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10-10-2018, 10:19   #1
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Double USB sockets for €8.50

Hi,
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.
Bought 6.
Pretty good reviews on amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/BG-Electric...01MZ2DRR9?th=1
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Should be nationwide.
It's on the Woodie's website too, €5 delivery*: https://www.woodies.ie/masterplug-2-...-x-usb-1133844

*"FREE delivery will be provided on all Orders in excess of €470."
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It's on the Woodie's website too, €5 delivery*: https://www.woodies.ie/masterplug-2-...-x-usb-1133844

*"FREE delivery will be provided on all Orders in excess of €470."
Are we getting crossed wires here (pardon the pun)

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.
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Are we getting crossed wires here (pardon the pun)

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)_/¯
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I have a good few of these already in the house, they have them a long time at €10. Pretty good quality.
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Hi,
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.
Bought 6.
Pretty good reviews on amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/BG-Electric...01MZ2DRR9?th=1

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The attached image in the OP says Masterplug with the product code 1133844 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Multiple wires crossed then.
I probably should have checked the image.
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Spec sheet on it here
https://www.bgelectrical.uk/public/d...900-series.pdf

I wondered what the standby power was on these. claims to be <75mW
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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?
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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.
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I think there are even some phones already that have USB C on both the phone side and the charger side.
Pixel 2
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Pixel 2
Nest Outdoor iQ Camera has Type C both ends too. More devices should have it.
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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%.
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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
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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.
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I put one in the other day. Deffo not 3.1A. Very low power output= slow charging
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