expired Xiaomi Multi-Functional Power Strip 3 1A / 2A USB Port+3 AC 100-240V Sockets - US $10.99 (~AU $14.53) Delivered @ DD4

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Features:

3 power sockets and 3 USB ports with 2A quick charging function
Phosphor bronze terminal, copper bar connectivity system
Independent safety doors to keep children away from the risk of electric shock
Subtle and elegant white power indicator light shows working status
High power conversion rate up to 82 percent
20uA leakage protection threshold
High flame retardant standard up to 750 centigrade
100 - 220V full voltage range
Pass through plug test(5000 times)
Non-slip pads on four feet
Grind frosting top surface and mirror polishing treatment on side surface
Nice appearance and simple for home use and decoration

closed Comments

  • +12 votes

    inb4 these are unsafe and not certified for Australia. I use these and some from other brands and they're great. No need to worry about crappy travel adapters to use my electronics.

    • +1 vote

      yep i got my gadgets with euro power plugs and US power plugs happily coexisting with oz power plugs.

      Example: Maha Powerex MH-C9000 with Euro plug.
      Obi200 ATA from amazon with US plug.

    • +3 votes

      Isn't the only difference between AU/NZ and China 1mm longer pings and usually upside down, seems perfectly fine to me. Have people in the past claimed they were unsafe or something?

      • +2 votes

        People will complain that it hasn't got Australian certification.

        • +48 votes

          it hasn't got Australian certification.

        • +1 vote

          @altomic: And never will.

        • +6 votes

          @Clear: there's a reason why these don't have Australian certification.

        • +2 votes

          @altomic: Indeed. For starters they're not using AU plugs.

        • +18 votes

          @altomic:

          there's a reason why these don't have Australian certification.

          They're too cheap and don't have the 500% Australia tax added?

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          People will complain that it hasn't got Australian certification.

          and, you don't get insurance payout?

        • +1 vote

          @AlexF: That too. Not that it changes anything, but China have recently introduced new regulations on the safety of their own plugs.

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          @AlexF:

          and, you don't get insurance payout?

          How about providing some proof.

        • +1 vote

          @Clear:

          but China have recently introduced new regulations on the safety of their own plugs.

          but if a product is made for export, it doesn't need to comply with any regulations - buyer beware applies.

        • +4 votes

          @Maverick-au:

          How about providing some proof.

          obviously, commonsense isn't (common) - so, government needs to intervene to save people from themselves: "… Also, if any damage is caused to your property by a non-certified electrical appliance, your insurance company may not cover you."

        • +3 votes

          @AlexF:

          obviously, common-sense is isn't. So, in those cases, government needs to intervene

          You buy your $2.99 power board that has claimed certification and compare it to the build quality of this and tell us which one poses the biggest danger.

          Has there ever been an insurance claim rejected for a power board fire in Australia?

        • +2 votes

          @Maverick-au:

          Has there ever been an insurance claim rejected for a power board fire in Australia?

          it would be great food-for-thought if you're the first. Some lessons just need to be learnt the hard way.

          Since this also includes USB outlets, it's not just a powerboard.

        • +1 vote

          @Maverick-au: some of the approved Bunnings (Arlec) adapters are utter crap. They are designed in a way where the plug does not connect properly with the socket ,making a greater resistance at the join. Can't believe they get approved, far crapper than any of the Chinese adapters I have.

        • -2 votes

          @AlexF:

          it would be great food-for-thought if you're the first. Some lessons just need to be learnt the hard way.

          Pretty stupid comment to make and shows you have zero understanding about electricity.

          Since this also includes USB outlets, it's not just a powerboard.

          Another absurd statement. Go and take a look at the cheap "approved" powerboards and usb chargers legally available for sale and compare them against this. There is no comparison.

        • +1 vote

          @nrg2010:

          some of the approved Bunnings (Arlec) adapters are utter crap. They are designed in a way where the plug does not connect properly with the socket ,making a greater resistance at the join. Can't believe they get approved, far crapper than any of the Chinese adapters I have.

          Bunnings has been involved with so many house fires and the selling of dodgy fans, heaters, powerboards and everything else in between and I doubt any of the products actually was properly certified but at the end of the day the certification isn't the be all and end all that many people think. Powerboards in Australia are often rubbish unless you're prepared to pay $50+ to get something you can buy from China for $10 because of the Australian Tax that applies to everything sold here.

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          @AlexF: So you've never heard of export quality control? It exists.

          I don't know what it's like in China for powerboards, but I'm positive you don't either.

        • +1 vote

          @AlexF: >commonsense isn't (common)

          not judging by the recent comments in this thread no lel.

        • +1 vote

          @Maverick-au: Oh, you think a Insurance company will payout if your dodgy uncertified electrical appliance burns your house down…..how cute!

        • +1 vote

          @Applesmfc:

          Oh, you think a Insurance company will payout if your dodgy uncertified electrical appliance burns your house down…..how cute!

          Provide a link where an insurance company refused a payout because of an imported powerboard or appliance.

          Heaps of people bring appliances to Australia that they purchased overseas either on holiday or when they relocated here and their insurance claims are paid out.

          You have more chance of your locally purchased and approved Samsung washing machine then an imported Xiaomi product.

          How does my imported Bosch induction cooktop or oven pose a bigger threat then the local purchased models?

          What about the people who import all their kitchen appliances from the UK? Plenty of people do this and some have checked with their insurance companies and had no problems (check the thread on Whirlpool).

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          @Maverick-au:

          At least part of your comment is correct.

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      I bought a few of these for that travel use too. Even lightens the load of not needing USB power adapters.

      The problem with certification isn't that these aren't safe (as mentioned they are very much well built, etc) but because anyone who is not cynical about their insurance is ignorant and if they have the chance to pin it in a non-compliant device, they will, regardless of the actual fault.

    • +2 votes

      I've had mine for over 12 months now…..very convenient …. I even load tested it during winter (2400w heater) for over an hour, there was no excessive heat emited from either the unit or the cabling.

      •  

        I don't have the greatest electrical knowledge.

        But i just bought 3 of these.

        I wanted to run a ~400W computer, a 40 inch screen (wtf apparently its only rated for 62W), a 21 inch screen, 5m of led strip lighting. And to be safe maybe a couple of other devices.

        Do you think this would be fine?

        I only have two power sockets in my room, so i have to use powerstrips anyway.

    • +2 votes

      Can you plug the Australian/other country's ground prong into the active/neutral plugs on this one? I saw it done on Big Clive's youtube channel and found it entertaining/dangerous (although you'd need to be a kid to actually do it).

      For example, if you have a metal kettle where the outside is grounded, the body of your kettle becomes live if you plug it in that way.

      Like this: https://youtu.be/hvOTiQKkQMo?t=39s

    •  

      Unsafe is a complete load of BS, not certified, yes. Xiaomi hasn't paid an Australian agency to certify the product yet, that's all.

    •  

      C'mon people, PushBack!

      Why does Xiami or this vendor not willing to at least supply an AU plug?!?

      This shows little respect, eg, for those who have children where this may be used: If its plug requires an adapter (which can come loose, & allow little fingers to touch 240 V) this is unacceptable!

      •  

        The answer is simple. Xiaomi do not officially sell in Australia so they have no reason to supply an AU plug.

        Xiaomi are officially in USA, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, India and Middle East. Even then most products aren't available outside of China officially.

  •  

    2A per port or 2A total?

      • +6 votes

        single USB, 5V —- 2.1A three USB, 5V —- 3.1A

        That implies that with one USB connected it is 2.1A but with three USBs connected it will max out at 3.1A meaning 2.1A + 1A, or 1A + 1A + 1A.

