UK manufacturer of wiring devices, accessories and lighting Knightsbridge has boosted its collection of pop-up and Fastcharge chargers with the introduction of ‘towers of power’ in a choice of cap finishes.
Designed for mounting in worktops and home offices, where a discreet power option is required, the units are IP54 rated when closed, meaning they are limited against dust ingress and splashes of water.
The towers comprise three 13A sockets – operated by an on/ off backlit rocker switch – with in-built dual outlets that supports both Type-A USB and Type-C charging compatible with QC3.0 (Quick Charge) and PD Fastcharge.
Suitable for Android and Apple devices supporting QC2.0/QC3.0 and/ or USB-PD; the ports reportedly charge 80% faster than a standard 5V DC 2A charger and can deliver up to 50% charge in under 30 minutes with compatible phones.
With compatible QC devices, the outlets deliver up to 12V at 1.5A, although only one port can activate Fastcharge at any one time, with the alternative port reverting to a maximum of 5V DC 1A.
The towers have a clip that lock the units upright even when fully laden with plugs and cables and can be closed down with cables plugged in thanks to its inverted socket positions.
Fitted with 2m cable and BS plug top, the towers plug straight into existing sockets and don’t require any special wiring.
The ingot style die-cast metal top cap finishes in polished chrome, brushed chrome and black nickel.
It adds to the shaver light with integrated USB charger, recently introduced by Knightsbridge, to meet the demand for charging points in the home.