Poundland USB 1A £1 charger
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Poundland USB 1A £1 charger

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Found 11th Dec 2016
Found this in my local, viewed a £1 mains USB charger with some trepidation, but it gets the Bigclive seal of approval
youtube.com/wat…NZw

Not the most stable voltage, but adequate.

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As reviewed by Big Clive. Thumbs up for that.

Banned

the ones from eBay and odd market sellers in town catch fire !
be careful and buy original

I do like bigclive videos. Amazing how deadly some products are.

These looked safe - if they're the same ones.

1A is very low. if you're wanting to charge a modern phone it will be slooowwww.

sofiasar

the ones from eBay and odd market sellers in town catch fire ! be careful … the ones from eBay and odd market sellers in town catch fire ! be careful and buy original



Have you seen inside one of these?

Banned

TheUrbis

Have you seen inside one of these?



​not this one ,no.
but my advice wasn't for this one alone.
it's for any cheap chargers. I'd like to say it's better to stay safe than say sorry I forgot to mention that.

Upvote for Big Clive!

Would not trust it.

has a few wires hanging out ... but it's only a pound ... please DON'T take the risk

pound land fined £190,000 for selling faulty phone chargers that set on fire ... think I will give this a miss

Hmm yyyy I will pass I think

robert260574

pound land fined £190,000 for selling faulty phone chargers that set on … pound land fined £190,000 for selling faulty phone chargers that set on fire ... think I will give this a miss


*poundworld

when it's most likely going to be plugged in all day everyday, don't risk it!

tomekent

1A is very low. if you're wanting to charge a modern phone it will be … 1A is very low. if you're wanting to charge a modern phone it will be slooowwww.



​iphone 7's stock charger is only 1 amp. I charge my phone overnight at 0.25 amp to prolong battery life

gazdoubleu

​iphone 7's stock charger is only 1 amp. I charge my phone overnight at 0 … ​iphone 7's stock charger is only 1 amp. I charge my phone overnight at 0.25 amp to prolong battery life



I understand that heat is the big killer of LIPO batteries (which equates to how quickly its charged(and current)/heavy the usage) but i thought other than this the critical thing is making sure you never get less than about 10-15% on the LIPO. Does charging at 1A really warm the battery up? my galaxy s6 doesn't seem to get too hot at 1A (unlike the fast charger)

robert260574

pound land fined £190,000 for selling faulty phone chargers that set on … pound land fined £190,000 for selling faulty phone chargers that set on fire ... think I will give this a miss



​seriously, pounland fined, then you post about poundworld being fined.

Banned

I just use the one that came with the phone or plug it to the computer, Android Box or w/e.

robert260574

pound land fined £190,000 for selling faulty phone chargers that set on … pound land fined £190,000 for selling faulty phone chargers that set on fire ... think I will give this a miss



​Poundworld, different company, different products.

sam_of_london

Already posted earlier by me. … Already posted earlier by me. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/usb-charger-plug-with-one-usb-slot-1-poundland-2561721



​so a car charger from a different retailer,
sometimes Sam, unbelievable even by your usual low standards.

tomekent

1A is very low. if you're wanting to charge a modern phone it will be … 1A is very low. if you're wanting to charge a modern phone it will be slooowwww.



​a phone will only draw the amps it needs, I have 3 phones and 3 tablets bought in the last year, they draw between .6 and 1.5amps, so the smaller draw items will charge fine from one of these. the higher draw items slightly longer.
everybody bangs on about 2.1 and 3.1 without even knowing what their phone needs.

Just watched that BigClive review and this gets the thumbs up. Would now trust this over an unbranded charger elsewhere on the high street, though it won't be very fast. I always think it's best to charge batteries slowly most of the time anyway. This would be a good bedside plug.

tomekent

1A is very low. if you're wanting to charge a modern phone it will be … 1A is very low. if you're wanting to charge a modern phone it will be slooowwww.



​I'd 2nd this (especially for tablets).

Also I'm also very wary of any cheap electronics as they are usually the ones you hear about overheating.

shadey12

​a phone will only draw the amps it needs, I have 3 phones and 3 tablets b … ​a phone will only draw the amps it needs, I have 3 phones and 3 tablets bought in the last year, they draw between .6 and 1.5amps, so the smaller draw items will charge fine from one of these. the higher draw items slightly longer.everybody bangs on about 2.1 and 3.1 without even knowing what their phone needs.



​That's because some of us have devices that draw more current. Heard of Qualcomm's quickcharge?

hyenadog

I understand that heat is the big killer of LIPO batteries (which equates … I understand that heat is the big killer of LIPO batteries (which equates to how quickly its charged(and current)/heavy the usage) but i thought other than this the critical thing is making sure you never get less than about 10-15% on the LIPO. Does charging at 1A really warm the battery up? my galaxy s6 doesn't seem to get too hot at 1A (unlike the fast charger)



​Seems to with mine. Point is if your phone will accept a low charging current, for me, why not? I'm a moderate user and can get by charging my phone just the once overnight.

Why is this going cold when the OP has gone to the trouble to link a video that shows these to be safe and safety is intrinsic to the design? All those who are voting negative better get their Christmas tree lights PAT tested. Make sure you don't go out without flicking the main circuit breaker in your consumer unit and carry a fire extinguisher in your car if you're charging phones or using Sat Navs!

gazdoubleu

Why is this going cold when the OP has gone to the trouble to link a … Why is this going cold when the OP has gone to the trouble to link a video that shows these to be safe and safety is intrinsic to the design? All those who are voting negative better get their Christmas tree lights PAT tested. Make sure you don't go out without flicking the main circuit breaker in your consumer unit and carry a fire extinguisher in your car if you're charging phones or using Sat Navs!



This is why.....

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sam_of_london

Already posted earlier by me. … Already posted earlier by me. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/usb-charger-plug-with-one-usb-slot-1-poundland-2561721


Thanks just voted cold for your deal too

dazzl3r324

​That's because some of us have devices that draw more current. Heard of Q … ​That's because some of us have devices that draw more current. Heard of Qualcomm's quickcharge?



​for which you need a dedicated charger anyway.
ever heard of that.
if you just plug any fast charging item in a standard 2.1 or 3.1amp charger it won't work at its full capacity if it's not the correct type of fast charger.

Big clive has some scary videos of cheap ebay lanterns which include a usb charging port. They have no transformer so the usb port is basically direct to mains via a diode
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