        • +1 vote

          Physics is clearly not my strong point. Thanks for confirming, I was going to buy a couple but the 1A output is really lousy if you need something juiced up quickly like a phone.

        • -6 votes

          @Sir Casm:

          Physics is clearly not my strong point. >Thanks for confirming, I was going to buy a couple but the 1A output is really lousy if you need something juiced up quickly like a phone.

          Clearly maths escapes you as well. You can charge at up to 2.1A.

        • +3 votes

          @Sir Casm:
          If it's just a single phone you'll get 2.1A. Most phones only draw 1.5A maximum, so you'll get 2 phones on it at full rate. It's only if all 3 are in use it's limited.

          If you actually plan on using this more for USB, get a Anker 5 port or something..

        • +1 vote

          @Maverick-au:

          What happened to you man, you used to be cool…

        • +2 votes

          @Sir Casm: yeh, used to only see snide comebacks on whirlpool, not here.
          Whelp.

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          @Sir Casm:

          What happened to you man, you used to be cool…

          I pointed out that your maths was flawed based on your physics comment. This charger can put out 2.1A on one port so can charge a phone quickly, it just can't charge three phones quickly.

          You could have two devices charging at .5A each and still charge a phone at 2.1A.

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          @Al Kider:

          The game done changed!

          @Maverick-au:

          If you're the same Maverick from Whirlpool then yeah, you definitely have changed. We used to roast the greenies in the Sea Shepherd/other lefty nonsense threads in ITN, that was legit, wasted many a lonely nightshift doing that.

  • +1 vote

    Can't connect to the payment gateway to pay for this - The connection has timed out. The server at ipay.dinpay.com is taking too long to respond.

  •  

    I had no idea these even existed. Bought 4 thanks.

  • +1 vote

    2A "quick charge" =/= QC2.0/3.0 = No buy.

  • +4 votes

    I used many XiaoMi products ranging from Powerbank, Phones, Wifi router and even RGB Light bulb. Their product quality is spot on. You need to make sure it is a genuine products.

    • -3 votes

      Try one of their phones, you'll be very disappointed like me.

      On saying that I have power bank,mi band and this power board and there excellent

      • +5 votes

        Why were you disappointed with the phone? I've had 3 Xiaomi phones so far (currently using a Redmi Note 3) and never had any issues with them, great devices for the price…

        • +2 votes

          Had 2 redmi note 3's mediatek and now Kate.

          Both are the worst phones I've ever owned.

          The mediatek I experienced drop outs rebooting and bootloops every 2 minutes at least,flashed it with official ROMs and custom ROMs, ended up smashing it because neverbuying kept ignoring my ticket and messages got so frustrated.

          The Kate I'm still experiencing slight bugs fingerprint scanner not working properly also problems with camera and flash light although working much better from when I got it as I had 2 official ROMs on it and took another 4 custom ROMs to get through as I experienced problems with constant bootloop and reboots with official ROMs.

          I can say its the worst phone to flash just too many headaches and I have come across a ROM yet where everything works stable. I am now sure this xiaomi phone will be the last I ever purchase.

        • +2 votes

          @bti_jet:

          Not sure where you got your "phones" from but I have never had issues with Xiaomi products, even running their MIUI, both have been rock solid and stable

          2x Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 650 phones = Perfect
          1x MiMax Snapdragon 650 = Even better

          all features work fine on both of them, both genuine, both unlocked bootloaders and custom roms

          Sounds like you got a fake product tbh or some form of dodgy hacked firmware

          The real products have been great, mediatek stuff is usually okay but I find the Snapdragon processor much nicer

        • +1 vote

          @shawncro 222:

          How can it be dodgy hacked firmware when I've flashed it myself with official roms and custom?

          I purchased 1 on never buying and the other aliexpress Xiaomi store, I never heard of fake Xiaomi phones, where did u get this info from?

