Betron USB 3 Port UK Wall Plug AC Power Adapter Charger (3.4A Max output) £3.55 Delivered @ betrontech / eBay
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Betron USB 3 Port UK Wall Plug AC Power Adapter Charger (3.4A Max output) £3.55 Delivered @ betrontech / eBay

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Found 22nd Jun 2017
Good price for a CE certified, UK stock wall charger.

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  • UK plug mains charger can charge two iPads or other tablets simultaneously , or 2 smartphones at high speed, or 3 at normal speed, or any combination in between. Cables not included
  • Featuring a new, compact design, this power adapter offers fast, efficient rapid charging at home, in the office, or on the go
  • CE certification, High quality construction with durable housing and over-charging, over-heating and short circuit protection
  • Charge everything you need in one place.
  • Best Replacement charger for iPad, iPhone, iPod, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola etc.

Betron 3 Port USB Charger
Whether it's a smartphone,tablet or an MP3 player-all can be charged at the same time with the powerful Betron 3-Port USB Charging dock. Take the inconvenience and stress out of searching for a wall socket or enough empty USB ports to charge up your smart devices

Smart Charging:
With Smart Charing Technology, each USB Port independently scans your smart device (phone,tablet etc) as it's plugged in and then configures itself to match the smart device's specific charging protocol.This optimises the charge capacity for each Smart USB Port and ensures that your device recharges at maximum speed (up to 2.4A)-up to 14% faster than traditional 2.1A USB chargers

Power:
One charger offering 3 dedicated USB ports with 3.4A Max output, allowing you to recharge multiple devices at once, all in the same place. The sleek, Minimalist design fits neatly into any desktop, conference room, or home office environment. Simplify your charging with a Betron USB Charger.

Broad compatibility:
Great news for power sharing with friends or family members, this charger is compatible with all makes of phone, most 5V tablets and other USB-charged devices (except the Asus Transformer). For optimum results it's best to use your device's original charging cable or other suitable Betron high quality USB charger cable

Safety by design:
All our USB chargers have a multi-level fail-safe system making them the safest on the market. A comprehensive array of safety features such as power cut off, surge protection, overcharge and overvoltage circuitry combine to give you safe and dependable power units to keep you and your devices protected - always

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thenormalone

Have people not heard of … Have people not heard of these??http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DRX-2-Gang-13A-UK-Switched-Double-Electric-Wall-Socket-2-4A-USB-Charger-Plug-/171420046480?epid=0&hash=item27e96e5490:g:6hsAAOSwZ1BXeoJ1



Yes, that will be handy to take on holiday.
Just because it says CE certified doesn't mean it's safe. AFAIK CE is self-certified and obviously faked all the time anyway
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winter_zombie8 m ago

quite a low output to be shared over 3 usb ports. my phone needs 2.1 amp …quite a low output to be shared over 3 usb ports. my phone needs 2.1 amp to fast charge so anything else plugged in would only slow charge or even worse not charge at all because of not enough power.


2.1amp would leave a 1.3amp overhead for other devices. Granted, you wouldn't be able to charge high charge devices at the same time, but that would be the case for most wall chargers. Also, its £3.50 so for the price I think it's decent. At the end of the day it's down to what your personal needs / budget are.
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quite a low output to be shared over 3 usb ports. my phone needs 2.1 amp to fast charge so anything else plugged in would only slow charge or even worse not charge at all because of not enough power.
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winter_zombie8 m ago

quite a low output to be shared over 3 usb ports. my phone needs 2.1 amp …quite a low output to be shared over 3 usb ports. my phone needs 2.1 amp to fast charge so anything else plugged in would only slow charge or even worse not charge at all because of not enough power.


2.1amp would leave a 1.3amp overhead for other devices. Granted, you wouldn't be able to charge high charge devices at the same time, but that would be the case for most wall chargers. Also, its £3.50 so for the price I think it's decent. At the end of the day it's down to what your personal needs / budget are.
msmyth

2.1amp would leave a 1.3amp overhead for other devices. Granted, you … 2.1amp would leave a 1.3amp overhead for other devices. Granted, you wouldn't be able to charge high charge devices at the same time, but that would be the case for most wall chargers. Also, its £3.50 so for the price I think it's decent. At the end of the day it's down to what your personal needs / budget are.



​agree it's a cheap charger and you get what you pay for.
Just because it says CE certified doesn't mean it's safe. AFAIK CE is self-certified and obviously faked all the time anyway
Got this from Amazon for much more £'s about 12m ago. Charging speed isn't bad. Does look like a good quality product
Hot. Perfect for holidays when you only get one socket in hotel room and want to charge stuff overnight. Ordered.
What is the total watt for it?
thenormalone

Have people not heard of … Have people not heard of these??http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DRX-2-Gang-13A-UK-Switched-Double-Electric-Wall-Socket-2-4A-USB-Charger-Plug-/171420046480?epid=0&hash=item27e96e5490:g:6hsAAOSwZ1BXeoJ1



​Yes but some of us have ancient 16mm backboxes
thenormalone

Have people not heard of … Have people not heard of these??http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DRX-2-Gang-13A-UK-Switched-Double-Electric-Wall-Socket-2-4A-USB-Charger-Plug-/171420046480?epid=0&hash=item27e96e5490:g:6hsAAOSwZ1BXeoJ1



Yes, that will be handy to take on holiday.
anthony40140 m ago

Yes, that will be handy to take on holiday.



This deal is not being touted as a holiday charger and even then, you'd need an adapter which defeats the whole purpose of the thing as people probably already have a USB plug charger, donut!
Wow... just wow.

not the product. just stupid comments on here. I'm getting one...useful so I don't have to switch on my pc to charge usb stuff now and again.
Magnets

Just because it says CE certified doesn't mean it's safe. AFAIK CE is … Just because it says CE certified doesn't mean it's safe. AFAIK CE is self-certified and obviously faked all the time anyway


Do you mean China Export?
https://www.ocu.org/-/media/ocu/images/themes/consumo%20y%20familia/no%20center%20of%20content/news/2013/news/ce/china_export_interior%20jpg.jpg?la=es-es&mw=960&hash=3337734F67B73B046B750EABED06CFC0949F47AA

Heat for the price anyway.
millward84

What is the total watt for it?


3.4A max. x 5V = 17W max. output. That's the number you're looking for
winter_zombie5 h, 25 m ago

quite a low output to be shared over 3 usb ports. my phone needs 2.1 amp …quite a low output to be shared over 3 usb ports. my phone needs 2.1 amp to fast charge so anything else plugged in would only slow charge or even worse not charge at all because of not enough power.



As far as I know all phones will charge at 500mA or 1000mA as that was the original USB spec. As long as you're letting it charge not hammering it with games while at max brightness it'll probably be just fine
thenormalone

This deal is not being touted as a holiday charger and even then, you'd … This deal is not being touted as a holiday charger and even then, you'd need an adapter which defeats the whole purpose of the thing as people probably already have a USB plug charger, donut!



He was referring to the link given by thenormalone.
About30ninjas

Do you mean China Export?Heat for the price anyway.



China Export is an urban legend.
Magnets

Just because it says CE certified doesn't mean it's safe. AFAIK CE is … Just because it says CE certified doesn't mean it's safe. AFAIK CE is self-certified and obviously faked all the time anyway


How about offering a suitable quality mark to look for?
Definitely a good price for what this offers. Over 1300 reviews averaging over 4 stars on Amazon:

amazon.co.uk/pro…r=1

A few one star reviews stating that the plug exploded/ overheated etc. Perhaps they were unlucky.

Heated.
jackbremer

How about offering a suitable quality mark to look for?



The only way to be reasonably sure that a product is safe is to buy from a reputable store, and avoid ebay and amazon traders.

Unscrupulous manufacturers from countries like china will print any mark on their product that they think will boost sales, so quality and compliance marks are only genuinely helpful when a manufacturer of dodgy gear slaps one on that is inappropriate to their product, and even then probably won't be noticed by a purchaser.

I'm no expert, but the exposed live and neutral connectors on the 3 pin adaptor plate on this product pictured in one of the reviews on Amazon which could be touched if the body of the charger was to detach, or someone was idiotic enough to plug the adaptor in unassembled from the main body, makes me think that this probably doesn't comply with uk electrical safety regulations. Also I note another reviewer states the plastic catch that stops the adaptor plate separating once it is attached, snapped off on theirs.

Also it looks like the cover of the charger has started to separate and the body started to melt in a picture posted by one of the reviewers whose charger exploded, so I'd also be concerned that if it blew it might expose live parts, or even catch fire.

amazon.co.uk/pro…s=0


Edited by: "melted" 23rd Jun 2017
Magnets

Just because it says CE certified doesn't mean it's safe. AFAIK CE is … Just because it says CE certified doesn't mean it's safe. AFAIK CE is self-certified and obviously faked all the time anyway



Chinese Export
melted

The only way to be reasonably sure that a product is safe is to buy from … The only way to be reasonably sure that a product is safe is to buy from a reputable store, and avoid ebay and amazon traders.



