BG brand Double USB sockets for €8.50 in Woodies Limerick in store.
loads of stock
Should be nationwide.
3.1 Amps shared.
Nice quality IMO.
Pretty good reviews on amazon
It's on the Woodie's website too, €5 delivery*: https://www.woodies.ie/masterplug-2-gang-13a-switched-socket-with-2-x-usb-1133844
*"FREE delivery will be provided on all Orders in excess of €470."
OP mentions a BG offer but the above link is for masterplug.
I guess it's probably much the same anywho and Masterplug are a known/reputable brand.
The attached image in the OP says Masterplug with the product code 1133844 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I have a good few of these already in the house, they have them a long time at €10. Pretty good quality.
Multiple wires crossed then.
I probably should have checked the image.
Spec sheet on it here
I wondered what the standby power was on these. claims to be <75mW
Will these replace the need to have a phone charger for tablets/phones?
I have quick chargers for Samsung notes/galaxy's.
I'm guessing these will slow charge them?
Quick chargers are getting quicker, if you have a OnePlus 3 or later these will charge your phone at 1/4 of the speed of your normal charger.
For a galaxy it will charge at between 1/2 and 1/3 of the normal speed.
USB A is in the process of being phased out and being replaced by USB C. It's probably a while away but by 2025 you won't be able to use these. I think there are even some phones already that have USB C on both the phone side and the charger side.
Nest Outdoor iQ Camera has Type C both ends too. More devices should have it.
This might be a stupid question but I thought I read this somewere - Do these USB sockets stop charging when your device is fully charged? And then the battery could drain? Unlike the quick chargers that keep it at 100%.
That's controlled by your phone
Bought two of these to try out last time they were reduced to 8 euro in woodies, they seem fine but they are incredably slow compared to a fast charger.
I put one in the other day. Deffo not 3.1A. Very low power output= slow charging