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2 x BG 13A 2-GANG SP SWITCHED SOCKET & USB CHARGER OUTBOARD ROCKER WHITE (8534F) - £10 @ Screwfix (Free C&C)
2 x BG 13A 2-GANG SP SWITCHED SOCKET & USB CHARGER OUTBOARD ROCKER WHITE (8534F) - £10 @ Screwfix (Free C&C)

2 x BG 13A 2-GANG SP SWITCHED SOCKET & USB CHARGER OUTBOARD ROCKER WHITE (8534F) - £10 @ Screwfix (Free C&C)

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White moulded outboard rocker socket with 2 x USB ports, 2.1A. Ideal for charging iPads, iPhones, tablets, mobiles, cameras and more. Features angled, in-line terminals and includes backed-out captive screws for easy installation.

Ideal Retrofit

ASTA Approved

Manufactured to BS 1363-2, EN 60950-1

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For those charging multiple phones and tablets, a 3.1A socket would be a better option.
Obviously more expensive, but more usefull if you use larger tech.

thanks got 4 for £20

118luke

For those charging multiple phones and tablets, a 3.1A socket would be a … For those charging multiple phones and tablets, a 3.1A socket would be a better option.Obviously more expensive, but more usefull if you use larger tech.



How much is a good price for the 3.1 amp? Wickes have an offer of two for £18. Though it is some sort of own brand. wickes.co.uk/Alp…275

voted hot

Great price and good brand product, think it's time to upgrade the whole house oO

Are the USB ports always on? Or do the rockers switch the PowerPoint and USB socket off

Lucky88

How much is a good price for the 3.1 amp? Wickes have an offer of two for … How much is a good price for the 3.1 amp? Wickes have an offer of two for £18. Though it is some sort of own brand. http://www.wickes.co.uk/Alpha-13A-2-Gang-Socket-with-Twin-3-1AMP-USB-Sockets%2C-White-Plastic/p/145275voted hot




Screwfix also have 2 for £18, LAP brand:
screwfix.com/p/l…87p

No idea on quality, but picking up a pair later.

mistermoneysaver

Are the USB ports always on? Or do the rockers switch the PowerPoint and … Are the USB ports always on? Or do the rockers switch the PowerPoint and USB socket off



​Rocker switch controls both.

Review about Wickes one and answers the question about USB being live or not..
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"Simple idea and simple to install (just make sure you turn the power off first). USB ports are always live (don't need to turn either of the sockets on). Just fits in a 25mm back box (but will depend on how much/how thick the wiring is within the box)."

Wiliamshakesbeer

​Rocker switch controls both.



​Mine don't. Usb always on but I think they power off when device is charged.

nice fire eating to happen, yes may state approved to whatever standard, however there is no actual standard for built in USB charging as yet. the live 240 rail is millimetres away from live 5v.

northwales

nice fire eating to happen, yes may state approved to whatever standard, … nice fire eating to happen, yes may state approved to whatever standard, however there is no actual standard for built in USB charging as yet. the live 240 rail is millimetres away from live 5v.



Millimetres clearance is fine. Sub-millimetre (i.e. fake iPhone chargers) is a problem.

I don't like the idea of a low-quality 5v power supply running non-stop however. I think I will stick to my 5-port Anker USB supply.

Thank you

mattym129

Millimetres clearance is fine. Sub-millimetre (i.e. fake iPhone chargers) … Millimetres clearance is fine. Sub-millimetre (i.e. fake iPhone chargers) is a problem.I don't like the idea of a low-quality 5v power supply running non-stop however. I think I will stick to my 5-port Anker USB supply.



​i hear what your saying, but some have open circuitry. They are a deathtrap waiting to happen. Yes the lovely cheap phone chargers people love to buy online, then complain when it breaks and go to a store and find it more expensive. amazing how little value some people, attribute to there lives.

So I have about 6 of these around the house, have had for a long while now (2 yrs+).

Kinda went off them a tad when one started smoking. Had a very small USB powered clock plugged into one. Plugged it in one evening and went to sleep. Woke up to a burning smell, switched the light on to discover smoke starting to pour out from behind the socket. Jumped out of bed and got to the consumer unit pretty Damn quick, swapped it straight out with a regular MK socket. Haven't replaced it yet and have basically found myself stopping using the others round the house.

