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Good power strip, not so great USB charger,
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This review is from: Belkin 6-Outlet Wall Mount Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports (1 AMP / 5 Watt) (Electronics)
This power strip was very easy to install, just remove the screw in the outlet cover, plug this in, and screw its screw in.
It looks pretty nice and offers a lot of plugs.
The USB charger on the other hand is not so great. Most phones (other than iPhones) detect that they are plugged in to a wall charger by having the two center pins on the USB plug shorted. This charger does not do that. I tried a couple different phones. The Samsung Focus didn't charge at all and the Desire Z (T-Mobile G2) and Dell Venue Pro charged in USB mode (like plugging into a PC, slowly).
Modifying a USB cable to short the two pins together would solve this issue, but that is annoying to have to do when this product advertises itself as a generic charger, not just for iDevices.
Edit 3/9/2013: I just tested my Galaxy Note 2 on the USB plugs and it reads it as an AC charger. It's possible that the Galaxy Note 2 can detect chargers designed to be iPhone compatible. Either way, it comes with a 2 amp charger, so charging on this things USB ports will be slower.
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Initial post: Nov 29, 2013 11:13:18 AM PST
William P. Shivers says:
My Android devices (Nexus 7 and Galaxy S3) indicate they are in "A/C Charging" mode with my Belkin 6-Outlet Wall Mount Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports (2.1 AMP / 10 Watt), but it takes forever to charge and will not keep up with power usage on the Nexus 7 if trying to charge and use at the same time. The Belkin USB charging is performing more like it is only delivering .5 AMP???? I like the intended design of this product, but it is not delivering the promised specification.
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