USB plug sockets are probably the most useful electrical innovations of the last few years.
A simple idea that makes our lives more convenient.
It’s common in this day and age for people to have multiple devices that are charged via the USB your phone, tablet, laptop, kindle, smartwatch, Fitbit, GoPro etc.
Your children have these devices too. Go into any family home and, you’ll see multiple chargers plugged into the sockets charging multiple devices.
Inconvenient when you want to use a plug-in appliance and charge your devices at the same time.
Not any more thanks to the wonderful invention of USB plug sockets.
USB sockets feature the usual on-off switches, plug sockets and an additional pair of USB sockets. Plug your devices straight into the mains with a USB lead and eliminate the USB plug.
By now you probably want this must-have Electrical accessory but before you run to your local DIY store, three things…
- Buy USB faceplates that are CE approved and comply with the latest BS5733 standards
- Ensure the USB chargers offer a total of 2.1 amps output (enough to charge 2 smartphones simultaneously)
- It’s recommended that you use a qualified electrician to fit your new USB sockets
BS5733 standard sockets feature a standby mode and overload protection preventing the possibility of electric shock or electrical fire. The USB ports will switch off automatically when a cable is removed.
Never use USB sockets from unreputable online merchants there are inferior Chinese manufactured sockets on the market that are potentially dangerous.
A reputable DIY store will only sell sockets that are up to standard. A good electrician will source up to standard sockets and ensure they’re fitted properly.
There are many different styles of USB socket available From traditional white plastic to decorative finishes such as coloured plastic chrome and stainless steel. It’s easy to find USB faceplates that’ll match your existing decor.
It’s quick and easy to replace your standard two-socket faceplate with a USB faceplate. USB sockets will any Standard back box and are inexpensive so upgrading won’t break the bank.
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