Electronics & Beyond
What are portable photo printers?
If you’re tired of just admiring your favourite photos on your phone screen, a portable photo printer can help you create a physical keepsake of those special moments. But what exactly is a photo printer? And how does it connect to your smartphone? Maplin are here to help!
What are the benefits of flight cases?
If you need to keep your valuable tech and equipment safe while in transit, a flight case is an ideal choice. Their sturdy, rigid design helps to protect your goods while you’re on the go. Want to learn more? Maplin are here to help you explore our wide range of flight cases.
How to care for your cables
Tired of untangling cables only to find they’re damaged or don’t work anymore? If you know how to look after your cables, you’ll find that they can last for far longer than you expect. So read on to learn some techniques to reduce wear and tear for your essential cables.
What is the difference between HDMI splitters & HDMI switches?
If you’re tired of having to constantly swap HDMI cables between sources or need to show the same signal across multiple displays, an HDMI splitter or an HDMI switch could be exactly what you’re looking for. But what exactly are they? What do they do? And which one do you need?
How do solar charge controllers work?
The charge controller sits between your solar panel and battery. Although it seems deceptively simple, it actually serves a crucial function in the performance of solar power setups. Want to learn more? Read on to understand more about the benefits of using a solar charge controller.
What is the difference between active and passive speakers?
If you’re looking to buy a speaker but don’t know a lot about audio, the sheer number of options including styles and sizes can be overwhelming. One of the core decisions you’ll need to make is whether you want an active or passive speaker. But what’s the difference? Maplin are here to help you learn the basics.
Which bulb fitting do I need?
Blown a bulb? Thinking of switching to LED lighting? Want to add smart control to your lights? Whatever your reason for searching for a new bulb, it’s important to know what size fitting you need for the bulbs you’re replacing. If you’re not sure what you need, check out our handy guide to buying the best bulb for you.
Which chair is best for my home or office space?
Working in comfort is important. From protecting your posture to adding style to your setup, it’s important to choose the right chair for your needs. But what are the benefits of the different types of chairs? At Maplin we offer a wide range, so read on to find the ideal match for your home or office space.
What is a Lithium LiFePO4 Battery?
Looking for a replacement battery for a golf trolley? Want to replace the heavy lead acid battery on a mobility scooter or wheelchair? A Lithium LiFePO4 battery might be exactly what you need! But what exactly is an LiFePO4 battery? And what is the difference between a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery versus a Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery?
Confused about chargers?
Looking for a new USB wall charger to keep your favourite tech powered up? Choosing the right model can be tricky, so here at Maplin we’ve thrown together a handy guide to help you find the ideal charger for you.
Why use a USB hub?
Whether you’re using a laptop with limited ports or you need to connect a device but don’t have the right connection available, USB hubs can solve all your problems! Available in both USB-A and USB-C varieties, USB hubs often feature multiple connectivity options, but which one is right for you? Maplin are here to help you!
What are power stations?
You’ve probably heard of power banks – handy portable power units, ideal for keeping your phone, headphones and other electronic devices charged up while you’re on the go. But what exactly is a power station? Maplin are here to help you with all of your portable power questions!