It’s a USBeautiful Thing

It’s a USBeautiful Thing

David Cleaver, Senior Product Manager at BG Electrical introduces some of the key features of the USBeautiful socket range.

TVs, computers, tablets, phones and domestic appliances dominate our lives. Briton’s love their gadgets, owning an average of 19 tech devices per home. Over a third of British adults state their household has two mobile phones, a further one in ten state they have four mobiles and one in ten households have more than four TVs. Tablet ownership is also on the rise with over 50% of the population using the gadgets daily.

Modern gadgets demand high power to charge and BG Electrical has the solution with a product extension to its highly regarded USB socket range. The USBeautiful wall sockets feature two USB charging outputs that allow users to charge and use USB powered devices, whilst providing two 13A 3-pin sockets free for other devices or appliances.


The range is available with two-, three and four-port options, with 2.1, 3.1 or 4.2 amp charge outputs (with the charge shared across all ports) – perfect for today’s demanding devices. The two USB port option is perfect for bedside charging units, whereas the three and four port versions are ideal for areas where multiple devices need charging such as a kitchens and studies/offices.

A variety of designs are available across the full range portfolio, including white moulded, decorative metal, screwed and screwless flatplate and raised profile Nexus Metal with profiles to complement any décor. Finishes also include the ever popular Brushed Stainless Steel, Polished Chrome and Black Nickel, with more decorative appearances like Pearl Nickel, Brushed Iridium, Matt Black and Polished White. Metal Clad is also available for workshop or industrial environments.

Smart USB’ charging is an innovative feature that recognises the device connected and adapts the charge pattern to ensure compatibility. The smart electronics also monitor the load and will shut down in any overload conditions to prevent damage to the connected device.

One of the key features of the BG sockets is the ease of installation. All USB sockets fit a 25mm wall box, making them ideal for retrofit installations. Additionally, the USB sockets benefit from angled colour coded terminals, with captive screws.

The sockets are designed to the latest British Standards and approved to the highest quality level by ASTA.

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