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2 or More - LAP 2-GANG SP 13A SWITCHED SOCKET & 3.1A 2-OUTLET USB CHARGER WHITE £7.50 EACH @ Screwfix
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2 or More - LAP 2-GANG SP 13A SWITCHED SOCKET & 3.1A 2-OUTLET USB CHARGER WHITE £7.50 EACH @ Screwfix

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Posted 29th Oct 2018

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White moulded socket with 2 x USB charging ports. Features angled, in-line terminals and includes backed-out captive screws for easy installation. Ideal for charging iPads, iPhones, tablets, mobiles, cameras, MP3s and many more devices.

  • Raised Slim Profile
  • Screwed Faceplate
  • Requires 25mm Back Box
  • Angled In-Line Terminals with Captive Screws
  • Type A USB
  • Ideal Retrofit
  • ASTA Approved
  • Twin Earth Fitted as Standard
  • Outboard Rockers
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Just a word of warning, the 3.1 amps is shared across the 2 USB’s, so only plug one device in, if you’re in a hurry.

I personally think these dumb USB wall chargers are now only suitable for dumb tech, e.g. feature phones, bluetooth speakers, wireless headphones, etc.

If you’ve some sort of fast chargeable device, this socket will not give you fast charge speeds from the USBs, you'll need to plug the fast charger into the mains.

Many modern phones and tablets can use some form of "fast charging" technology. Fast chargers have smarts inside them that talk to the battery during charging. The fast charger dynamically varies the voltage (3.2-20v) and ampage (1-5A) sent to the battery as it charges/heats up. They send lots of power to an empty battery to get it part topped up (to 50-80%) quickly, and then dials the power down for the remaing charge, all the time monitoring the battery health and changing the voltage and current sent as necessary. This helps preserve battery life and stop It from bursting into flames, (apart from some Samsungs;) ).
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great price thanks.
Can I charge my iPad Pro, with the USB ports?
Shame only white.
Looking for brushed silver would have been perfect
andrewmaclennan214 m ago

Can I charge my iPad Pro, with the USB ports?


Yes
Do the USB ports get switched with the switches or are they permanently powered on?
Reebok.Ron16 m ago

Do the USB ports get switched with the switches or are they permanently …Do the USB ports get switched with the switches or are they permanently powered on?


Permanently on
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Edited by: "BoGoF" 29th Oct 2018
Just a word of warning, the 3.1 amps is shared across the 2 USB’s, so only plug one device in, if you’re in a hurry.

I personally think these dumb USB wall chargers are now only suitable for dumb tech, e.g. feature phones, bluetooth speakers, wireless headphones, etc.

If you’ve some sort of fast chargeable device, this socket will not give you fast charge speeds from the USBs, you'll need to plug the fast charger into the mains.

Many modern phones and tablets can use some form of "fast charging" technology. Fast chargers have smarts inside them that talk to the battery during charging. The fast charger dynamically varies the voltage (3.2-20v) and ampage (1-5A) sent to the battery as it charges/heats up. They send lots of power to an empty battery to get it part topped up (to 50-80%) quickly, and then dials the power down for the remaing charge, all the time monitoring the battery health and changing the voltage and current sent as necessary. This helps preserve battery life and stop It from bursting into flames, (apart from some Samsungs;) ).
Always a bit mad when 2 are cheaper than 1 !
Cooltide30/10/2018 02:26

Just a word of warning, the 3.1 amps is shared across the 2 USB’s, so only …Just a word of warning, the 3.1 amps is shared across the 2 USB’s, so only plug one device in, if you’re in a hurry.I personally think these dumb USB wall chargers are now only suitable for dumb tech, e.g. feature phones, bluetooth speakers, wireless headphones, etc.If you’ve some sort of fast chargeable device, this socket will not give you fast charge speeds from the USBs, you'll need to plug the fast charger into the mains.Many modern phones and tablets can use some form of "fast charging" technology. Fast chargers have smarts inside them that talk to the battery during charging. The fast charger dynamically varies the voltage (3.2-20v) and ampage (1-5A) sent to the battery as it charges/heats up. They send lots of power to an empty battery to get it part topped up (to 50-80%) quickly, and then dials the power down for the remaing charge, all the time monitoring the battery health and changing the voltage and current sent as necessary. This helps preserve battery life and stop It from bursting into flames, (apart from some Samsungs;) ).


