As more and more electronics are using USB as a means of charging, the installation of USB wall sockets has become very popular. The benefits of replacing your standard socket with an upgraded USB faceplate include faster charging speeds (where applicable), reducing the need for a charging adapter and it also helps to free up available sockets.
In terms of the types of USB wall sockets you can choose from, they include a variety of styles, USB-A and/or USB-C ports as well as multiple power options. In terms of performance, amperage is an important consideration as the higher it is, the higher the flow ectricity. Therefore, if you want to achieve faster charging from your electronics that support higher amperage, you’ll want to pay particular attention to this rating.
If you want to upgrade your socket yourself but don’t know how to do it, we created an in-depth step-by-step guide that walks you through installing any of our recommendations.
To assist you in selecting a USB wall socket, our handpicked selection lists top-performing models, chosen based on our first-hand experience installing and using multiple sockets. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates USB Wall Sockets
After carrying out multiple house renovations, we often replace all of the sockets with more modern wall sockets such as the above recommendations. Therefore, we have tried and tested a range of sockets and have plenty of experience on which to base our recommendations on.
However, as well as our testing and experience, we also rated the USB wall sockets on the latest research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the USB performance, USB port types, socket finish, safety features, ease of installation, warranty and value for money.