How to charge any mobile phone from a power outlet in Israel

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your mobile phone with an Israeli power outlet by using micro USB Type B connector and a three pinned Type H USB charger, charging any mobile phone using a Type C USB adapter and powering any mobile phone using a Type M USB adapter

Israeli power outlet

When packing for a vacation to Israel it's helpful to know in advance if you can power all your common gadgets that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which wall socket is used in Israel you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Differing region codes and plugs can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when you're in Israel.If you're planning a vacation to Israel this page has useful instructions showing how to power your mobile phone using the standard types M, C or H 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type M wall outlets will be normally used by most Israelis. When travelling to Israel from another country check your mobile phone can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the mobile phone is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Israel

Can you use any mobile phone in Israel?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Israel by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Israel?

When you are travelling with more than your mobile phone and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Israel is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Israelis use three different types of plug sockets (types M, C and H) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of mobile phone supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Israel and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Israel using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Israel.
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Israel?

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

Using type B USB connector with a Type C USB adapter to charge your mobile phone from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the mobile phone using an Israeli 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 the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect 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 for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will 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 an Israeli power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your mobile phone with an Israeli power outlet by using micro USB Type B connector and a three pinned Type H USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type H USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type H USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three thin slots pointing inward in a triangle shape. More recently made type H power outlets also have rounded holes in the middle of each slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs that are used in over 100 other countries.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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 you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging 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 Israeli power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Charging any mobile phone from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your mobile phone from an Israeli power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the Israeli power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 large round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into 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 supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Charging any mobile phone from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - wikipedia.org entry about Israel
  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/typeH.htm - Type H power outlet
  6. Type H USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type H mains power outlet
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  8. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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