well i like them and they work well for all our devices
Cooltide30/10/2018 02:26

Just a word of warning, the 3.1 amps is shared across the 2 USB’s, so only …Just a word of warning, the 3.1 amps is shared across the 2 USB’s, so only plug one device in, if you’re in a hurry.I personally think these dumb USB wall chargers are now only suitable for dumb tech, e.g. feature phones, bluetooth speakers, wireless headphones, etc.If you’ve some sort of fast chargeable device, this socket will not give you fast charge speeds from the USBs, you'll need to plug the fast charger into the mains.Many modern phones and tablets can use some form of "fast charging" technology. Fast chargers have smarts inside them that talk to the battery during charging. The fast charger dynamically varies the voltage (3.2-20v) and ampage (1-5A) sent to the battery as it charges/heats up. They send lots of power to an empty battery to get it part topped up (to 50-80%) quickly, and then dials the power down for the remaing charge, all the time monitoring the battery health and changing the voltage and current sent as necessary. This helps preserve battery life and stop It from bursting into flames, (apart from some Samsungs;) ).


I got a USB wall socket in the kitchen and I was curious on the speeds.
Samsung s8 fast charge was around 105mins.
Wall socket was 109mins didn't say it was fast charging either. But it wasn't that far behind.
great price. I hope the ones with wifi come down too. I've ordered two! Thanks OP
scoobytawazara3 h, 39 m ago

well i like them and they work well for all our devices


Ditto. I bought 4 a few weeks ago when the offer first started. Heat from me.
Cazl157 m ago

They have lots of choice on their app


at this price?
Cazl154 h, 52 m ago

They have lots of choice on their app


I know, I've spent hundreds recently on them. I was referring to shame only white at this price.
Got some of these a couple of weeks ago, relatively easy to fit for a novice and they do the job well, I'll be picking up a couple more for the rest of the house now!
kos1c30th Oct

I got a USB wall socket in the kitchen and I was curious on the speeds. …I got a USB wall socket in the kitchen and I was curious on the speeds. Samsung s8 fast charge was around 105mins. Wall socket was 109mins didn't say it was fast charging either. But it wasn't that far behind.


I apologise for the length of this reply.

I don't have a Sammy, but I understand they were very conservative with the S8 Quick Charge 3 (QC3) feature, fully turning it off after the first 30 minutes charging, (I guess to prevent battery failures). My old Proprietary Fast Charge Motorola by comparison, went from 0 to 50% in 20 minutes, 50-80% in the next 20 minutes and the final 20% took another 25 minutes. So 0-100% in 65 minutes. (My current QC3 phone is more conservative taking 90 minutes to fully charge.)

As the latest QC4 (and future fast charge tech) get ever faster, these dumb wall sockets will seem ever slower in comparison, especially as battery capacities increase.

Still, if all you use them for is for a nightly charge up, then I guess they'll do the job, but whenever you need a rapid top up, you'll need a suitable fast charger.

I understand the need to free sockets from chargers, but I think there is an alternative which may work better for some people. I currently use a 10 usb port, 70 watt, QC3 enabled wall charging brick. It cost me £20 in an Amazon deal. It simultaneously fast charges two devices and normal charges another 8. Unlike a wall socket, this type of charging station can be positioned anywhere in the house and I take it with me whenever I'm traveling with multiple devices. As the tech moves on, I'll just get a suitable brick to replace it. Which, for me, seems easier than replacing obsolete wall sockets.

Unless you have a device (e.g. a speaker), in a fixed location near a wall, that regularly needs topping up, I can't see any other advantages for this type of dumb socket. I guess I'm about to get informed about what I've misunderstood .
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