How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

Learn how to power your mobile phone from a Central African power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type C power charger and charging any mobile phone using a Type E power plug.

Central African power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the mobile phone in The Central African Republic. This page is a guide showing you what you'll need to charge the mobile phone when staying in The Central African Republic using their Type E or C Central African 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets change regionally so please read the power supplies list for a complete list of countries. If travelling to The Central African Republic from a different region check your mobile phone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged 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 please visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in The Central African Republic

Can you use any mobile phone in The Central African Republic?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in The Central African Republic by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in The Central African Republic?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your mobile phone the best travel adapter for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Central Africans use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to The Central African Republic we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Central African Republic and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Central African Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in The Central African Republic?

Charging any mobile phone from a Central African power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B USB connector with a Type C power charger to charge any mobile phone with a Central African power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the Central African power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Then connect one 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 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 Central African power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Central African power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Central African power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type E power adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Central African power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the mobile phone from a Central African power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with one metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one 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 that you can usually connect the cable supplied 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 Central African 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 typically take.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - wikipedia entry about The Central African Republic
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  6. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters