Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in Chad

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge any mobile phone from a Chadian power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter, how to power any mobile phone using a Type C Europlug power charger and powering any mobile phone using a Type E power adapter

Chadian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. When you're travelling to Chad the following useful instructions show how to power your mobile phone by using their standard types D, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Chad from a different country please check that your mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If the mobile phone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging 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 a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Chad

Can the mobile phone be used in Chad?

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

What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in Chad?

When travelling with more than your mobile phone or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Chad to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are four different standards of plug sockets in Chad (D, C, E and F) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your mobile phone can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Chadian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Chad we suggest buying a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chad 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Chad.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in Chad?

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

Using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type C power adapter to power any mobile phone with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the mobile phone using the Chadian power outlet you'll need 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 into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Chadian 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 typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Chadian power outlet

A guide showing you how to power any mobile phone with a Chadian power outlet using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type D power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the mobile phone from a Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Chadian 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.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Chadian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge any mobile phone from a Chadian power outlet with type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your mobile phone from a Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The recessed round plug supply, also known as a CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your 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 Chadian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge any mobile phone from a Chadian power outlet with type B USB micro cable with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from a Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Chadian power outlet

See also

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