You cant really say that. Most supermarkets would be considered "reputable" and often the gear can be risky at best. There are a few stores out there I refuse to buy electronics from because I have purchased enough junk from them to know that anything they sell MIGHT be a risk.

If the item is the same shown below then it doesn't look bad to start with.
youtube.com/wat…GQ0
betronstore.co.uk/cat…/5/

Unless the item is torn-down then no one will ever know if the quality or design is good.

Also, per the negative amazon reviews you pointed out.
The melted plug is a huge concern, but it is 2 ports not 3, so obviously not the same device. If the same company then still a worry.
As for the 3 pin adapter breaking off, the guy who is talking about that obviously doesn't even know how it fits together as the arrows are pointing to the wrong sections of the plug that he says is broken. Still, IF this breaks when you go to remove it then it would leave exposed connections and that is bad. I have a few of these type of devices and if any of them broke the result would be the same.

Personally I would like to see a tear down of the unit but it doesn't look bad and I would be tempted to try it.
xyhz123456

You cant really say that. Most supermarkets would be considered … You cant really say that. Most supermarkets would be considered "reputable" and often the gear can be risky at best. There are a few stores out there I refuse to buy electronics from because I have purchased enough junk from them to know that anything they sell MIGHT be a risk.If the item is the same shown below then it doesn't look bad to start with.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEB-K00dGQ0http://www.betronstore.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/98/s/usb-mains-charger-3-port-uk-wall-plug-ac65/category/5/Unless the item is torn-down then no one will ever know if the quality or design is good.Also, per the negative amazon reviews you pointed out.The melted plug is a huge concern, but it is 2 ports not 3, so obviously not the same device. If the same company then still a worry.As for the 3 pin adapter breaking off, the guy who is talking about that obviously doesn't even know how it fits together as the arrows are pointing to the wrong sections of the plug that he says is broken. Still, IF this breaks when you go to remove it then it would leave exposed connections and that is bad. I have a few of these type of devices and if any of them broke the result would be the same.Personally I would like to see a tear down of the unit but it doesn't look bad and I would be tempted to try it.



That video you posted shows the 3 pin plug comes off by just twisting, and he says it comes off easily, so it would seem that that twisting the body while it was plugged in would cause the body to separate exposing the live and neutral connectors!

I don't believe that could be legal in the UK. All the power plugs with detachable uk 3 pins adaptors I own have shielded mains connections on the removable plug pins and lock in place with a catch that has to be depressed which can only be done once the plug has been removed from the socket.


As to the picture of the broken catch there are clearly two catches one at the top, the other at the bottom, he may have incorrectly labelled the opposite slot to the one that the broken catch goes in on his picture, but that doesn't make any odds, the catch is broken and it looks like there is very little plastic to hold the two parts together, so I'm not surprised it has broken.

I must admit I hadn't noticed the melted one is a two usb port version, but it otherwise looks similar, and I'd be surprised if the three port version is made out of different plastic, or has a better secured front cover.

I wouldn't allow one to be used in my house.

Edited by: "melted" 23rd Jun 2017
can anyone tell me if these can also be used for a normal plug too, i am looking at plugging in a small desk top fan on my hols but not sure if it just charges many thanks for any info
thenormalone

This deal is not being touted as a holiday charger and even then, you'd … This deal is not being touted as a holiday charger and even then, you'd need an adapter which defeats the whole purpose of the thing as people probably already have a USB plug charger, donut!



What absolute rubbish, but funny. People don't post deals here and list all the uses of a product. Thanks for the laugh.
PhoneBrains

Hot. Perfect for holidays when you only get one socket in hotel room and … Hot. Perfect for holidays when you only get one socket in hotel room and want to charge stuff overnight. Ordered.


The holy grail product I'm looking for is one of these USB adaptors but with a multi-country adapter built in. They do exist with slide-on adaptors but even better would be a well designed multi-country plug.
buglawton

The holy grail product I'm looking for is one of these USB adaptors but … The holy grail product I'm looking for is one of these USB adaptors but with a multi-country adapter built in. They do exist with slide-on adaptors but even better would be a well designed multi-country plug.



What, something like these? oneadaptr.co.uk/col…all
Edited by: "melted" 23rd Jun 2017
melted

What, something like these? https://www.oneadaptr.co.uk/collections/all



Well, no.

Something like this : cameraking.co.uk/fuj…wcB
melted

What, something like these? https://www.oneadaptr.co.uk/collections/all


Yes it's just a pity it's 2.4A presumably across 2 USB sockets on the more compact model. I've discovered that my power banks (used a lot on holiday) need a good 2A from a USB socket to charge in less than 24 hours. At this moment the best option looks like this Betron or similar - I rate Anker as good - plus a world wall socket adapter.
buglawton

Yes it's just a pity it's 2.4A presumably across 2 USB sockets on the … Yes it's just a pity it's 2.4A presumably across 2 USB sockets on the more compact model. I've discovered that my power banks (used a lot on holiday) need a good 2A from a USB socket to charge in less than 24 hours. At this moment the best option looks like this Betron or similar - I rate Anker as good - plus a world wall socket adapter.



The 2 USB + mains socket one is rated at 3.4A / 17W shared between the 2 usb sockets and the 4 usb port is 4A.

Argos sell one, but unfortunately its the version with the lump on the side to attach apple chargers.

thenormalone

This deal is not being touted as a holiday charger and even then, you'd … This deal is not being touted as a holiday charger and even then, you'd need an adapter which defeats the whole purpose of the thing as people probably already have a USB plug charger, donut!



I'm going on holiday to England Wales and Ireland so it's perfect for me. Donut?
Wahey - mine arrived today, Monday. Will test as soon as I can - but no reason to assume a problem - yet!
Has anyone notice on their iPhone 6s that ONLY while connected to this plug (no matter how many other devices are on it) the TuchID doesn't work reliably? (Works fine with any other plug or when disconnected)?
emsy82

Has anyone notice on their iPhone 6s that ONLY while connected to this … Has anyone notice on their iPhone 6s that ONLY while connected to this plug (no matter how many other devices are on it) the TuchID doesn't work reliably? (Works fine with any other plug or when disconnected)?



Cheap chargers tend to product a very noisy supply with lots of voltage spikes, and emit lots of RF interference, either could affect the phone's capacitance sensors.

I'm surprised anyone would spend so much on a phone, but so little on a charger.

There's a good article here, that compares a quality power supply to a shoddy counterfeit one, complete with oscilloscope traces:- righto.com/201…tml
About30ninjas

Do you mean China Export?Heat for the price anyway.



What's the difference?.
melted

China Export is a myth.China ExportA logo very similar to CE marking has … China Export is a myth.China ExportA logo very similar to CE marking has been alleged to stand for China Export because some Chinese manufacturers apply it to their products.[17] However, the European Commission says that this is a misconception. The matter was raised at the European Parliament in 2008.[18] The Commission responded that it was unaware of the existence of any "Chinese Export" mark and that, in its view, the incorrect application of the CE marking on products was unrelated to incorrect depictions of the symbol, although both practices took place. It had initiated the procedure to register CE marking as a Community collective trademark, and was in discussion with Chinese authorities to ensure compliance with European legislation.[19]



Very interesting ...

Thanx for that. :-)
amour3k

Very interesting ...Thanx for that. :-)



People who now own this charger should read the section on misuse, in particular:-

A test of 27 electrical chargers found that all the eight legitimately branded ones with a reputable name met safety standards, but none of those unbranded or with minor names did, despite bearing the CЄ mark;[13] non-compliant devices were actually potentially unreliable and dangerous, presenting electrical and fire hazards
melted

People who now own this charger should read the section on misuse, in … People who now own this charger should read the section on misuse, in particular:-A test of 27 electrical chargers found that all the eight legitimately branded ones with a reputable name met safety standards, but none of those unbranded or with minor names did, despite bearing the CЄ mark;[13] non-compliant devices were actually potentially unreliable and dangerous, presenting electrical and fire hazards



Interesting again!.

Your tag name is approximately named @ 'melted', huh?. ;-)
Just got mine today and after plugging it in it is working and charging my devices but is making a constant high pitched whining sound. Is anyone else who bought one of these experiencing the same?

It seems the pitch of the noise changes when I get a message on my phone or turn on the screen, i.e. draw more current).

I'm assuming this shoudn't be happening and is faulty but wanted to check with others before contacting the seller.
Edited by: "LoAl" 28th Jun 2017
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