How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in Gambia

How to connect a Gambian power outlet to any mobile phone

Gambian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the mobile phone when Gambia.When travelling to Gambia these useful instructions show how to supply power to your mobile phone using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type Gambian wall outlet, with the Gambians using a 13 amp plug for charging. Power supplies will vary depending on which area you visiting therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing countries. If travelling to Gambia from another region double check your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If your mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Gambia

Can you use any mobile phone in Gambia?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Gambia.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Gambia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [5]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of mobile phone can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [5] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gambia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Gambia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Gambia.
What is the best power charger for any mobile phone in Gambia?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Gambian power outlet

Learn how to power your mobile phone from a Gambian power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the mobile phone from the Gambian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Gambian power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration.
  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 you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Gambian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Gambian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambia - Wikipedia.org page about Gambia
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  3. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters