3.1A High Output Double USB Socket £6.99 @ Home Bargains
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3.1A High Output Double USB Socket £6.99 @ Home Bargains

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Found 6th Jan
As above, not a bad price for the 3.1A ( 5v ) high power version.

Not to be confused with lower powered versions also on HUKD

Hope this helps someone
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rochester5 m ago

Please be careful when buying cheap sockets from home bargains as most …Please be careful when buying cheap sockets from home bargains as most don’t have the EU KITE mark


But they can’t legally sell electrical products that don’t meet the required standard?
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Please be careful when buying cheap sockets from home bargains as most don’t have the EU KITE mark
rochester5 m ago

Please be careful when buying cheap sockets from home bargains as most …Please be careful when buying cheap sockets from home bargains as most don’t have the EU KITE mark


But they can’t legally sell electrical products that don’t meet the required standard?
Does anyone know if it’s save to charge an IPhone straight from this? Heat Added
I'd rather chance the Screwfix supplied equivilient for £5.99
screwfix.com/p/1…72j

Or just spend a bit more for something that needs to be reliable. £300 ipad and £6 charger
spannerzone6 m ago

I'd rather chance the Screwfix supplied equivilient for …I'd rather chance the Screwfix supplied equivilient for £5.99https://www.screwfix.com/p/13a-2-gang-dp-switched-socket-2-1a-2-gang-usb-charger-white/9272jOr just spend a bit more for something that needs to be reliable. £300 ipad and £6 charger


Pity that’s not an equivalent though
Something else to consider is the positioning of the Usb port above the sockets. Any plug ie wireless doorbell etc that protrudes upwards will render the port unusable. Apart from that seems a good price
PennyTrader6th Jan

Pity that’s not an equivalent though


Are you splitting heirs with mi terryball speling?
DominicPTS33 m ago

But they can’t legally sell electrical products that don’t meet the req …But they can’t legally sell electrical products that don’t meet the required standard?

screwfix.com/p/1…72j

Bit cheaper better quality the home bargains are very cheap...no way am I risking my home with cheap Chinese imported products
The screwfix version for 5.99 is a lower version at 2.1. Not sure about quality though.
PennyTrader6th Jan

Whilst I’m sure these would be perfectly ok, in case anybody is concerned a …Whilst I’m sure these would be perfectly ok, in case anybody is concerned about reliability and safety wickes thread with an equivalent stock still available hotukdeals.com/deals/bg-double-socket-with-2-x-usb-13a-31a-white-699-wickes-cc-2845454


shame the switches are on the outside, looks odd when you have normal sockets too
TBH I just stick with MK. There isn't really that much difference in price but will be go much better quality. To me that is more important with electrical items.
I've tried several electrical products from Home Bargains; they were all very poor quality; several never worked out of the packet and were returned. The plastics used were also very brittle and some broke during fitting.

If someone wants me to fit their tat I will, but for myself, I buy Screwfix or MK, because I dont want my house catching fire.
guttediam4 h, 23 m ago

Does anyone know if it’s save to charge an IPhone straight from this? Heat …Does anyone know if it’s save to charge an IPhone straight from this? Heat Added



Don't think there is any saving there.....just that you don't need a charger.
Gentle_Giant25 m ago

I've tried several electrical products from Home Bargains; they were all …I've tried several electrical products from Home Bargains; they were all very poor quality; several never worked out of the packet and were returned. The plastics used were also very brittle and some broke during fitting.If someone wants me to fit their tat I will, but for myself, I buy Screwfix or MK, because I dont want my house catching fire.


Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
PennyTrader6th Jan

Zzzzzzzzzzzzz



Isnt that the noise a cheap tat USB charger makes???
I have bought one of these and was pleasantly surprised by the quality. The face plate doesn't look that different from the MK Logic Plus range, although there is a slight chamfer top and bottom rather than just at the top. Time will tell whether it lasts or burns the house down!
nomeames2 h, 49 m ago

Don't think there is any saving there.....just that you don't need a …Don't think there is any saving there.....just that you don't need a charger.


