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Varilight 13AX 2-Gang Unswitched Socket + 2.1A 2-Outlet USB Charger Slate Grey with Black Inserts (8538F)

Slim, low profile, screwless faceplates matched with polished brass controls for a sleek, contemporary style. Ideal for charging iPads, iPhones, tablets, mobiles and cameras. USB charging ports can be used with any device, the left-hand USB charging port is optimised for Apple devices and the right-hand USB is for non-Apple devices. Supplied with concealed fixings.

  • Flat Profile
  • Screwless Faceplate
  • Requires 35mm Back Box
  • Captive Terminal Screws
  • Type A USB
  • Premium Screwless Faceplate for Flawless Finish
  • Removable Faceplate for Easy Decoration

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Varilight 13AX 2-Gang Unswitched Socket + 2.1A 2-Outlet USB Charger Slate Grey with Black Inserts is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from One To Avoid I kicked back the cheaper LAP version of this product because it was a pain to install. I'm wishing I'd stuck with them as these have caused more work and cost than is necessary. Build quality is pretty poor and the back planes are made up of two parts of fairly cheap feeling plastic and are way to pliable for their own good. This makes screwing them up to a good fit against the back box and fitting the equally thin and flimsy cover plates very difficult. Having tried to fit out a large living room with outlets and switches from this range I have had to convince the customer not to go for the screwless look, take the hit on the cost of the various switches and outlets as quite frankly I'm not even sure Screwfix would take them back. And invest a couple of extra hours poly filling around a couple of damaged back boxes. One rather noticeable design fault is that the outer part of the sockets back plane is clear plastic. When set against the wall the cover plate does not touch the wall and the prismatic effect of the clear plastic that is left showing between the face plate and the wall makes it look as if the decorator was having a bad day. Definitely one to be avoided.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from design very nice does not take up much space two in one - socket and USB
Date published: 2015-08-14
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I would like to fit this socket in my kitchen, the kitchen has glass splash backs. Will this socket fit ok with the extra depth of the glass?

Asked by: rowoogar
Hello Rowoogar. Thank you for your question. The back box depth required for this item is 35mm. The standard screws supplied with this product are 30mm but it may require longer screws depending on the thickness of the glass splashback etc. There is a range of screws available on Screwfix from 40mm to 75mm - http://www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails-fixings/electrical-screws/cat840224 Thank you for your interest in VARILIGHT products.
Answered by: Varilight Jen
Date published: 2016-01-10
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Specification
Amp Rating 13 AX
Brand Varilight
Electrical Socket Installation Wall
Electrical Socket Product Type Plug
Fixings Supplied Fixings Supplied
Insert Colour Black
Manufacturer Guarantee 1 Year Guarantee
Min. Back Box Depth Required 35 mm
Model No XDR5U2BS
No. of Earth Terminals 2
No. of USB Outlets 2
Number of Gangs 2 Gang
Pack Size 1
Parent Colour Grey
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Power Voltage Supply 240 V
Product Type Socket with USB
Screwed/Screwless Screwless
Switched/Unswitched Unswitched
Switches & Sockets Finish Satin
Switches & Sockets Product Type Socket with USB
Switches & Sockets Profile Type Flat
Terminal Capacity Terminals accept up to 4 x 2.5mm² cables
USB Max Current 2.1 A
USB Output 2.1A Shared Between Ports
USB Type Type A
USB Voltage 5 V
With RCD Without RCD
With USB Ports USB
With WiFi Extender Without WiFi Extender