How to charge the mobile phone when staying in Cambodia

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your mobile phone with a Cambodian power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a three pin Europlug Type C USB adapter, how to recharge any mobile phone using a three pin Type G USB adapter and how to recharge any mobile phone using a Type A power charger

Cambodian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the mobile phone when abroad.If you are going to travel to Cambodia the following instructions show charging your mobile phone using their Type G, A or C Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Cambodia from a different country check that the mobile phone can accept a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend to stay at a Cambodian destination like Phnom Penh we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about Cambodia [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

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 Cambodia

Can the mobile phone be used in Cambodia?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Cambodian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Cambodians use three different types of plug sockets (G, A and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 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 charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry 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 adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cambodia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Cambodia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more generous 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Cambodia?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your mobile phone from a Cambodian power outlet with Micro USB Type B connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a Cambodian power outlet you will 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 in the Cambodian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [2]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord 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 charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the side or bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Cambodian 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 Cambodian power outlet

Charging any mobile phone from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using micro USB type B connector with a Type A power charger to power your mobile phone from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power any mobile phone using a Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [5]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into. Note that power cords used with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used in Cambodia so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into 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 (please 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 bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Cambodian 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.
Charging any mobile phone from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB type B cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your mobile phone from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone from the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB 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 for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Cambodian 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - wikipedia.org page about Cambodia
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  6. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters