Confused about USB wall chargers?

Written by: Jon Duffy



Time to read 3 min

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.

What is a USB wall charger?

In our digitally-driven age, where smartphones, tablets, laptops and other similar devices are essential components of our daily lives, USB wall chargers have become indispensable accessories. These compact yet powerful devices offer a convenient solution for charging multiple devices simultaneously, whether at home, in the office, or on the go.

Modern USB wall chargers are equipped with advanced charging technologies that deliver fast and efficient charging for compatible devices. Features such as Quick Charge, Power Delivery (PD), and Adaptive Fast Charging allow USB wall chargers to deliver higher power outputs to compatible devices, reducing charging times significantly.

Our recommendations

Maplin 1 Port USB-A USB Wall Charger


If you’re just looking for a basic USB-A/USB-C charger, we’d recommend the Maplin 2 Port (1x USB-A 3.0 QC / 1x USB-C PD) 20W High Speed Wall Charger. Delivering up to 3 Amps of power via USB-A and USB-C, 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.

This charger is designed to work with any smartphone that has a USB port, making it an incredibly versatile charging solution. Simply plug it into your device and you're ready to go. The compact design makes it easy to take with you on the go, so you can charge your device wherever you are.

Made from high-quality materials, this charger is built to last. It has been rigorously tested to ensure that it meets the highest standards of quality and safety. So you can rest assured that your device is in good hands when you use this charger.

If you're looking for a reliable and fast way to charge your USB device, this 3A USB-C and USB-A wall charger is the perfect solution.

Maplin 3 Port 32W USB Wall Charger

USB-C charging

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.

Designed to meet the needs of the latest USB-C and USB devices on the market, the Maplin 3 Port (1x USB-C PD / 2x USB-A 3.0 QC) 32W High Speed Wall Charger  is the perfect choice.

This triple charging USB wall charger will power your iPhone or Android smartphone simultaneously with a high-quality speedy charge.

Maplin 6 Port 50W USB Wall Charger

Charging 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.

Designed to meet the needs of the latest USB-C and USB-A devices on the market, the   Maplin 6 Port USB Charging Station 4x USB-A / 2x USB-C 65W High Speed Charging with 1m Cable delivering up to 65 Watts of power at one time.

This multi-charging USB wall charger will power your iPhone, Android smartphone, camera or smart watch simultaneously with a high-quality speedy charge.

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.