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British General 2-Gang SP 13A Switched Socket + 3.1A 2-Outlet USB - White £6.99 @ Screwfix
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British General 2-Gang SP 13A Switched Socket + 3.1A 2-Outlet USB - White £6.99 @ Screwfix

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Posted 5th JanEdited by:"merb0786"

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Good price for this. I have a few of these and they have good build quality with well spaced wire inputs.

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

  • Raised Square 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
  • Single Pole Switched
  • Outboard Rockers
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Good price. Higher output than the one I posted for those that want them for device charging. The 2.1A I have is fine down the back of a bookcase and powering my Google Home Mini - needed something slim so the bookcase could sit flush against the wall (bought a 90° USB cable from ebay for 99p to help keep it depth protrusion down).
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Do these have any kind of intelligent charging or is it just transformed to usb voltage?
antspam05/01/2020 21:29

Do these have any kind of intelligent charging or is it just transformed …Do these have any kind of intelligent charging or is it just transformed to usb voltage?


The latter mate
Good price. Higher output than the one I posted for those that want them for device charging. The 2.1A I have is fine down the back of a bookcase and powering my Google Home Mini - needed something slim so the bookcase could sit flush against the wall (bought a 90° USB cable from ebay for 99p to help keep it depth protrusion down).
Brilliant, thanks!
Bought 2.1a from bnq for £9
What the difference between this one and the dearer BG one with the same 3.1 at Screwfix?
f4se8ook05/01/2020 23:00

Bought 2.1a from bnq for £9


This is 3.1a and cheaper. What’s your point?
Mark_Walmsley06/01/2020 07:10

What the difference between this one and the dearer BG one with the same …What the difference between this one and the dearer BG one with the same 3.1 at Screwfix?


The price
merb078606/01/2020 08:41

The price


Shame I never saw these on Friday. I bought 2 Lap ones for £15. Bought a BG one from Wickes last week and think the BG is better quality.
johnmcdon06/01/2020 08:39

This is 3.1a and cheaper. What’s your point?


I paid more and lost out on this deal?
Mark_Walmsley06/01/2020 07:10

What the difference between this one and the dearer BG one with the same …What the difference between this one and the dearer BG one with the same 3.1 at Screwfix?


I too would like to know the answer to this
dole06/01/2020 10:06

Okkkkk....??


Glad to know you have sound understanding
dole06/01/2020 10:07

I too would like to know the answer to this


Only different I can see is the ON is different?
Is there a power drain from the USB ports even if the ports are used?
i wouldn't use as my daily charger, i just use mine to power USB devices like chrome sticks, google displays and web/security cams etc. A proper fast charger is much better for charging a modern android with fast charge
FAMILYGUY06/01/2020 12:47

Is there a power drain from the USB ports even if the ports are used?


I take it you meant if the ports arent being used and sitting idle, the answer is yes.
I dont understand why they place the USB ports so close together as it stops some cables from being able to be placed side by side...
yuha_200006/01/2020 13:08

i wouldn't use as my daily charger, i just use mine to power USB devices …i wouldn't use as my daily charger, i just use mine to power USB devices like chrome sticks, google displays and web/security cams etc. A proper fast charger is much better for charging a modern android with fast charge


Seems great for next to the bed for overnight charging though?
john.thorpe06/01/2020 13:38

Seems great for next to the bed for overnight charging though?


Yep they're perfect.
I don't use these because there is no way of turning them off.

There is a very tiny risk that they are faulty and burn your house down.

I prefer stuff that I can turn off when not in use
These socket usb plates won't have fast charging possibly won't be on any of them for anyone who waiting or wondering.


"Hi, thank you for your product enquiry.
There are a couple of different fast charging technologies, each designed and patented by a different company, but neither of which uses only a higher power availability to speed up charging.
As we are not patent holders for either of these technologies we cannot include them in our products unfortunately, and hence do not claim our USBs to be fast charge devices."
JoeLennox06/01/2020 14:20

I don't use these because there is no way of turning them off.There is a …I don't use these because there is no way of turning them off.There is a very tiny risk that they are faulty and burn your house down.I prefer stuff that I can turn off when not in use


If they are faulty your electric will shut down and once you turn it on there will be a switch that doesn't flip up for example 'up stairs sockets' then you will know it's faulty. If it flips up but goes back down after you plug something in it then you know it's not faulty but it's whatever your plugging in that's faulty or its some other socket.
MR112306/01/2020 14:31

If they are faulty your electric will shut down and once you turn it on …If they are faulty your electric will shut down and once you turn it on there will be a switch that doesn't flip up for example 'up stairs sockets' then you will know it's faulty. If it flips up but goes back down after you plug something in it then you know it's not faulty but it's whatever your plugging in that's faulty or its some other socket.



Only if it uses more than 32amps or causes an RCD fault.

You can start a fire with 1amp
Cheers OP, ordered 2 for my needs
JoeLennox06/01/2020 14:34

Only if it uses more than 32amps or causes an RCD fault.You can start a …Only if it uses more than 32amps or causes an RCD fault.You can start a fire with 1amp


Nope. Kettles and iron use 13amps or 10amps and they are common problems for when electric shuts down. Not sure where you got this information from
Mark_Walmsley06/01/2020 08:55

Shame I never saw these on Friday. I bought 2 Lap ones for £15. Bought a …Shame I never saw these on Friday. I bought 2 Lap ones for £15. Bought a BG one from Wickes last week and think the BG is better quality.


They are.
Until there's a way to turn the usb off, if personally not use. Just use the plug the came with the device! I've never been that short of sockets to warrant this
MR112306/01/2020 14:46

Nope. Kettles and iron use 13amps or 10amps and they are common problems …Nope. Kettles and iron use 13amps or 10amps and they are common problems for when electric shuts down. Not sure where you got this information from



There are only two ways it shuts down, either the MCB trips because too much current (32A on ringmain, less on others). Other way is if RCD trips because energy has gone to ground, which can be done by any device, regardless of power.

Those are only two faults that are caught by most consumer units.

There are faults that may cause fires which won't trip your consumer unit.
JoeLennox06/01/2020 16:14

There are only two ways it shuts down, either the MCB trips because too …There are only two ways it shuts down, either the MCB trips because too much current (32A on ringmain, less on others). Other way is if RCD trips because energy has gone to ground, which can be done by any device, regardless of power.Those are only two faults that are caught by most consumer units. There are faults that may cause fires which won't trip your consumer unit.


Okay thanks I'm not aware of this.
dole06/01/2020 10:06

Okkkkk....??


Yeah, grammar goes a long way
Mark_Walmsley06/01/2020 08:55

Shame I never saw these on Friday. I bought 2 Lap ones for £15. Bought a …Shame I never saw these on Friday. I bought 2 Lap ones for £15. Bought a BG one from Wickes last week and think the BG is better quality.


My LAP double USB socket had both USB outlets fail just past a year,the chime sound when you first plug in to an Apple device was going ding ding ding like a bell and LAP weren’t interested when I said it should have lasted longer than 12 months especially as I barely used it then one day this! Apparently LAP is made by a crappy firm called Kingfisher products!
daveandvera06/01/2020 17:21

My LAP double USB socket had both USB outlets fail just past a year,the …My LAP double USB socket had both USB outlets fail just past a year,the chime sound when you first plug in to an Apple device was going ding ding ding like a bell and LAP weren’t interested when I said it should have lasted longer than 12 months especially as I barely used it then one day this! Apparently LAP is made by a crappy firm called Kingfisher products!


I read somewhere on here somebody returned their Lap back to Screwfix who replaced it with no problem.
I would never get a single pole switch, you have to physically pull out the plug to disconnect, double pole is safer and only costs a little bit more.
Thankyou
Is BG as bad as LAP?
nanlik06/01/2020 15:35

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Can you link that please? I want some usb wall sockets but would only want switched ones or them auto ones...
Just make sure you perform a figure of 8 ring continuety test after installing any type of socket!
Arstneio06/01/2020 19:19

Is BG as bad as LAP?


No. BG are good. LAP are pretty crappy but you get what you pay for. It’s ok for LED outdoor light but I’d never get LAP sockets.
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