How to charge the mobile phone when staying in Guinea-Bissau

How to connect a Bissau-Guinean power outlet to any mobile phone

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Different frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their mobile phone abroad.When staying in Guinea-Bissau this page has useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your mobile phone using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using a Europlug for charging. Power sources will change regionally so we recommend reading our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Guinea-Bissau from a different country check your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If the mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions are for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Guinea-Bissau

Can the mobile phone be used in Guinea-Bissau?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Guinea-Bissau?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Guinea-Bissau to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger [5] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Guinea-Bissau using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Guinea-Bissau?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your mobile phone from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the mobile phone from the Bissau-Guinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by the two round holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on any mobile phone. These instructions assume your phone uses a Micro USB type B port. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your mobile to check this is correct and visit the mobile phones page to see if your model is listed (note that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau - Guinea-Bissau country page on wikipedia.org
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  4. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  5. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters