Useful gadget of the Week: double Mains Socket with USB A & USB C Charging Ports
I’m looking around at these at the minute for the new house. We’re in that middle ground where a lot of new tech comes with USB C ports, while a lot of older tech still uses USB A.
If you don’t want to use adaptors or purchase new leads then this might be just what you’ve been looking for. From BG Electrical’s Nexus rang, this double mains UK wall socket has both USB type A and USB type C charging ports built-in.
Not to be confused with a USB PD (Power Delivery) charger, something you’d use to charge a MacBook or other laptop, this unit can charge smartphones, tablets and cameras etc – 5V. type A max – 2.4A, type C max – 3A (Shared 4.2A).
They fit in a conventional UK 25mm back box and the most affordable option is this white version. It’s available in 4 metal finishes too –
Available from Amazon
BG Electrical NPC22UACW-01 double switched fast Charging Power Socket with type A and C USB Charging Ports, 13 A, polished chrome
sleek and SLIM polished chromeL double switched POWER SOCKET: From BG Electrical, has softly rounded corners and colour matching repairing screws – combining quality with modern elegance
TRUST IN THE ‘SMART’ USB FEATURES: Which standby once your device has fully charged and it can also car discover your USB device and adjust its charging pattern – making it suitable for iphone and android appliances
CONVENIENTLY angled IN – LINE COLOUR CODED CAPTIVE SCREW TERMINALS: Makes it extremely easy to install and to connect the wires, setting it up as one terminal – even with the addition of the USB ports
purchase on Amazon
Last update on 2021-10-04 / affiliate links / images from Amazon product advertising API