Charging any mobile phone when visiting Cameroon

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your mobile phone from a Cameroonian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger and recharging any mobile phone using a double pin Type E USB plug.

Cameroonian power outlet

Different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge the mobile phone when they are visiting Cameroon.When visiting Cameroon this page contains useful instructions showing you how to power your mobile phone by using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Cameroon from a different country ensure the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If the mobile phone came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the mobile phone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it 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 please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Cameroon

Can you use any mobile phone in Cameroon?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Cameroonian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your mobile phone the best international travel charger for Cameroon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Cameroonians use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cameroon 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 visiting Cameroon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Cameroon?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Cameroonian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge any mobile phone from a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using a Cameroonian 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect 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 (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 typically located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Cameroonian power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to recharge any mobile phone with a Cameroonian power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from the Cameroonian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. This recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug or Type E power outlet [5], can be identified by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins plus a single metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains 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 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 side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Cameroonian 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 Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - Cameroon country Wiki 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters