Confused about chargers?

Written by: Jon Duffy



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Looking for a new USB wall charger to keep your favourite tech powered up? Choosing the right model can be tricky, so here at Maplin we’ve thrown together a handy guide to help you find the ideal charger for you.


If you’re just looking for a basic USB-A charger, we’d recommend the Maplin 1 Port USB-A Fast Charge 2.4A Wall Charger. Delivering up to 2.4 Amps of power, it can recharge your phone, tablet and more. Lightweight, compact and affordable, it’s an ideal choice if you just need a simple USB wall charger, either as a replacement or a spare.


If you’re using USB-C charging cables, you’ll need a wall charger that features USB-C ports. The Maplin 3 Port 32W QC 3.0 USB Wall Charger is an ideal solution. Not only does it have a Quick Charge 3.0 USB-C port with Power Delivery for super-fast charging, but it also has two additional USB-A ports. This means you can charge multiple devices at the same time, all from the same plug socket.

Multiple devices

Voted ‘Best for bulk charging on a budget’ by the Evening Standard, the Maplin 6 Port 50W USB Charger is the perfect option if you’re looking to charge your phone, tablet, laptop and more all at the same time. It features two USB-C ports and four USB-A connections, so you won’t be short on options to keep your favourite tech powered up. With a power cable that plugs into a wall socket and a compact design for easy travel, it’s an all-in-one solution for all your charging needs.

You can also explore our full range of USB Wall Chargers to see if any of our other models is better suited to your needs!

About the author

Jon Duffy is a Digital Merchandiser at Maplin.

An avid gamer from a young age, Jon has dabbled in gaming journalism and dedicates much of his spare time to this hobby. He also has an interest in music, playing bass guitar in a rock covers band.

Having previously worked as a copywriter with another electronics retailer, he was eager to join Maplin with their new online venture. In addition to writing blogs, Jon also works on many of the website's landing pages and adding new tech to the range.