How to charge the mobile phone from a power outlet in Cape Verde

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge any mobile phone with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power charger and recharging any mobile phone using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the mobile phone abroad.The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to supply power to your mobile phone in Cape Verde by using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type F wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Cape Verdeans. When you are visiting Cape Verde from a different region please ensure the mobile phone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading 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 please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Cape Verde

Can the mobile phone be used in Cape Verde?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Cape Verdean power outlet.

What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Cape Verde?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Cape Verde to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. There are two types of wall outlets in Cape Verde (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Cape Verde.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde.
What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Cape Verde?

Powering any mobile phone with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge any mobile phone with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone using a Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the 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 (please note that 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 along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your mobile phone from a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the mobile phone from the Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Cape Verdean power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus a pair of grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 side or bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the 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 F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Cape Verdean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - wikipedia.org entry about Cape Verde
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  6. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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