Aldi offering mains double wall socket with built in USB charger

Aldi are advertising that one of their special buys from Thursday 22nd January 2015 will be UK double mains socket wall plate with built in USB mains charger. The idea behind these is that they are convenient for plugging in and charging iPhones, iPads and other smartphones and tablet computers.

I have previously written about these dual purpose wall outlets as they are widely available from outlets such as 7DayShop and Screwfix.

While I can see the advantages of these sockets with built in chargers I am not completely comfortable with the idea of having a charging circuit permanently wired to the mains supply.

Should you decide these are for you they should obviously be fitted by someone competent to do so, mains electricity can kill.

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