In the world we live in now, people are constantly connected, never out of touch, via internet enabled devices. Apparently, on average, each person in the UK has 3.5 devices each connected to the Internet. Presumably the half is a smashed iPad or iPhone which is barely usable. If you have a household where several people are trying to attach mobile phones, tablets, smart watches and other USB devices you are going to run out of sockets, leads and plug adaptors fairly quickly and cause the odd argument over who’s charger is who’s and why have you moved it and disconnected my phone.
A typical scenario from one of the team’s house with two teenagers is two devices being watched simultaneously whilst video chatting with friends and playing Fortnight, meaning at least four devices need to be charged at once. Add to this a range of speakers, lights, battery packs to keep charging, and there was frequent occurrence of charger rage within the house.
To overcome this was extremely straightforward. We first bought some cheap charger leads off Ebay for a few pounds (almost all ours had all become severed at the connection) and employed a qualified electrician to swap over the traditional white moulded twin sockets with four brand new USB plug sockets, one for each person and in an instant creating more than enough charging capacity around the house. The other added benefit has been the removal of the need to find where the plug socket has been put when you want to charge your own device – and with all this capacity, they shouldn’t be unexpectedly disconnected!
A quick scan of the Internet shows that genuine Apple USB plugs cost just under £20 (ex delivery). We paid around £20 per socket and fitting which has meant it was well worth making the switch from USB plug adaptors to wall USB sockets. We would highly recommended for any other houses used to ‘USB Charger rage’.