Charging any mobile phone from a power outlet in Iraq

Learn how to charge your mobile phone with an Iraqi power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter, charging any mobile phone using a three pin Type G power charger and how to charge any mobile phone using a Type D USB plug

Iraqi power outlet

Differing standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to help assist visitors wanting to power their mobile phone when they are visiting Iraq.When you are visiting Iraq the following useful instructions show how to charge the mobile phone by using the types G, C or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sockets vary regionally therefore we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power connections guide for a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When travelling to Iraq from another region ensure that your mobile phone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

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 Iraq

Can the mobile phone be used in Iraq?

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Iraq is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Iraqis use three different types of power outlets (G, C and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Iraqi trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Iraq.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best power adapter for any mobile phone in Iraq?

Charging any mobile phone from an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB micro type B connector and a Type G USB charger to recharge any mobile phone from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. To charge your mobile phone using the Iraqi 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 into the wall supply. The plug supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [2], can be identified by 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 (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 Iraqi 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.
Charging any mobile phone from an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from an Iraqi power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a Type C USB charger to recharge any mobile phone from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your mobile phone from an Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Iraqi power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 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 Iraqi power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter to recharge your mobile phone with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from an Iraqi 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. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the three round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B connector 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 you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Iraqi 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 D power charger for recharging your mobile phone from an Iraqi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Iraqi country Wiki 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/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/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