Masterplug Surge Protected USB Charging Adaptor. £7.49 Argos
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Masterplug Surge Protected USB Charging Adaptor. £7.49 Argos

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Found 26th Jul 2016
Seems a good price.

Product description / spec

Unlimited warranty cover in the event of equipment damage by an electrical surge/spike.

1 socket with .
13 amps - .
Surge protection with surge indicator.
2USB outputs.
Power indicator.
Child-resistant sockets.
Suitable for indoor use.
Manufacturer's 3 year guarantee.
EAN: 5015056516264.
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From other sites this seems to be rated at 1000mA output but it may be shared across both ports which is going to be pretty slow at charging even with the best cables.
Also has a slight hum to it and the lights are very bright; that said I have one driving a couple of low power USB devices that are permanently on.
Halfmad

From other sites this seems to be rated at 1000mA output but it may be … From other sites this seems to be rated at 1000mA output but it may be shared across both ports which is going to be pretty slow at charging even with the best cables.


Agree It Is pretty slow but perfect for charging phone or Ipad overnight.
Out of my 4, 2 died within a few months.

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MrFizzy

Out of my 4, 2 died within a few months.



Take it back to Argos, they'll replace within one year, plus you get one year guarantee on the new one from date of replacement.
I've got a couple, charge extremely slow
MrFizzy

Out of my 4, 2 died within a few months.



​One died on me too and as already mentioned the lights are quite bright for bedroom charging.
Is it me or does it look a bit like an owl?
CraigT

Is it me or does it look a bit like an owl?


As I don't have a photograph of you I'm not able to tell you if you look a bit like an owl.
Had one of these for a few years, still working but as mentioned light is super bright, get your ready!
Might sound daft, but can you plug an extension lead into this? Or would it be better buying an extension lead with surge protection in it?
Adam12Ran

Might sound daft, but can you plug an extension lead into this? Or would … Might sound daft, but can you plug an extension lead into this? Or would it be better buying an extension lead with surge protection in it?


Yes you can, and you will get the same chocolate teapot level of surge protection as if you had bought a "surge protected" extension lead in the first place.
pibpob

Yes you can, and you will get the same chocolate teapot level of surge … Yes you can, and you will get the same chocolate teapot level of surge protection as if you had bought a "surge protected" extension lead in the first place.



The amount of trouble you went to, to try and be sarky. Didn't go well, did it? Either give me a decent answer or go sit in your dull dull cave.
Adam12Ran

The amount of trouble you went to, to try and be sarky. Didn't go well, … The amount of trouble you went to, to try and be sarky. Didn't go well, did it? Either give me a decent answer or go sit in your dull dull cave.


I'm not being "sarky". I'm just reporting a fact. "Surge protected" extension leads are a triumph of marketing over common sense. We did just fine before they were invented, and where's the evidence that they actually do any good?
pibpob

I'm not being "sarky". I'm just reporting a fact. "Surge protected" … I'm not being "sarky". I'm just reporting a fact. "Surge protected" extension leads are a triumph of marketing over common sense. We did just fine before they were invented, and where's the evidence that they actually do any good?



​I've never had a surge protected extension in my house and never had any trouble
dazzl3r324

​I've never had a surge protected extension in my house and never had any … ​I've never had a surge protected extension in my house and never had any trouble



Well, I used to use them in the past - in fact, the "top of the range" Belkin ones - until there was a particularly intense thunderstorm late one evening.

The following day I tried to go online, only to find my router had been completed and totally zapped (as had the surge protector unit!) When I rang the claims department, they weren't at all surprised by this and told me that no domestic surge protection could handle events such as this.

To their credit, they immediately replaced all my fried equipment and even sent me a replacement surge protector strip.

If "surge protection" is already included in a device, that's fair enough. But I certainly would never pay £30 - £40 plus for "premium" powerstrips and adaptors (as I foolishly used to) in the mistaken belief they would protect my equipment.
wolvesinwales

​One died on me too and as already mentioned the lights are quite bright f … ​One died on me too and as already mentioned the lights are quite bright for bedroom charging.


Mine was bright, until I stuck blutack over it defeats the object but hey kills the bright light and peelable of
very good price,still use mine after 2years..super bright light
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