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Nice extension lead but USB charging is not good
on 13 August 2014
The layout of the 13A plugs is nice, it keeps the extension quite compact. It makes a lot of sense to screw the extension down if you can to stop it moving around because you’re pushing plugs in from the side, rather than down into the sockets.
The USB charging is disappointing, the output for both sockets is only 1amp, so it will charge one iPhone fine, but plug in anything else that needs a high current to charge it, like another phone, and both devices report that they are not charging. It takes a very long time to charge a tablet.
When an iPhone is plugged in, I experience problems with the touch screen detecting where my fingers are on the screen, this is one of the symptoms that the quality of the charger is quite low and that the output voltage is not properly smoothed.
You probably buy this device for the USB and pay a premium over conventional extension leads for it so to have it not work well just makes this a bit of a gimmick