Charging any mobile phone in Botswana

Simple instructions showing you how to power your mobile phone with a Botswana power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type G USB adapter, how to charge any mobile phone using a Type D power adapter and powering any mobile phone using a three pinned Type M power plug

Botswana power outlet

Various standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when you are travelling to Botswana.When you are planning a vacation to Botswana the following instructions show how to charge the mobile phone using the standard G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Botswana from another region check that the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If the mobile phone was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

This how-to guide is for a generic mobile phone and assume the phone has a standard micro USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a headphone socket. For all the latest phones visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Botswana

Can you use any mobile phone in Botswana?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Botswana power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Botswana?

When travelling with more than your mobile phone the best travel power adapter for Botswana is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are three standards of wall outlets in Botswana (types G, D and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Botswana and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Botswana using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Botswana?

Charging any mobile phone from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to power any mobile phone with a Botswana power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To power the mobile phone from a Botswana power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [2]) looks like three holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB 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 you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Botswana power outlet

Instructions on how to power your mobile phone with a Botswana power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using the Botswana power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [5]) looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Botswana power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Botswana power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone from a Botswana power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Type M power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your mobile phone from the Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three large holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 (please note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Botswana power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - Botswana page on Wikipedia.org
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  3. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  6. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  8. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters