MASTERPLUG 322U-MP 2-Plug Socket with USB  @ Currys
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MASTERPLUG 322U-MP 2-Plug Socket with USB @ Currys

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Found 8th MarEdited by:"haggisheid"
Sounds like a good price with free delivery.

The Masterplug 322U-MP 2-Socket Plug Adapter with USB includes USB ports and child protection features, ideal for a family home filled with gadgets.

USB charging for your smartphone and accessories

Unlike traditional plug sockets, the Masterplug 322U-MP features a couple of handy USB ports for conveniently charging your smartphone, music player, tablet and other digital devices. It has the added benefit of freeing up your plug sockets for other electrical gear.

Child resistant sockets

The 322U-MP features child resistant shuttered sockets to prevent small objects from being inserted into them - an essential feature for any family home filled with electric appliances.
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Predikuesi12 m ago

Should be in Deals rather than Freebies.


thanks
these are fire hazards: voting cold.
If you've got a Screwfix near you and need two or more, you can get the LAP (3.1A) sockets for £7.50 each.

LAP sockets
lastjunkie16 m ago

these are fire hazards: voting cold.


A source for your statement could help others on here and would prevent the fires you suggest.
Are these single pole or double pole?
Predikuesi19 m ago

A source for your statement could help others on here and would prevent …A source for your statement could help others on here and would prevent the fires you suggest.


electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/ele…ts/

you're putting something that's always 'on' into the mains supply, and is also more likely to fail, so at some point you'll end up with a dead circuit sitting there until you replace the socket.

It's far simpler, and safer to just use a plug in a normal socket.
lastjunkie20 m ago

https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/electrical-professionals/product-safety-unit/usb-socket-outlets/you're putting something that's always 'on' into the mains supply, and is also more likely to fail, so at some point you'll end up with a dead circuit sitting there until you replace the socket.It's far simpler, and safer to just use a plug in a normal socket.


Plenty of stuff hard wired into the mains before these sockets come along. One common thing is a bell transformer, not too dissimilar to what's in these sockets.
lastjunkie28 m ago

https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/electrical-professionals/product-safety-unit/usb-socket-outlets/you're putting something that's always 'on' into the mains supply, and is also more likely to fail, so at some point you'll end up with a dead circuit sitting there until you replace the socket.It's far simpler, and safer to just use a plug in a normal socket.


That site actually says "Electrical Safety First believes that the use of low cost, unbranded products might present the risk of electric shock and/or fire."

These are branded and tested/marked so should present no more danger than plugging in a charger. Probably safer than buying a cheapy USB charger.
deathtrap30007 m ago

Plenty of stuff hard wired into the mains before these sockets come along. …Plenty of stuff hard wired into the mains before these sockets come along. One common thing is a bell transformer, not too dissimilar to what's in these sockets.


if that fails; you'll remove/replace it. unlikely with a usb port when the other sockets still work.

personally, I don't think it's worth the added hassle of installation, or the risk.
lastjunkie22 m ago

if that fails; you'll remove/replace it. unlikely with a usb port when the …if that fails; you'll remove/replace it. unlikely with a usb port when the other sockets still work.personally, I don't think it's worth the added hassle of installation, or the risk.


If you're willing to replace a hard-wired item, what's the added hassle of replacing a socket - it tends to be easier to access for a start. isolate power and it's 5-10min job.

the millions of cheap chinese plug-in chargers flooding the market are much more of a fire-hazard in my eyes.
You can get USB plug sockets that power off when no devices are plugged in. That would be a better choice imo.
Link says not available for delivery and another option is Screwfix who charge £7.50 on 2+
Those LAP ones have high quality components according to the reviews
Just a heads up,,bought a few of these from b and q to replace double sockets but they are slightly larger so won't fit with out some work
Gormond15 h, 29 m ago

You can get USB plug sockets that power off when no devices are plugged …You can get USB plug sockets that power off when no devices are plugged in. That would be a better choice imo.


What brand and where do you buy them from? Cheers.
lastjunkie21 h, 43 m ago

https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/electrical-professionals/product-safety-unit/usb-socket-outlets/you're putting something that's always 'on' into the mains supply, and is also more likely to fail, so at some point you'll end up with a dead circuit sitting there until you replace the socket.It's far simpler, and safer to just use a plug in a normal socket.


If you have a modern distro board with RCD on all circuits then if there is a fault it would probably flip the breaker
If you're saying because it's non branded it's a fire hazard that logic should apply to all non branded electronics and their chargers not just because this is a wall socket with usb ports that's "always on " .. Hence why i don't buy £3 phone charges from ebay and stick to oem

I use a British General 3.1Amp 2 port which i paid about £13 each , fitted around the house without issues and all work well.
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