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1000mA USB Mains Power Adapter/Charger ~ £3.40 delvered @ DealExtreme
1000mA USB Mains Power Adapter/Charger ~ £3.40 delvered @ DealExtreme

1000mA USB Mains Power Adapter/Charger ~ £3.40 delvered @ DealExtreme

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- Perfect charger for Apple iPod, iPhone, and any USB gadgets
- 1000mA 5V power output ensures your device gets enough power and receives quick charging time
- 100V~240V AC power input (UK Plug)

Same ampage as official apple charger, for so much cheaper!

looks like the apple one as well.

33 Comments

I needed this last week when I was on holiday.

good price boted hot but those who dont need it for travel should get a mains powered usb hub.

Good price but don't get me started on iPods or I'll be here all bloomin night.

^^ go on then... what's wrong with ipod related things for this?

These are good to have handy, but considering this is coming from China anyways, you can get these from any number of Chinese sellers for £2 (delivered) on ebay, all day long, if you take the time to look.

Quality of that will be crap, potentially even dangerous. Wouldn't touch it I've heard of these things catching fire.

99p + 75p postage for the one I got off eBay. Works a treat.

Just bought one off ebay for 99p delivered..

I purchased one in ebay for 79p delivered. It's working absolutely fine for me, touchwood.

Just to add, PayPal's Terms and Conditions changed recently. As far as I'm aware, they have stopped payments being made to China now! So if you want to pay Deal Extreme and/or a ebay trader in china via PayPal then this has been stopped!

As I stated above, this is 'as far as I am aware' but I'm more than happy for someone to explain this further or preferably to disprove it as I use Chinese ebay traders now and again so this could scupper that!
Edited by: "Blasphemous" 8th Sep 2010

Blasphemous

Just to add, PayPal's Terms and Conditions changed recently. As far as … Just to add, PayPal's Terms and Conditions changed recently. As far as I'm aware, they have stopped payments being made to China now! So if you want to pay Deal Extreme and/or a ebay trader in china via PayPal then this has been stopped!As I stated above, this is 'as far as I am aware' but I'm more than happy for someone to explain this further or preferably to disprove it as I use Chinese ebay traders now and again so this could scupper that!

I just had a search and I couldn't find anything about it and I made a payment to DX 3 days ago without any problem. I really can't see paypal stopping payments being made to China as Chinese sellers are a massive part of their business. I have seen people call for Chinese ebay sellers to be banned because people can't compete with them oO, but that will never happen because they're far too profitable.

be warned you get what you pay for with these USB chargers....just read the reviews of the cheap ones on Amazon...they even blow up....so my advice is get a decent one with circuit protection.

currychops

be warned you get what you pay for with these USB chargers....just read … be warned you get what you pay for with these USB chargers....just read the reviews of the cheap ones on Amazon...they even blow up....so my advice is get a decent one with circuit protection.



+1 for circuit protection
though often expensive high street != better quality

Pirow

I just had a search and I couldn't find anything about it and I made a … I just had a search and I couldn't find anything about it and I made a payment to DX 3 days ago without any problem. I really can't see paypal stopping payments being made to China as Chinese sellers are a massive part of their business. I have seen people call for Chinese ebay sellers to be banned because people can't compete with them oO, but that will never happen because they're far too profitable.



just made a purchase on focalprice with PAYPAL no problemo

Roz4u

I purchased one in ebay for 79p delivered. It's working absolutely fine … I purchased one in ebay for 79p delivered. It's working absolutely fine for me, touchwood.


It depends on what device you have. Recent iPod Touches & iPhones require 1A of current to charge, cheaper ones on eBay are likely to only supply 0.5A and so will not work, trust me I've tried one. Having said that, the cheapest 1A charger I could find on eBay is £2.99, so this deal isn't so hot

i will not risk charging my £500 iphone with this potentially dangerous £3 charger. Its just not worth it.
Build quality is also very poor. It says CE approved but thats because its just a copy of one that actually is CE approved.

sparky72

It depends on what device you have. Recent iPod Touches + iPhones … It depends on what device you have. Recent iPod Touches + iPhones require 1A of current to charge



Really? So do they require more than one USB 2.0 port?
The wiki on USB specification says
"Some devices like high-speed external disk drives may require more than 500 mA of current and therefore cannot be powered from one USB 2.0 port. Such devices usually come with Y-shaped cable that has two USB connectors to be inserted into a computer. With such a cable a device can draw power from two USB ports simultaneously."

