Charging any mobile phone when staying in Burundi

Simple instructions showing how to power your mobile phone with a Burundian power outlet with USB type B cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter and charging any mobile phone using a two pin Type E USB plug.

Burundian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to power the mobile phone in Burundi. This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the mobile phone abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power your mobile phone when you're travelling to Burundi using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Burundi from a different country ensure that the mobile phone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your mobile phone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Bujumbura refer to the Burundian Wikipedia web page [1] for further details.

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 please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Burundi

Can the mobile phone be used in Burundi?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Burundi.

What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Burundi?

When you are travelling with more than your mobile phone the best travel charger for Burundi is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Barundi use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Burundian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burundi and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Burundi using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Burundi?

Charging any mobile phone from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to power your mobile phone with a Burundian power outlet with USB type B cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your mobile phone from a Burundian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B connector 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 that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Burundian 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.
Charging any mobile phone from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Burundian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Type E USB adapter to power any mobile phone with a Burundian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone using the Burundian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Burundian power outlet. This circular power supply, sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [5] or CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with one long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B connector 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 that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging 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 Burundian 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 E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Burundian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Burundian Wikipedia web page
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  6. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  7. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters