Charging any mobile phone in The Republic of the Congo

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power any mobile phone with a Congo power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type D USB charger, powering any mobile phone using a double pin Europlug Type C power charger and charging any mobile phone using a Type E USB adapter

Congo power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the mobile phone when you are visiting The Republic of the Congo using their standard Type E, C or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which country you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting The Republic of the Congo from a different country please ensure your 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 make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading 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 The Republic of the Congo

Can you use any mobile phone in The Republic of the Congo?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in The Republic of the Congo?

When travelling with more than your mobile phone the best travel power adapter for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are three standards of power outlets that Congolese use (E, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Republic of the Congo.
  • 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in The Republic of the Congo?

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

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

  1. To charge the mobile phone using a Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type 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 can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Congo 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 C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Congo power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power any mobile phone with a Congo power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using the Congo 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. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [5]) looks like three holes in a triangular shape 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 that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Congo 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 take.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Congo power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type E USB charger to power any mobile phone with a Congo power outlet.

  1. In order to charge any mobile phone using the Congo power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  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 side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Congo 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 Congo power outlet

See also

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