Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in Turkey

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your mobile phone with a Turkish power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging any mobile phone using a double pinned Type F USB plug.

Turkish power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the mobile phone . This step-by-step guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the mobile phone when you're travelling to Turkey using the Type F or C Turkish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F wall outlets are used by a majority of Turks. If visiting Turkey from a different country please double check your mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to stay in a Turkish place such as Istanbul we suggest reading the Turkey entry on wikipedia [1] for further information.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Turkey

Can you use any mobile phone in Turkey?

You can use any mobile phone in Turkey.

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

When travelling with more than your mobile phone or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Turks use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Turkish trip. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Turkey and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Turkey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best travel adapter for any mobile phone in Turkey?

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

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge any mobile phone from a Turkish power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is recognised by 2 adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro 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 can normally be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Turkish 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 C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Turkish power outlet

Charging any mobile phone from a Turkish power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your mobile phone with a Turkish power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the mobile phone using a Turkish power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Turkish power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 (please note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Turkish power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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