Twin sockets with USB

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  1. wannocks

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    I'm thinking of changing some of my sockets for ones that include USB sockets. Are there any available that allow the USB outlets to be switched off when not in use?
     
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    I stand to be corrected, but I don't think so.
    Also, you may require deeper back boxes for usb ones.
    If you are thinking of charging phones etc. then the original chargers are generally faster.
     
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    How so? My double socket (+ USB) is rated at 2A. The Apple charger is a max of 1A.
    Many phones and iPADs can pull more than an amp so the combo socket with USB has to charge faster for those devices that need it.
     
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    Answer = No.
    Most will fit in 25mm these days. But worth checking what they say

    isn't it more the samsung type people that like fast charging interface at the moment.

    The latest sockets have one type A usb and one Type C usb for future proofing
     
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    and if the USB power module goes faulty it might mean that the MCB and/or RCD for the circuit trips and cannot be reset until the defective socket has been removed.
     
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    Nobody knows the future, not even them.
     
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    Aren’t apple and Samsung already using usb C ?
     
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    Cheers chaps, what I was expecting.
    I'll stick with standard sockets.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    However, usb-c doesn't have to implement usb-pd (the standard for power delivery/ fast charge).

    From https://blog.voltaicsystems.com/usb-c-power-delivery/

    So you need one with the label "fast charge" or USB-PD to get the benefit
     
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    Trouble is said USB C socket is still generally backed by a basic fixed-voltage charger. I think there is a severe shortage of spare space in the back of a socket which makes it difficult to include more advanced charger implementation.

    Hamilton apparently make a USB C power delivery Euro module, but I haven't figured out how to actually buy the thing and in any case adding seperate backboxes for USB charging makes it a dramatically bigger project.
     
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    Knightsbridge does fast charge and 13A socket
     
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