USB surge protected power block £9.99 at ALDI Thursday 7th Aug - HotUKDeals
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Fantastic price the lowest I've seen them £9.99
I'm sure the brand is Masterplug..
Strange it doesn't say how long the power cable is.
Priced at £15.99 for the 5 meter on amazon yet the 2 meter is £17.99.

The blurb:
Surge protection for your sensitive electronic equipment.

2 USB charger outputs
4 x 13A sockets with 3 channel protection and safety thermal cut-out
Power and surge LED indicators

I bought 2 from amazon last year & have used a bit of black electrical tape to cover the LED lights.
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#1
*metre
#2
Nice one, thanks
#3
Think I'll be getting a few of those! Cheers!!
2 Likes #4
Yep, I bought one from Amazon a while ago. Just be aware I don't think the USB ports are poweful enough to charge some tablets. I think its only a 1amp output and many higher drain items need the 2 amps.
#5
might try one of these and if it dos'nt charge my tablet, ill just return it.....worth a try.... Hot for now.....lol
#6
FYI If this is the master plug one it should charge most things, Iphone, ipads etc
I found it a while ago @ argos for £8.99, read the posts on the last page for what it will charge after ppl got it here, note the comment on using the proper charging cables that came with you device
Might get another one for this price
HTH


Edited By: Roderz on Aug 01, 2014 15:32: typo
#7
if it is the masterplug one you deffo need to tape over the lights
#8
trott3r
if it is the masterplug one you deffo need to tape over the lights

Yeah gizmo would say bright light!, have them either side of the bed & after a couple of nights I decided to cover them up.
Suppose it's ok if you want a bit of light in the first place then it's handy. Would be nice if it had a switch or sliding cover thing to turn them on or off or at least 1 of the lights.
#9
Thanks whoever sorted out the picture ;) I couldn't get it posted probably me doing it wrong.
1 Like #10
I got the 6 plug model. Those leds are super bright
#11
Seems pricey for Aldi - was expecting this to be a fiver in there.
#12
Good deal
banned#13
tawse57
Seems pricey for Aldi - was expecting this to be a fiver in there.


It's cheap tat imported.

Likely to blow up.
#14
Aren't most products imported these days/
#15
Likewise with rafalution2 - I have the 6 port one and the LEDs are bright. I tend to place coins over them but will be taping over them soon. Really good quality (master plug)
#16
I've got couple of these, just be mindful that if you want it on in your bedroom during the night you will definitely want a piece of something like gaffer tape to put over the 2 LED lights. They are ridiculously bright and to my mind serve almost no purpose.

Ahh.. I was slow to post my reply - jumpinbeans beat me!

Edited By: WBRacing on Aug 02, 2014 07:36
#17
Thought it was a toaster
#18
The problem I have with extension sockets is that some appliance plugs have the cable coming out of the opposite side. You would have to lay the block on its side to plug these in.

I see Aldi also sell a 10 socket version for the same price which might get round this problem

https://www.aldi.co.uk/typo3temp/pics/W32_PD_Thursday_New_UL38_6105e55372.jpg

10 sockets seems to be a lot though. Is there a danger in overloading the power consumption from these blocks?
#19
fulyue


10 sockets seems to be a lot though. Is there a danger in overloading the power consumption from these blocks?

don't put more than 3kw through it and there should be no problems
#20
fulyue
I see Aldi also sell a 10 socket version for the same price which might get round this problem

I think that has no USB ports, in which case it is cheaper from CPC, I bought a couple from there at £7.44 each a while ago, still available at that price.
#21
Great thing about these is, buy it now, get ALL your money back in 2 years when they do a product recall!!

:p
#22
moosery2
Great thing about these is, buy it now, get ALL your money back in 2 years when they do a product recall!!

:p


To be fair you're right, ALDI seem to source their manufacturers based on largest bulk discount and no other variables. Not a month goes by where I don't see some recall on a A4 sheet near the packing area. A month or 2 ago worryingly was their air compressor.
#23
lolyehright
tawse57
Seems pricey for Aldi - was expecting this to be a fiver in there.

It's cheap tat imported.

Likely to blow up.
Actually, a lot of the "name" makes are made in China etc too.
#24
Purchased this power block last year and it's really good. The lights on it are quite bright but as I sleep with the curtains open anyway this doesn't bother me! The USB ports power everything I have including tablets and phones but when using other/fake/cheap USB cables I have noticed that these generally won't charge my phone (a HTC One M8).
#25
Personally wouldn't trust my devices with one of these things. But is it really compatible with tablets and current smartphones? My Nexus 7 has a charger with a higher current rating as does my Samsung Galaxy S4.
#26
I have one of these. The usb ports are pretty useless at charging the latest gadgets and peripherals. Not enough power. Wouldn't purchase again.
#27
If it's anything like the other Masterplug 'usb' plugs/adapters it will be 1amp usb output at best. iPads and the like will potentially blow them up!
#28
Cheers picked up last one in portsmouth today. it's 2m.


Edited By: ScoobyZ on Aug 09, 2014 16:09
#29
DistortedVision
Personally wouldn't trust my devices with one of these things. But is it really compatible with tablets and current smartphones? My Nexus 7 has a charger with a higher current rating as does my Samsung Galaxy S4.

Why not?

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