How to charge the mobile phone when staying in Indonesia

The WikiConnections page on how to power your mobile phone from an Indonesian power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter, how to recharge any mobile phone using a Type G power plug and how to recharge any mobile phone using a Type C power charger

Indonesian power outlet

If you are planning a holiday it can often be useful to know in advance if you can power your vital electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you're there. However without knowing which power socket is being used in Indonesia you may bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy a suitable adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the mobile phone when you're visiting abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the mobile phone when staying in Indonesia by using the standard Type G, C or F Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Indonesians. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Indonesia from another country please ensure the mobile phone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

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 a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Indonesia

Can the mobile phone be used in Indonesia?

You can connect any mobile phone to an Indonesian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your mobile phone or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Indonesia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Indonesians use three different types of wall outlets (G, C and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Indonesia or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Indonesia 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 America visiting Indonesia.
  • 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 gives practically the same functionality as 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 a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Indonesia?

Powering any mobile phone with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B micro USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your mobile phone from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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 (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 Indonesian 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.
Powering any mobile phone with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering any mobile phone with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your mobile phone from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes where the pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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 (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 Indonesian 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.
Powering any mobile phone with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from an Indonesian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your mobile phone from an Indonesian power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using an Indonesian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power supply, sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord 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 (note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Indonesian 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 F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from an Indonesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Wikipedia entry about Indonesia
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  6. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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