13A Two Gang Mains Socket with Twin USB

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About this product

Overview

  • Standard design that’s suitable for domestic or commercial installations
  • Colour coded terminals with backed out captive screws for easy installation
  • Two USB sockets allow you to plug your data cable into the mains without taking up the socket

Product overview

• Standard design that’s suitable for domestic or commercial installations
• Colour coded terminals with backed out captive screws for easy installation
• Two USB sockets allow you to plug your data cable into the mains without taking up the socket
• Dimensions: 146mm x 86mm x 31mm
• Manufactured to BS 5733 and BS EN60950

What does a switched double mains socket do?
This switched double mains socket comes as a single pole switch that switches live only. This differs from a double pole switch, which allows you to switch the neutral on and off as well. Rated at 13 amp, this mains socket can be wired into any standard mains socket that is a double gang. A standard design, finished in white, means this mains socket fits in with any décor – but it must be used with a minimum of 25mm mounting box.

What makes this socket different?
This mains socket includes two USB sockets for a total of 2.1A. This allows you to plug in devices such as smartphone and tablets to charge without using the mains socket.

If you are uncertain of how to wire the socket up, please consult a qualified electrician.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from So convenient. I'm an elderly man with arthritic knees so working down at floor level is not enjoyable. Further more I have limited skills at electrics. No matter, this twin socket was quick and easy to install. Colour coded terminals added to my confidence and ensured that I fitted my new socket safely. There are 9 double sockets in my lounge and all of them are in awkward places and with the few accessible ones being permanently tied up with chargers this was becoming a nuisance. The chargers built into this socket are quite fast and so convenient. I may install one in every room. Thank you Maplin.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality and not too deep A great way to free-up a socket or two from all the chargers we need these days, and fitted comfortably in place of my existing socket. Wish I had gone for one with higher rated charge sockets though - if two items are on charge the 2.1amp output is split between them, so can be a bit slow charging.
Date published: 2017-08-21
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Specification

Specifications
Specification
Colour White
Switched Yes
Fused Yes
Max rating 13A
Sockets 2 x 3-Pin UK Mains Sockets, 2 x USB
Width 146 mm
Depth 31 mm
Height 86 mm
Package Contents
1 x 2 gang mains socket with 2 USB

I bought one of these recently and it gets quite hot. Is that normal?

Asked by: Robbocop
If you feel the item could be faulty I would advise to return it, For electrical items getting "hot" can be normal use but as we can't tell how hot this actually is over FAQ I would advise returning the item for testing.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-04

Which 13A Two Gang Mains Socket with Twin USB do not cost anything to run when there is no device i.e.  USB or Mains plug plugged in please.

Asked by: Iain
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-11

If the chargers are always live what protection is there between the charger and the ring main? as the ring main protection is 30A breaker or fuse. What is the standby current or power consumption?

Asked by: B of Rugby
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below : 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-12-01

Are the usb chargers live continually or can they be switched off when not being used? If continually live is there any protective devise between the chargers and the ring main connected to the socket terminals.

Asked by: B of Rugby
The USB sockets are always live
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-11-30
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