Saving my phone.. thanks for pointing it out
Gentle_Giant1 h, 36 m ago

Isnt that the noise a cheap tat USB charger makes???


Anybody with half a brain would NOT take anything you say with an ounce of seriousness.

But thanks for your useless input today
PennyTrader6th Jan

Anybody with half a brain would NOT take anything you say with an ounce of …Anybody with half a brain would NOT take anything you say with an ounce of seriousness. But thanks for your useless input today



And why would that be??
rochester8 h, 29 m ago

Please be careful when buying cheap sockets from home bargains as most …Please be careful when buying cheap sockets from home bargains as most don’t have the EU KITE mark


Must have the EU CE mark, their is no such thing as a EU kite mark - they are British standards and no specific BS has been created. Personally I think people whom post these deals should post a copy of the electronics, so you can see if there is good spacing and have some idea of components. As the USB is always live, I would be weary of these deals from a non-reputable brand


- just think about it, is it worth a house fire???? Read recently about the straw house from grand designs going ablaze due to electrics
Edited by: "OperateOnMe" 6th Jan
I have this and its well made but both usbs are not the same power


one is 2100mA, the other 1000mA
OperateOnMe14 h, 2 m ago

Must have the EU CE mark, their is no such thing as a EU kite mark - they …Must have the EU CE mark, their is no such thing as a EU kite mark - they are British standards and no specific BS has been created. Personally I think people whom post these deals should post a copy of the electronics, so you can see if there is good spacing and have some idea of components. As the USB is always live, I would be weary of these deals from a non-reputable brand- just think about it, is it worth a house fire???? Read recently about the straw house from grand designs going ablaze due to electrics


Well said...like my dad says pay for s*** once you pay for it twice
PennyTrader6th Jan

Anybody with half a brain would NOT take anything you say with an ounce of …Anybody with half a brain would NOT take anything you say with an ounce of seriousness. But thanks for your useless input today



Still waiting for a reply?? Isnt 24 hours enough to come up with something witty??

As for safety branding - the BSI Kitemark was a UK safety standard that was compulsory until replaced by the EU "CE" mark.
A lot of reputable equipment is still marked with the Kitemark, as it shows the equipment was independently safety tested.

The "CE" mark, in contrast, isnt worth diddly-squat; it supposedly means the device has been safety tested by the makers, but NO independent checks are made to see if this has actually been done, or if the CE mark has just been slapped on any old piece of tat.

The last unbranded USB outlet I bought lasted 10 hours, then exploded, throwing debris (and my mp3 player) across the full width of the bedroom. That is when I went back to MK and Screwfix brands (MK when I can afford it).
Gentle_Giant5 m ago

Still waiting for a reply?? Isnt 24 hours enough to come up with something …Still waiting for a reply?? Isnt 24 hours enough to come up with something witty??As for safety branding - the BSI Kitemark was a UK safety standard that was compulsory until replaced by the EU "CE" mark. A lot of reputable equipment is still marked with the Kitemark, as it shows the equipment was independently safety tested.The "CE" mark, in contrast, isnt worth diddly-squat; it supposedly means the device has been safety tested by the makers, but NO independent checks are made to see if this has actually been done, or if the CE mark has just been slapped on any old piece of tat.The last unbranded USB outlet I bought lasted 10 hours, then exploded, throwing debris (and my mp3 player) across the full width of the bedroom. That is when I went back to MK and Screwfix brands (MK when I can afford it).


Can’t be bothered mate, I’ve said all I wanted to say
PennyTrader7th Jan

Can’t be bothered mate, I’ve said all I wanted to say



So you were just being snotty because I disparaged one of the offers you put up??

A bit touchy, arent you; especially as you usually post good deals that I vote Hot.
Gentle_Giant14 m ago

So you were just being snotty because I disparaged one of the offers you …So you were just being snotty because I disparaged one of the offers you put up??A bit touchy, arent you; especially as you usually post good deals that I vote Hot.


