with the samsung galaxy S1. Chromecasts come with 1A, my blackberry priv came with 1.3A, oneplus one was 2A, nexus 4 was 1.5A, nvidia note 7 (cheap and got rebranded a lot) was 2A with 1.6A actual output, shield tablet is 2A, nexus 6p is 3A, you get the idea.
Also separate note, 'fast chargers' generally mean they're using some fast charging tech like qualcomm's quickcharge (proprietary) or USB Power Delivery (open) to supply a voltage higher than 5V, up to 20V in fact.
This years nexus's are 3amp so they can charge quickly.

Mmm, iirc the 6P doesn't support any quick charging technologies so just uses the new 3A limit of USB type C to its advantage and hey, 15W is enough to go pretty quickly. Apparently the Pixel and Pixel XL actually support Power Delivery so negotiate with the charger, though even then they only aim for 15W and 18W (2A @ 9V?) respectively.
1 Like #30
Never been a fan of these USB Sockets since they eat up electricity all the time, even when not in use.
#31
stebliss
Never been a fan of these USB Sockets since they eat up electricity all the time, even when not in use.
LOL, wut? An electrical outlet is using electricity when nothing is connected to it?!?

Just ordered a pair, heat added - thanks to the OP.
2 Likes #32
SlightlyFoxed
stebliss
Never been a fan of these USB Sockets since they eat up electricity all the time, even when not in use.
LOL, wut? An electrical outlet is using electricity when nothing is connected to it?!?
Just ordered a pair, heat added - thanks to the OP.

Yup, the step down converter coil that transfers the 240v power to > 5v and 2.1a for the USB outlets constantly draws power, even when nothing what so ever is plugged into it.
#33
All of these comments on 2.1A not being future proof. Can you actually get 3A built in?

It's like holding off on your next car because one day they might release a version of said car that runs on tap water.
1 Like #34
this is the old model they have a 3A one available now
2 Likes #36
ReflexReact
All of these comments on 2.1A not being future proof. Can you actually get 3A built in?
It's like holding off on your next car because one day they might release a version of said car that runs on tap water.
Not really. Phones, tablets etc come with chargers that offer high current charging. My Oneplus uses DASH charging and will charge to 60% in 30 minutes.
Using these sockets is like buying a Tesla car and replacing the electric engine with a 1 litre petrol engine because it's more convenient to fill up with petrol than find a charging socket.

Edited By: limegreenzx on Feb 03, 2017 17:54
1 Like #37
Cold - no USB-c. If I'm screwing something to the wall I want it future proof !
#38
Good quality, always use BG as my first choice (electrician by trade). I have the screwless versions of these in my own home, personally I think they look alot neater, but they do cost more!

Edited By: welshdad on Feb 03, 2017 18:55
#39
Ordered thanks
#40
Voted hot!

But Amazon have a similar product for £13.84 Masterplug NBS22UB Brushed Steel Twin Socket with USB Charger Ports - Black Insert https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KMVYJX6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_gaoLybJR3AX9R

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