All charged up!
Thanks to its universal adapter, the TBM USB Charger fits most electrical devices and is easy and inexpensive to fit, making it ideal for trains.
Passenger comfort specialists TBM Rail Group of Crewe has launched a new concept in device charging while travelling by train. Its TBM Charger is a 1.2 amp USB port connected to a standard 13 amp plug point that allows passengers to charge laptops, mobile phones, tablets, as well as music and gaming devices, without having to carry a bulky three-pin plug. International visitors will also be able to use the USB port because it is standard in most countries around the world.
Since launch, the TBM charger has been adopted by a number of major clients, with contracts already won for the Scotrail CI156, Hull Trains First Class, and Virgin Voyaher and Pendolino Train Manager Office.
TBM Rail Group works in partnership with market leaders to source and manufacture bespoke comfort-solutions for the global rail industry. The company has commissioned specialist electrical component manufacturers www.contactum.co.uk to create an easy-fit socket that can simply replace existing sockets without the need for additional wiring.
"Commuting is actually an extension of the working day for many people. This is a simple idea that makes life easy for the travelling public. We launched the concept at Railtex and have received unprecedented interest" explained Neil Smith, sales director at TBM Rail Group.
Features include: ultra slim back-box depth (25mm), making it ideal for refurbishment projects, and the unit holds the EN Test Certification, complies with BS1363, and is fully EMC Approved. The TBM Charger can be fitted without the need for additional wiring.