Also, they can't charge my iPad mini g can charge my other half's older ipad).

Father in law is a electrician by the way, so yes it was installed properly.

Tom1011110

So I have about 6 of these around the house, have had for a long while … So I have about 6 of these around the house, have had for a long while now (2 yrs+).Kinda went off them a tad when one started smoking. Had a very small USB powered clock plugged into one. Plugged it in one evening and went to sleep. Woke up to a burning smell, switched the light on to discover smoke starting to pour out from behind the socket. Jumped out of bed and got to the consumer unit pretty Damn quick, swapped it straight out with a regular MK socket. Haven't replaced it yet and have basically found myself stopping using the others round the house.Also, they can't charge my iPad mini g can charge my other half's older ipad).Father in law is a electrician by the way, so yes it was installed properly.



I'm quite curious about what consumer unit you have. Is it to 17th edition standards. Does it have rcbos or rcds?

Why cant they add a switch for the usb port??? seems madness to just have two chargers on constantly 24/7.

Lucky88

I'm quite curious about what consumer unit you have. Is it to 17th … I'm quite curious about what consumer unit you have. Is it to 17th edition standards. Does it have rcbos or rcds?



Not entirely sure off the top of my head, but he rewired the entire house when these sockets were put in, so about 2 1/2 years ago. So the whole system is, in effect, still basically new.

It would be a high quality unit though, bought from trade only CEF. He's a stickler for quality. It's all properly grounded too (I drilled the hole myself!)

Incidentally, I did but some other USB sockets from somewhere else first, and he took one look at them and wouldn't let us have them - banned us from those ones! He said the terminals at the back weren't deep enough for his liking.

FWIW I installed 2 of the Screwfix / LAP ones just under a year ago.

So far, they've been trouble free, and work exactly as they should. Charges iPads, iPhones and more ..

Would I buy again ? Yes - they look good and perform as expected. Much easier to do away with charging plugs, and just use the USB lead.

Tom1011110

Not entirely sure off the top of my head, but he rewired the entire house … Not entirely sure off the top of my head, but he rewired the entire house when these sockets were put in, so about 2 1/2 years ago. So the whole system is, in effect, still basically new.It would be a high quality unit though, bought from trade only CEF. He's a stickler for quality. It's all properly grounded too (I drilled the hole myself!)Incidentally, I did but some other USB sockets from somewhere else first, and he took one look at them and wouldn't let us have them - banned us from those ones! He said the terminals at the back weren't deep enough for his liking.



Thanks for replying. I think I will steer clear if your up to date system had no chance, then I deduce that fault seems to be something gone wrong with USB voltage controller or resistors.

That means no ones consumer unit is not going to cut the power. As it seems it has no separate fuse to the USBs either.

A plug in type usb charger would have a 3 amp fuse so could draw a max of 6 amps but this would basically give the max allowed amperage of your circuit breaker that is protecting it. In the Uk that’s normally 32 amps.

A Fire or shock hazard waiting to happen. These devices really should have the same separation as data networks and a dedicated circuit breaker or a built in fuse. Like everything some people may never experience a problem.

118luke

For those charging multiple phones and tablets, a 3.1A socket would be a … For those charging multiple phones and tablets, a 3.1A socket would be a better option.Obviously more expensive, but more usefull if you use larger tech.



I can guarentee if you measured the output it wouldnt be anywhere near 3.1amps.

mufcgaz

thanks got 4 for £20


Me too

mistermoneysaver

Are the USB ports always on? Or do the rockers switch the PowerPoint and … Are the USB ports always on? Or do the rockers switch the PowerPoint and USB socket off


USB are always on

Ordered 4 and ended up with 8!! Flipping phone app. Could have got credit for the extra ones, but found a home for them!! Not difficult at this price.

fishleg

Why cant they add a switch for the usb port??? seems madness to just have … Why cant they add a switch for the usb port??? seems madness to just have two chargers on constantly 24/7.


Why? are you afraid of the electricity falling out of them?

Ricky302

Why? are you afraid of the electricity falling out of them?



​No the cost of them running 24/7 plus chance of burning house down.

Anybody seen any 2 gang sockets with fast charge built in?

fishleg

​No the cost of them running 24/7 plus chance of burning house down.


You don't really understand how this electricity thing works, they're not 'on' unless something is plugged into them.

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