USB Charger Plug RAVPower 4-Port 40W / 8A Travel Adaptor (EU and UK Adapter Interchangeable £9.99 Prime / £13.98 non Prime Sold by Sunvalleytek-UK and Fulfilled by Amazon
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USB Charger Plug RAVPower 4-Port 40W / 8A Travel Adaptor (EU and UK Adapter Interchangeable £9.99 Prime / £13.98 non Prime Sold by Sunvalleytek-UK and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 4th Dec
Decent price for this 4 port charger!

Use the voucher on product page, or use code 'NUIX8HEQ' at checkout!

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  • 1 Charger 3 Options: Combining a robust 4-port USB wall charger and the option to use either a 5 ft. cable or two adapters with EU/UK plug, you will enjoy the freedom to assemble your own charger
  • EU + UK Travel Adapter: Connect either detachable adapter with the wall charger and be ready for any EU + UK business trip or unwind at your favorite holiday destination
  • Fast 2.4A USB Output: All 4 USB ports are powered by iSmart 2.0 technology to instantly identify the connected device and provide up to 2.4A of charging current
  • Powerful 8A/40W Output: Powerful enough to charge 4 tablets simultaneously at full speed with 2.4A max output per port or 8A total current output
  • Protected And Certified: 100% safe charging with overcharging, overheating and short circuit protection. CE / FCC / RoHS Certified

34 Comments

any good??

Look at the 1* reviews. There's a picture of one that burnt the casing. Others have reported early failure. Just bad luck I guess.

I know of another that exploded on first use. Fortunately, no damage but did look like the one from the 1* review. In fairness to Ravpower, they refunded immediately. Maybe that was another case of bad luck and there does seem to be lots of positive reviews. I will refrain from voting in this instance.

MZzzz54 m ago

I know of another that exploded on first use. Fortunately, no damage but …I know of another that exploded on first use. Fortunately, no damage but did look like the one from the 1* review. In fairness to Ravpower, they refunded immediately. Maybe that was another case of bad luck and there does seem to be lots of positive reviews. I will refrain from voting in this instance.


It might be just a very small amount of users that have had failed devices but really you'd not expect any to burn up with a puff of smoke or fail. It looks reasonably good but I'd still be a bit wary of leaving it unnattended in case I was one of the one percent that does fail.

I picked up the black one on black Friday. Mine works really well, no issues so far.

Thanks.

Took a gamble on the black one.

Here's hoping it doesn't burn the house down!
Edited by: "erjin999" 4th Dec

spannerzone43 m ago

It might be just a very small amount of users that have had failed devices …It might be just a very small amount of users that have had failed devices but really you'd not expect any to burn up with a puff of smoke or fail. It looks reasonably good but I'd still be a bit wary of leaving it unnattended in case I was one of the one percent that does fail.


This one went with a bang, but no fire thankfully. Where mains are involved, I only use fused products, and I do try to be local with early stage usage.

Specifically to this Ravpower charger, I don’t believe the travel portion of this one, should be used in the UK, on mains (it is not fused, and therefore dangerous). Figure 8 power cable should be fused and therefore UK suitable. If not, I would send the entire unit back.

MZzzz24 m ago

This one went with a bang, but no fire thankfully. Where mains are …This one went with a bang, but no fire thankfully. Where mains are involved, I only use fused products, and I do try to be local with early stage usage. Specifically to this Ravpower charger, I don’t believe the travel portion of this one, should be used in the UK, on mains (it is not fused, and therefore dangerous). Figure 8 power cable should be fused and therefore UK suitable. If not, I would send the entire unit back.


Yes that's a good point about the adaptor not being fused. I see one review shows the figure of 8 power lead burnt out, I wonder if that's down to being a lousy power cable? I've had a few crappy power leads that at first glance look legit but closer inspection shows non compliant plugs with dodgy fuses and thin crappy mains wire (you have to strip the wire to check it though!)

Good Price but no quick charge 3.0 . All my phone s have quick charge so only buying ones with quick charge 3.0 or 4+
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 4th Dec

A lot of suspicious amazon reviews on reviewmeta.

I've bought one. Hopefully it won't burn my house down.

MZzzz4 h, 33 m ago

This one went with a bang, but no fire thankfully. Where mains are …This one went with a bang, but no fire thankfully. Where mains are involved, I only use fused products, and I do try to be local with early stage usage. Specifically to this Ravpower charger, I don’t believe the travel portion of this one, should be used in the UK, on mains (it is not fused, and therefore dangerous). Figure 8 power cable should be fused and therefore UK suitable. If not, I would send the entire unit back.


Sorry but how many phone or tablet chargers sold in the UK have fuses in them?????? Yes rhetorical question, answer is none. With that logic all chargers especially iphone chargers that have a higher percentage of blowing up are dangerous - electricity is dangerous...... the fuse argument is essentailly silly

I don't own this but I am on the look out for a 6 port quick charge version, I do like the the interchange-able sockets but worry if a piece of wire gets trapped and it will blow like the picture - but then again that would happen with any double -insulated charger.

alferone2 h, 35 m ago

A lot of suspicious amazon reviews on reviewmeta.


AS I was on the look out and have been looking, I've noticed several of the reviews are cut and pasted amongst several different products - clearly fake reviews

Not sure I’d trust reviews on this. Personally I can vouch for this one from Syncwire at similar price

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

I’ve had it plugged in for over a year with no probs. I’ve got a few syncwire charging products and all have been excellent and still going strong.
Edited by: "Riaow" 4th Dec

OperateOnMe1 h, 16 m ago

AS I was on the look out and have been looking, I've noticed several of …AS I was on the look out and have been looking, I've noticed several of the reviews are cut and pasted amongst several different products - clearly fake reviews


I saw someone mention reviewmeta on here as a chrome extension and it has completely changed how I use amazon, you can finally filter out fake reviews and get the authentic picture. You can tell straight away that this is fake, it's always suspicious when there are loads of 5 start reviews on a random item.

The worst items for fake reviews are vitamins and supplements.

Bought one about six months ago and has been used almost every day. No issues with it. I have it plugged in by the main 'block' not by the adaptor. It's used practically every day to charge three tablets and a phone. This is a great price for it. Also used in Cyprus this year with no issues

Yes, i got this on prime day and everything has been sound, took to Italy too with the adapter and no problems

MZzzz19 h, 47 m ago

I know of another that exploded on first use. Fortunately, no damage but …I know of another that exploded on first use. Fortunately, no damage but did look like the one from the 1* review. In fairness to Ravpower, they refunded immediately. Maybe that was another case of bad luck and there does seem to be lots of positive reviews. I will refrain from voting in this instance.


Yeah, things like this should NEVER explode. Sure if it was DOA or simply went faulty after some time but NOT exploded. It means there was a dangerous design fault and it would never have achieved CE status, which is most likely faked. The high voltage side and the low voltage side should have a clear physical gap to prevent the two from shorting out.
Edited by: "big.k" 5th Dec

OperateOnMe13 h, 41 m ago

Sorry but how many phone or tablet chargers sold in the UK have fuses in …Sorry but how many phone or tablet chargers sold in the UK have fuses in them?????? Yes rhetorical question, answer is none. With that logic all chargers especially iphone chargers that have a higher percentage of blowing up are dangerous - electricity is dangerous...... the fuse argument is essentailly sillyI don't own this but I am on the look out for a 6 port quick charge version, I do like the the interchange-able sockets but worry if a piece of wire gets trapped and it will blow like the picture - but then again that would happen with any double -insulated charger.


Usually not necessary as the body is made from plastic. Also the design of the item means the high voltage and low voltage side is separated by a physical gap.
However there is sometimes a re-settable fuse or a one-use fuse in the device.

spannerzone19 h, 35 m ago

It might be just a very small amount of users that have had failed devices …It might be just a very small amount of users that have had failed devices but really you'd not expect any to burn up with a puff of smoke or fail. It looks reasonably good but I'd still be a bit wary of leaving it unnattended in case I was one of the one percent that does fail.


Small percentage of every product will fail at some point and get some 1* reviews. It happened to mighty s7 note, it happened to almighty iphone too... I've got 3 4.8A alloy car chargers from them and they are the best ones I've ever had. They're so good that I took another 4 for family... Ordered this too. Hot for me.
Edited by: "_hukdealer_" 5th Dec

OperateOnMe15 h, 26 m ago

Sorry but how many phone or tablet chargers sold in the UK have fuses in …Sorry but how many phone or tablet chargers sold in the UK have fuses in them?????? Yes rhetorical question, answer is none.



Wrong. The vast majority do - just not the type that sits in the plug. The ones that do not have a fuse, can not legally be sold. Its only the cheap ones via ebay / unchecked Chinese products that will truly be without fuses. Even the cheapest Chinese clones normally still have a fusible resistor in them though, as they cost next to nothing.
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It's called an internal fuse. Some will reset (Anker), some are one use thermal uses or fusible resistor.

You can see an example teardown here: righto.com/201…tml

Does anyone kno if it can produce 40w on a single port? or each port is limited to 10w. I'm looking for a second charger for my laptop (usb-c)

_hukdealer_5 h, 4 m ago

Small percentage of every product will fail at some point and get some 1* …Small percentage of every product will fail at some point and get some 1* reviews. It happened to mighty s7 note, it happened to almighty iphone too... I've got 3 4.8A alloy car chargers from them and they are the best ones I've ever had. They're so good that I took another 4 for family... Ordered this too. Hot for me.



yes that's for sure, everything can fail and some percentage of any product will fail regardless of who makes it. But it's pretty rare for well known brands to suffer with mains blowouts and the problem with less well known brands or totally unknown brands is where and what they source from. There are many good looking fake products out there these days and it's a nightmare to know what is good and what isn't.

