How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in Guinea

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone from a Guinean power outlet using USB Micro type B connector and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter, recharging any mobile phone using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge any mobile phone using a two pinned Type K USB charger

Guinean power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare travellers wanting to power the mobile phone abroad.This useful guide shows exactly how to power the mobile phone when you are in Guinea using their F, C or K type Guinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Guinea from another region check your mobile phone can accept a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Guinea

Can you use any mobile phone in Guinea?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Guineans use three different standards of wall outlets (F, C and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Guinea or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of 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 under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guinea using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Guinea?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone from a Guinean power outlet using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to any mobile phone using a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the 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 supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Guinean 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.
Powering any mobile phone with a Guinean 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 a Guinean power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your mobile phone from a Guinean power outlet using Micro USB type B cord and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To power the mobile phone from the Guinean power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector 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 (note you can usually connect the cable supplied 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.
  5. Switch on the Guinean 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 F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Guinean power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your mobile phone with a Guinean power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type K USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to any mobile phone using a Guinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type K USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type K power outlet [7], looks like 3 holes in an inverted triangular pattern for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect 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 that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Guinean Wikipedia page
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  6. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  8. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K 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