Not ‘touchy’ at all just didn’t agree with your statements how you’ve allegedly tried several electrical products and they were all crap’ or words to that effect but your happy to fit this ‘tat’ for others - I assume you are in some type of trade?

So to summarise it’s crap but you’ll fit it for others and if their houses burn down it wouldn’t bother you in the slightest?

Nice.
In my store I saw today brushed stainless steel double sockets with 2 USB pors for £4.99.
Not sure if it's a good price as USB is 2.4A
Edited by: "grumbler" 7th Jan
grumbler10 m ago

In my store I saw today brushed stainless steel double sockets with 2 USB …In my store I saw today brushed stainless steel double sockets with 2 USB pors for £4.99.Not sure if it's a good price as USB is 2.4A


Great price for brushed stainless, thanks for the heads up.
PennyTrader7th Jan

Not ‘touchy’ at all just didn’t agree with your statements how you’ve alleg …Not ‘touchy’ at all just didn’t agree with your statements how you’ve allegedly tried several electrical products and they were all crap’ or words to that effect but your happy to fit this ‘tat’ for others - I assume you are in some type of trade? So to summarise it’s crap but you’ll fit it for others and if their houses burn down it wouldn’t bother you in the slightest?Nice.



Until I quit the trade, I was an industrial sparky, electronics, and maintenance tech, with 2 Queens Awards under my belt.

These days I occasionally get roped into fitting stuff for friends and family; I advise against the tat, but if that is what they want to buy, that is what I fit. They usually regret it when it doesnt last long, but they have short memories and go for the same cheap (and not so cheap), tat again and again.


I noticed someone else put up another deal from Home Bargain, a Daewoo heater; now I wouldnt object to that; although they are cheap, the company is a massive brand that makes decent equipment. It wont last a lifetime, but it is unlikely to melt. (Did you know they also make Supertankers??).

When I wired my house 16 years ago, I tried cutting some corners and using unbranded junction boxes, pull switches etc (money was tight); the damned things nearly all failed within an year and I had to rip them all out and re-do it; now my house is 85% MK, 10% Screwfix, and the rest is stuff left over from my industrial days (like proper circuit breakers - not the tat they sell consumers these days).
Gentle_Giant22 m ago

Until I quit the trade, I was an industrial sparky, electronics, and …Until I quit the trade, I was an industrial sparky, electronics, and maintenance tech, with 2 Queens Awards under my belt.These days I occasionally get roped into fitting stuff for friends and family; I advise against the tat, but if that is what they want to buy, that is what I fit. They usually regret it when it doesnt last long, but they have short memories and go for the same cheap (and not so cheap), tat again and again.I noticed someone else put up another deal from Home Bargain, a Daewoo heater; now I wouldnt object to that; although they are cheap, the company is a massive brand that makes decent equipment. It wont last a lifetime, but it is unlikely to melt. (Did you know they also make Supertankers??).When I wired my house 16 years ago, I tried cutting some corners and using unbranded junction boxes, pull switches etc (money was tight); the damned things nearly all failed within an year and I had to rip them all out and re-do it; now my house is 85% MK, 10% Screwfix, and the rest is stuff left over from my industrial days (like proper circuit breakers - not the tat they sell consumers these days).


No worries you sound like a man that has first hand experience with the product so I take back my earlier comments.

Quite a few people slate deals with nothing to back it up so I’m glad you can and have.

Peace out.
PennyTrader7th Jan

No worries you sound like a man that has first hand experience with the …No worries you sound like a man that has first hand experience with the product so I take back my earlier comments.Quite a few people slate deals with nothing to back it up so I’m glad you can and have. Peace out.



Thanks.

I actually have a lot of experience with these no name Chinese brands, my wife is Chinese. Dire as it is, what they send over here is actually better quality than they sell their own countrymen (and women).

An amazing place to live though; I didnt want to come back to the UK after being out there for 6 months.
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