Pop Up Plug Sockets
Lots of the time, in the most used spaces in our homes, we are left with a minimal supply of wall sockets. So, in your kitchen or home office, you'll probably be left with more things that need power than sockets to power them. That can... Read More
Pop Up Plug Sockets
Lots of the time, in the most used spaces in our homes, we are left with a minimal supply of wall sockets. So, in your kitchen or home office, you'll probably be left with more things that need power than sockets to power them. That can be troublesome if you're using several appliances, gadgets, or devices. So, what's the best solution? Install a convenient, space-saving, and multi-functional pop-up plug socket!
Pop up plug sockets are a safer alternative to standard extension leads and power sockets. They are installed recessed in a worktop and every time you need them, just pop it up and you'll have multiple sockets ready to power your devices! When you're done, push them down, and your area is clean and wire-free.
How does the pop-up power socket work?
Pop up plug sockets are like modern, permenant extension leads that look fabulous on your kitchen counters, desk or tabletops. They're very straightforward to operate and install. The only things that you need to consider are the proximity to a power outlet (like what extension leads need), the buffer below where you'll put the pop-up socket, and the radius of the cut-out hole. Once you get all that covered, you’re good to go!
To use this device, all you need is to pop the top, pull the socket up (if you have a motorised version, it will go up by itself), and plug in your devices. Most pop-up sockets also have USB ports so you can charge your tablet or phone if it gets drained while you're checking some recipes. Other types are motorised and have a QI charger.
Is a motorised pop-up socket energy efficient?
Motorised pop up plug sockets are still like a standard power supply that doesn't consume electricity but distributes it to the plugged devices. They're like a terminal where the current passes through and gets distributed through various ports. Now, when it comes to energy efficiency, it depends on the devices that you use and how much power they consume. If you plug in an energy-efficient device, then you may reduce your power consumption. On the flip side, if you're using a power-consuming device, then you can expect a bigger electricity bill.
Can I charge any device on a pop-up socket with a wireless charger?
You can charge any device (like smartphones) with a pop up plug socket with a built in QI charger as long as they are QI compatible. You can say that this device is one of the most revolutionising inventions of our time. It’s like a 3-in-one ice cream tub that has all your favourite flavours! When the socket is down, you can use the QI wireless charger to charge your devices. When you pop it up, you can use the sockets (usually three sockets) to power your appliances in the kitchen or your devices if you're in your home office. As a cherry on top, you generally also get to have two USB ports for when you need to charge your phone, tablet, wireless headphones, e-book reader, etc.
So, if you're looking for a sleek, functional, versatile, and trendy device to add to your worktops, get these pop up plug sockets!