Expert Advice

Check out our Expert Advice from real Maplineers to get the lowdown on what to look for when you're shopping for electronics and their accessories. There is a ton to know – from all the different types of USB-C specifications to what makes a great TV bracket and how a lithium battery works. We've boiled it all down into easy to read and watch reviews, guides, comparisons and explainers.
Compressor vs Desiccant Dehumidifiers

Compressor vs Desiccant Dehumidifiers: Which One Is Right For You? The Pros & Cons

In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of compressor dehumidifers and desiccant dehumidifers to help you make an informed decision on which to purchase.
UK plugs

How UK Plugs Work: The Ultimate Guide

In this article, we will explore the inner workings of UK plugs and gain a better understanding of how they function.
Solar charge controllers at Maplin

How do solar charge controllers work?

The charge controller sits between your solar panel and battery. Although it seems deceptively simple, it actually serves a crucial function in the performance of solar power setups. Want to learn more? Read on to understand more about the benefits of using a solar charge controller.
Portable Power Stations Powerpacks at Maplin

What is a power station? A quick guide

You’ve probably heard of power banks – handy portable power units, ideal for keeping your phone, headphones and other electronic devices charged up while you’re on the go. But what exactly is a power station? Maplin are here to help you with all of your portable power questions!
Solar Power at Maplin

Why go solar?

As energy costs spiral, more and more attention is moving towards renewable sources such as solar power. But can they really provide enough energy to meet our needs? And what truly are the benefits of switching to solar?