EDIT: I've only owned 1st and 2nd gen iPods

Edited by: "piginabox" 8th Sep 2010

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piginabox

Really? So do they require more than one USB 2.0 port?The wiki on USB … Really? So do they require more than one USB 2.0 port?The wiki on USB specification says "Some devices like high-speed external disk drives may require more than 500 mA of current and therefore cannot be powered from one USB 2.0 port. Such devices usually come with Y-shaped cable that has two USB connectors to be inserted into a computer. With such a cable a device can draw power from two USB ports simultaneously."EDIT: I've only owned 1st and 2nd gen iPods



ipad's don't charge on certain computers because of the mA it requires to charge. I have also noticed that my iphone 4 charges significantly slower via usb then on the mains charger.

Oh, sorry for speaking out but there are other devices charged via USB other than Apple sh*te. I have an HTC desire on a cheap and nasty charger that I got with some other gadget, and it works absolutely fine with no over charging or excess heat generated. I've used it for months with no problems except it takes a good few hours to be fully charged.

Agree with the above warnings about buying cheap. Tried several items from DealExtreme i.e. usb mains adapter (earth pin snapped off in socket), cordless mouse (fell apart after one day). The prices are always very very cheap but the quality is absolute rubbish. The old saying 'buy cheap, buy twice' definitely applies and that's before you consider the risks of electric shocks, fires and damage to expensive electronic equipment. My advice: AVOID

Banned

Cheaper on eBay!

I had one of these with a euro plug and yeah, it blew up in the socket when trying to charge an iPhone. Charging the iPod nano worked but with the iPhone after 5 seconds it went "boom". Luckily the phone survived - the cable now looks like I got it from a coal mine

I spotted a travel pack USB plug set in HMV (Leeds, city centre) reduced from a ridiculous £29.99 to £9.99. There were three left. Euro, US etc to USB.
I plumped for a 99p eBay one instead and just keep an eye on it if I ever use it but might be worth a look, if nationwide, for those after a brand name one.

piginabox

Really? So do they require more than one USB 2.0 port?The wiki on USB … Really? So do they require more than one USB 2.0 port?The wiki on USB specification says "Some devices like high-speed external disk drives may require more than 500 mA of current and therefore cannot be powered from one USB 2.0 port. Such devices usually come with Y-shaped cable that has two USB connectors to be inserted into a computer. With such a cable a device can draw power from two USB ports simultaneously."EDIT: I've only owned 1st and 2nd gen iPods



I think if you short the data pins to indicate that it is a charging port and not a USB port then you can supply up to 1.8A. Some USB ports (e.g., Apple ones) can negotiate with the device to supply more than the standard 500mA current for charging iPads and the like.

ashfp

Just bought one off ebay for 99p delivered..



Tried a cheap one from ebay and diddn't last five minutes

I'm amazed so many people are willing to take the risk with this cheap crap, it costs less than the proper Apple one for a reason. Posts saying this won't be CE marked are absolutely correct.

Banned

Got one delivered WITH a ipod/iphone data cable for £2.80. Hundreds bought it before me, and the feedback for the seller doesnt have any negatives for this product. I guess all u scaremongerers really did buy the most cheapest nastiest adapters around, when you should have bought the best value for money one instead, bearing in mind most factors.

J400uk

Quality of that will be crap, potentially even dangerous. Wouldn't touch … Quality of that will be crap, potentially even dangerous. Wouldn't touch it I've heard of these things catching fire.

I agree. I have bought two mains-operated gadgets from DX and both have been ELECTRICALLY UNSAFE. The CE markings, if any, are faked. DX censor reviews so I wasn't able to warn other purchasers. I will happily buy tat from DX but not mains-operated tat.
Edited by: "pibpob" 8th Sep 2010

I wouldn't buy mains equipment directly from China as it doesn't need to be safety tested. If the equipment is retailed in the UK, then it has to pass strict safety testing (unless the retailer is dodgy).

I especially would not buy a charger of any sort, as you will probably leave it on and unattended for long periods of time, perhaps overnight.

my wife was killed by one of these

leedale30

my wife was killed by one of these

I can't tell if that means you are voting hot or cold.

Dont buy anything from DX that has 110/240v switching unless youre prepared to watch it while in use.

alasrati

I can't tell if that means you are voting hot or cold.



Hot as good deal
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