Of course if Samsung or Sony made these products they've be £60 I reckon so you can't have everything.

nomnomnomnom4 h, 51 m ago

Wrong. The vast majority do - just not the type that sits in the plug. The …Wrong. The vast majority do - just not the type that sits in the plug. The ones that do not have a fuse, can not legally be sold. Its only the cheap ones via ebay / unchecked Chinese products that will truly be without fuses. Even the cheapest Chinese clones normally still have a fusible resistor in them though, as they cost next to nothing..It's called an internal fuse. Some will reset (Anker), some are one use thermal uses or fusible resistor.You can see an example teardown here: http://www.righto.com/2014/05/a-look-inside-ipad-chargers-pricey.html


NO, YOU ARE WRONG - this is not an electronics forum it is hotukdeals.com, in common language a fuse is a just a fuse (for you a replaceable amperage rated wire in a ceramic or glass tube, a fuse) and what the original comment was referring to, is exactly that! A replaceable UK fuse, the type you can buy in a supermarket or corner shop (not Maplins) - the type you get in a UK plug (not the hard wired electronic type). A hard-wired resister/fusable resister is not what most people think of a fuse or other components that can short out and act as a fuse (although technically it is) to most people it just is not and most people will say they do not have phone chargers with a replaceable fuse. If you bother reading the other threads above Big.K points out to my question a replaceable fuse is unnesersary, he does hint there are hard wired fuses and for this item not to have an internal fuse is very unlikely as it would not have a CE mark thus we hint it is more likely the picture shown is of sabotage. If you are so determined to say it has a fuse, buy it, take it apart and post a picture! -see how many people would call something hard wired onto electronics, a fuse.

The vast majority of phone chargers do not have a replaceable/user serviceable fuse (some don't even have a hard wired reset-able internal fuse). Believe it or not most phone chargers (especially UK and EU) are not earthed, the earth pin if present - is often just plastic, they are however double insultated with a physical gap - not having the gap means you don't get the other certification this plug has, thus you can get away with hard wired products/resisters/regulartors, yes the more the better but overall there is no fuse i.e. 1 amp, 3, amp, 5 amp or 13 amp fuse! Plus Amazon would not (continue to make/) sell this type of item (or any other phone charger) if it was dangerous and would blow up - it does not make business sense.

I do not represent the seller, but with over 500 degrees this item is clearly popular, it has novel features, I have thought about buying it but I want ideally 6 usb outlets with at least one being quick-charge and was put off by the fake reviews, thus not my cup of tea. I still voted hot.

mchcreations2 h, 27 m ago

Does anyone kno if it can produce 40w on a single port? or each port is …Does anyone kno if it can produce 40w on a single port? or each port is limited to 10w. I'm looking for a second charger for my laptop (usb-c)


The answer is no, it will not provide 40w on a single port. The ismart is upto 2.4amp per port, with 5 volts, the maximum wattage is 12 watts on a single port.

Overall not suitable to power laptop via USB-C as it is not designed for it, it may work but be very very very slow.

OperateOnMe20 m ago

The answer is no, it will not provide 40w on a single port. The ismart is …The answer is no, it will not provide 40w on a single port. The ismart is upto 2.4amp per port, with 5 volts, the maximum wattage is 12 watts on a single port. Overall not suitable to power laptop via USB-C as it is not designed for it, it may work but be very very very slow.


thanks

I've got some RAVPower stuff. Seems pretty good quality to me - probably on a par with Anker

Are Sunvalleytech paying the mods here or something?

I will pass and not vote either way until such time as bigclive.com does a tear down, and says this USB charger it is safe to purchase / use.

