Charging any mobile phone from a power outlet in Yemen

A step by step guide showing how to power any mobile phone with a Yemeni power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter, charging any mobile phone using a two pin Type A USB plug and charging any mobile phone using a three pinned Type D power charger

Yemeni power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to the mobile phone in Yemen using the standard G, A or D type Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power will change from region to region so we suggest reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Yemen from another country please check the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If the mobile phone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your mobile phone is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Yemen

Can the mobile phone be used in Yemen?

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

What is the best power adapter for any mobile phone in Yemen?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your mobile phone the best international travel charger for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Yemenis use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, A and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Yemeni trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Yemen.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best power adapter for any mobile phone in Yemen?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Yemeni power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to power any mobile phone with a Yemeni power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from the Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three vertical holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 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 typically be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Yemeni 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Yemeni power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power any mobile phone with a Yemeni power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge your mobile phone using the Yemeni power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin slots next to each other. Please be aware that power cords with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 V should not be used in Yemen so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 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 typically be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Yemeni 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.
Charging any mobile phone from a Yemeni power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB micro type B cable and a Type D USB adapter to power any mobile phone with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from the Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Yemeni 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 typically take.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Yemeni Wikipedia web page
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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