USB Plug Socket Investigation Articles

Investigation into UK socket-outlets incorporating USB charging points

Please note: The test reports and investigation summary are currently being updated and will be re-uploaded to this page shortly.

It was brought to our attention that certain aspects of the testing were conducted incorrectly; therefore until the updated reports are made available on this page the existing versions should be disregarded.

In late 2016 Electrical Safety First investigated a number of commercially available UK socket-outlets incorporating USB ports, as a repeat of its investigation conducted in 2014.

This was done for two reasons – to see if the quality and safety of the products had improved, particularly in light of the arrival of larger manufacturers onto the market, and to see if the products are capable of meeting the recently introduced standard requirements regarding socket-outlets incorporating USB charging points.

Previous Investigation

The results of the 2014 investigation are available to view here