OperateOnMe18 h, 32 m ago

NO, YOU ARE WRONG - this is not an electronics forum it is hotukdeals.com, …NO, YOU ARE WRONG - this is not an electronics forum it is hotukdeals.com, in common language a fuse is a just a fuse (for you a replaceable amperage rated wire in a ceramic or glass tube, a fuse) and what the original comment was referring to, is exactly that! A replaceable UK fuse, the type you can buy in a supermarket or corner shop (not Maplins) - the type you get in a UK plug (not the hard wired electronic type). A hard-wired resister/fusable resister is not what most people think of a fuse or other components that can short out and act as a fuse (although technically it is) to most people it just is not and most people will say they do not have phone chargers with a replaceable fuse. If you bother reading the other threads above Big.K points out to my question a replaceable fuse is unnesersary, he does hint there are hard wired fuses and for this item not to have an internal fuse is very unlikely as it would not have a CE mark thus we hint it is more likely the picture shown is of sabotage. If you are so determined to say it has a fuse, buy it, take it apart and post a picture! -see how many people would call something hard wired onto electronics, a fuse.The vast majority of phone chargers do not have a replaceable/user serviceable fuse (some don't even have a hard wired reset-able internal fuse). Believe it or not most phone chargers (especially UK and EU) are not earthed, the earth pin if present - is often just plastic, they are however double insultated with a physical gap - not having the gap means you don't get the other certification this plug has, thus you can get away with hard wired products/resisters/regulartors, yes the more the better but overall there is no fuse i.e. 1 amp, 3, amp, 5 amp or 13 amp fuse! Plus Amazon would not (continue to make/) sell this type of item (or any other phone charger) if it was dangerous and would blow up - it does not make business sense.I do not represent the seller, but with over 500 degrees this item is clearly popular, it has novel features, I have thought about buying it but I want ideally 6 usb outlets with at least one being quick-charge and was put off by the fake reviews, thus not my cup of tea. I still voted hot.




NO, YOU ARE WRONG (SEE, OTHERS CAN USE CAPS TOO!).
Sadly, as opposed to getting in discussion about your comment, you seem to have got a bit upset. Let's recheck your quote:

"Sorry but how many phone or tablet chargers sold in the UK have fuses in them?????? Yes rhetorical question, answer is none."


This is absolutely and verifiably wrong. You can find teardowns of almost any common charger on the market through a simple Google search. Almost all of which will contain an internal fuse. Certainly any decent brand will.

You've failed to accept this, which is ashame, and felt the need to go down the "in common language" route, implying that somehow what you said wasn't wrong (it is) and that people should magically know what you actually meant and that they are at fault for this.

"If you bother reading the other threads above Big.K points out to my question a replaceable fuse is unnesersary"

I did read it all - but it wasn't your post. Your post is what I was replying to.
The entire purpose of my post was to highlight the statement about most (or "none" as you said) chargers having a fuse is wrong - they do. Nothing more. I am not judging your understanding of chargers, I'm justy pointing out that claiming there isn't a fuse in any charger isn't correct.

"as it would not have a CE mark thus we hint it is more likely the picture shown is of sabotage"

Sadly, CE is self certified. It literally means nothing on its own. Having it / not having it in an image is going to tell you next to nothing.



"Believe it or not most phone chargers (especially UK and EU) are not earthed"

Yes, I believe it - I've made many of my own electrical circuits over the years - although I'd point out that having an Earth pin is not a requirement for a working fuse. There are many ways you can put a fuse into a circuit without returning to Earth.

Anyway. I hope you have a great day and a great Xmas

Bought cheaper off ebay .. still works after 18 months

OperateOnMe5th Dec

NO, YOU ARE WRONG - this is not an electronics forum it is hotukdeals.com, …NO, YOU ARE WRONG - this is not an electronics forum it is hotukdeals.com, in common language a fuse is a just a fuse (for you a replaceable amperage rated wire in a ceramic or glass tube, a fuse) and what the original comment was referring to, is exactly that! A replaceable UK fuse, the type you can buy in a supermarket or corner shop (not Maplins) - the type you get in a UK plug (not the hard wired electronic type). A hard-wired resister/fusable resister is not what most people think of a fuse or other components that can short out and act as a fuse (although technically it is) to most people it just is not and most people will say they do not have phone chargers with a replaceable fuse. If you bother reading the other threads above Big.K points out to my question a replaceable fuse is unnesersary, he does hint there are hard wired fuses and for this item not to have an internal fuse is very unlikely as it would not have a CE mark thus we hint it is more likely the picture shown is of sabotage. If you are so determined to say it has a fuse, buy it, take it apart and post a picture! -see how many people would call something hard wired onto electronics, a fuse.The vast majority of phone chargers do not have a replaceable/user serviceable fuse (some don't even have a hard wired reset-able internal fuse). Believe it or not most phone chargers (especially UK and EU) are not earthed, the earth pin if present - is often just plastic, they are however double insultated with a physical gap - not having the gap means you don't get the other certification this plug has, thus you can get away with hard wired products/resisters/regulartors, yes the more the better but overall there is no fuse i.e. 1 amp, 3, amp, 5 amp or 13 amp fuse! Plus Amazon would not (continue to make/) sell this type of item (or any other phone charger) if it was dangerous and would blow up - it does not make business sense.I do not represent the seller, but with over 500 degrees this item is clearly popular, it has novel features, I have thought about buying it but I want ideally 6 usb outlets with at least one being quick-charge and was put off by the fake reviews, thus not my cup of tea. I still voted hot.


You sound a tad annoyed?

Wished it had usb c port too
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