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British General 4.2A Nickel effect USB socket
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Raised screwed profile socket with polished pearl nickel finish and white insert.
- Suitable for Internal use
- Only fixings included
Features and benefits
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- Free up your sockets. Power and charge your mobile devices leaving sockets free for other appliances
- 4.2A USB output shared across both pairs of ports (2.1A Each pair)
- Charge time is dependent on the attached device(s) power requirements, and charge time may slow if both ports are used
- Smart USB - detects the charging pattern for your device, and protects against overloads
- Ideal for retrofit, sockets fit a 25mm box. Easy to install, sockets include colour coded, inline terminals to aid installation
|Power voltage supply||240V|
|Number of gangs||2|
|USB maximum current||4.2A|
Two minor quibbles but excellent product
JSG - 3 years ago
This gives you four USB ports. Each pair will deliver up to 2.1 amps. That's enough to charge two devices at a decent rate or four at roughly half speed.
Quibble 1: You don't get "Rapid fast charge" but that is not advertised. A pair of Samsung Galaxy S6s recharge at a decent rate so I'm not going to mark down for that. I haven't timed it but about an hour or so.
Quibble 2: The main sockets are unswitched. I suspect that is so that the thing can be kept slim enough to fit into a 25mm backbox. I'd prefer switched but I've checked and it seems that "local isolation" (which the standards require) is achieved by removing the plug.
The unit looks good and feels well built. It is a doddle to fit with generously large holes for the wires and a decently long thread on the grub screws and a mechanism that stops you removing them by accident. There are two, joined, earth points. They even colour code the live/neutral/earths as well as text, so it would be pretty hard to get it wrong. The wiring block is at the top, roughly between the USB ports.