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Design fault: Doesn't provide reliable charge. Loose attachment fitting.
on 14 January 2015
Disappointed, good reviews and the design looked great for travel. But there is a huge design fault with this charger.
I ordered multiple and they all suffer from the same issue. The contacts of the uk attachment do not properly align with the plug, so the attachment slides around on the charger by a few mm. This means the charger doesn't provide current unless the charger is held in a certain position. It's completely unreliable, and useless foe my needs.
It's a pity, the devices comes across as robust and doesn't feel cheap. But the attachment slides around too much, it should be a snug fit. I have external hard drives with similar designs (changeable plug attachments) but these fit securely and power loss doesn't occur if it slides around.
Edit: So I figured that the plug attachments weren't touching the contacts properly when slotted in. I decided to bend the pins upwards a couple of mm, and now they hit the contacts perfectly. The charge is constant even if pulling on the wire. So clearly these weren't built properly, but I managed to get them working even if I did have to physically bend the pins upwards to do so.