4 Stars By Thomas Hans Carste on 2015-08-04
RECALL ALERT!!! - READ FOR THE PROBLEM AND THE FIX!!!
RECALL ALERT!!! - READ FOR THE PROBLEM AND THE FIX!!!
So I purchased 3 of these via 2DayDeliver 2 weeks ago. Using a USB AMP tester like the one listed below. No matter what high load device I put behind it, their High Speed USB Charger would only put out 1 amp. This includes my iPAD3 and iPHONE6. I also did some speed testing without the tester for 10 minutes with the TOPGREENER, and then 10 minutes with my apple 2amp adapters. The Apple 2 amp adapter would charge 1.5 times faster then the Top Greener.
Somewhere I found a post from Top Greener Customer Service reps to call them at 1.714.569.9988 (8-5:30 PST) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org if you had problems or questions.
So I called and spoke with Jenny. She was awesome and informed me that there was a bad batch and would test and send me out 3 new ones.
They arrived along with a email detailing me that the new ones were tested on different devices getting results higher then 1.0, namely 1.2A, 1.4A,1.7A, 2.0A, 2.35A or 2.40A which I was able to verify with my own USB tester.
SO THERE IS INDEED A BAD BATCH OF THESE OUT THERE! YOU JUST NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU GET A GOOD ONE! :)
The BAD batch has 1U21503 and 2U21501 on the outlet.
The GOOD batch has 1U21507 on the outlet.
In closing, the hassle is why I would give 3 stars, but the great customer service and pre-paid return label increases it up to 4 stars.
Additionally, the reason I bought these was because my iPhone 5S's were causing random lock ups with the Leviton's T5632 model that you can read about all over the internet. So do not buy any of the Leviton model's, including the T5630 ones. I WOULD highly recommend calling TOPGREENER to make sure you getting one from the good batch and it will charge your device quickly! An excellent purchase and I hope that this post helps. [...].
Here's a amazon link to a similar USB tester which are invaluable as you can also test your charging cables. You will quickly learn that all USB cables are not created equal. :)
5 Stars By Kelliar on 2017-02-02
No Power Draw when USB Unplugged
I was wondering what a lot of people were, whether or not this thing wasted power when no USB device was plugged in. As you can see in the picture, no wattage is being detected by my meter when unplugged, whereas it draws 9ish watts when charging a Samsung Note 5. No power wasted! TopGreener lives up to the name, in spite of my doubts.
Installation is as easy or easier than a typical receptacle, given the way the wire connect. You do not wrap the wire around the screw nor push the wire in and hope that the gauge is appropriate for whatever spring mechanism is in there - you push the wire in and then tighten the hidden clamp. This provides a connection that is mechanically secure, fast to do, hard to mess up, and without exposing any extra hot wires. The screws of the hot wire will still be hot, but it's better than having an extra wire wrapped around it, making it protrude more and be more likely to come within striking distance of the uninsulated ground wire when everything gets crammed back in the wall. Just make sure you TIGHTEN THE SCREWS - don't make the mistake of thinking that they are the type you press in and get held by friction.
It comes with two wall plates too, so you can have a matching outlet whether you use the bigger fancier one or the standard smaller size plates.
5/5 Easy of Installation
5/5 Safety (absolute minimal exposed wires)
5/5 Power Consumption
5/5 Appearance and Compatibility
Oh yeah, and it's a fraction of the price of the ones in Lowes or Home Depot, which are total rip offs.
5 Stars By Rodel on 2015-02-20
Very easy to install!
This outlet was really easy to install. It took me under 10 minutes to do each of them. The build quality is solid and fit perfectly into each location. I have a desk lamp, laptop, iPad and Galaxy Note 4 all plugged in at the same time. The best features are that I no longer need power strips nor do I need to remember where I placed the charger!
5 Stars By rlr on 2017-10-13
Works great and relatively easy install.
Easy to install. Especially like the screw to tighten wire instead of tight insert. Tight insert from replacement were difficult to undo. Hard to insert into regular connections. Very hard. Have to work them a bit. Insert, wiggle, remove helped. Still tight though. Color not as dark as hoped. Very light. I probably selected the wrong color. Charge inserts work great. Not too tight or loose. I suggest connecting as you disconnect to keep things straight as you install. Hardest part was disconnecting from old connector.
5 Stars By steelew on 2016-02-02
Really good USB/AC receptacle
I finally got around to installing these today and they are pretty great. They have a feature that acts like child protection when the AC plug is vacant and they are really easy to install. No more wrapping a wire around a screw, you just plug it into a hole and tighten a screw to hold the wire in place., that means no live wires are exposed in the outlet box in the wall. I just installed them today (February 1st 2016) so I guess I will have to update this review if things go south but I doubt they will. So far so good and at a better price than the hardware store @ $15.99 each they are $25 in the store.
5 Stars By Walter Dzierga on 2017-08-16
These are great. They charge phones fast
These are great. They charge phones fast. I checked them with a USB voltage meter and they are right on the specs. They install easily and come with two different face-plates. There are several configurations of product with different quantities --- check the per unit price becuase buying 5 of the single units is (oddly) sometimes cheaper than buying this 5 pack. Also, some come with the phone cords, but I already had many of those.
5 Stars By Patrick A. Johnson on 2017-04-02
A wonderful gadget
This thing is great. So far, it has worked wonderfully, and we have worked this thing pretty hard for about a month already. Be aware that it is somewhat deep, and it may be a tight squeeze in a regular outlet box. Mine sticks out about a millimeter, but where it is located, no one notices save for the OCD side of my brain. Either port will charge an iPad, which is a nice change from a earlier one I bought from another company.
4 Stars By Roman P. on 2017-02-10
Conveinent item that must have.
This is a great product and has the amperage to charge 2 USB devices at the same time; however, I would like to see a USB outlets that's designed for phones capable of fast charging, this one is not. I also love that this product comes with 2 wall pates (one common screw type and one clip on) and does not require you to go to the store to purchase any. It comes with instructions, but if you are not comfortable with wires or electrical outlets then please call an electrician. (As a side note, the screw that mounts the outlet to the receptacle broke while screwing it in an caused a bit of a hard time trying to get it out. It is possible maybe I just got one defective screw.)
5 Stars By burnsb on 2017-10-21
Working good and like the option in face plates
Came with two face plates, one was the standard rounded plate and the other a more flat plate. It is deep and you have to position the power cords just right in order to smash it into the wall. But I got mine installed just fine and it's working great.
One tip for installing it. Take the plate off while trying to screw it into the housing. You can screw it into the housing with the base of the flat plate but it's difficult if the cords make it a tight fit.
5 Stars By Bill C. on 2016-12-31
Easy to install and it works great
Easy to install and it works great. If you can change out an outlet, you can install this. This new outlet clears up some counter clutter. We had a couple of chargers and they had to be removed occasionally so we could use the outlet. Now, we can charge and use the outlet at the same time; without the hassle of wall warts. Time will tell how it holds up; but it seems well made. I installed one in my mom's kitchen as well. She has more stuff to charge than I do and really likes this outlet.