          Maybe I've had bad luck twice, IMO its a s### phone. At least I only lost $200, surprises me that people would spend more, each to their own

        • +2 votes

          @bti_jet: I have to agree with you there on Xiaomi phones. I've had 2 and the biggest let down was the touch screen. Use to own a nexus 5 before I got the Xiaomi and I could already tell the Xiaomi's touch screen didn't feel as responsive/accurate as my Nexus 5. Got a 5x after and have put the Xiaomi in the drawl

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          @bogak:

          I was rocking a nexus 6p, but dropped on the bike @ 100k's

          Surprisingly it still works good, but looks a bit buckled.

          Best phone I've had till now. Looking at the mate 9, will wait for it to drop around the 659-700mark.

          I guess some people have had luck with xiaomi phones, I haven't and warranty is pretty much limited to when you receive the phone any longer gl getting any repairs/replacements

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          @bti_jet: mine wasn't faulty, it's just I can tell the touch screen wasn't as great as my Nexus 5.

        • -1 vote

          @shawncro 222: Given how bad Android is I find your reported experiences of 100% nothing wrong ever, perfect amazeballs experience with these devices to be made up.

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          @bti_jet:

          I agree to an extent on Kate. In many ways my old Lenovo K3 Note superior, such as screen brightness and control, camera quality, charging speed…

  • +7 votes

    Bought 2 when it was US$8.99 in Dec 2016 https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/284458

  •  

    No sure protection?

  • +3 votes

    Have bought these from Geekbuying before, very impressive, very well built.
    The Pins on them, while they don't have the extra insulation over the pins like Australian plugs are required to have ( and are upside down as mentioned by others), fit really well into Australian powerpoints, which certainly can't be said for the vast majority of cheap travel adapters often supplied with overseas devices that many ozbargainers will have imported in the past.

    My suspicion is that the extra insulation over the 2 pins would be about the only thing that would actually prevent these being certified for sale here as the quality of these things is clearly better than some of the crap powerboards that are available locally. The only other trap ( and I'll admit it's a big one for the unwary) is that by giving you access to a socket that has the ability to plug in US style plugs (and others as well) you could plug something that uses the wrong voltage ( ie 110v) such as say an imported table lamp or hair dryer / straightener. Nearly anything that has a powerpack these days would be ok, but again not everything would be compatible.

    As long as you check what input voltage the device is, these are a much better option than using those god awful adapters that come with most imported electrical items and overall I honestly believe these are much safer to use than said adapters.

    •  

      the thickness of the internal bus bars and the built in charger is also something that could not meet local standards

  •  

    if those usbs are qc 2, wow this will be sold out in no time.
    but yeah, the usbs are a bit slow in charging stuffs if you in a rush but fine for overnight charging

  •  

    Just find it cheaper in Zapals AU$13.24 https://www.zapals.com/xiaomi-power-strip-3-usb-portable-soc...

    Edit: sorry, need to pay shipping $6.28, no deal!

  • -2 votes

    I would really like the person who wrote the description to talk dirty to me. It seems like she would be really good at it if she can do so well talking up a dognammed powerboard.

    "Phosphor bronze terminal"
    Oh yeah, tell me about that phosphor bronze terminals

    "retardant standard up to 750 centigrade"
    750 centigrade! Oh baby, I didn't even know that was still a unit of measurement. Keep going keep going!

    " Subtle and elegant white power indicator light shows working status"
    Oh yes, its gotta be subtle and elegant. I couldn't bear it if someone came to my house and saw a power board that didn't scream subtlety and elegance! What would people think!

  •  

    This is why you don't use (especially) permanently plugged in non approved mains powered devices / usb adapters.
    http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/01/new-report-fake-iphone-cha...

  1. altomic on 05/02/2017 - 15:49
  2. Maverick-au on 05/02/2017 - 15:59
  3. Clear on 05/02/2017 - 14:43
  4. illumination on 05/02/2017 - 16:11
    +11 Sure.
  5. vinkit on 05/02/2017 - 15:58