Charging your mobile phone from a power outlet in Liberia

Simple instructions showing you how to power any mobile phone from a Liberian power outlet using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, charging any mobile phone using a Type A USB charger and powering any mobile phone using a Type B USB charger

Liberian power outlet

Differing standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your mobile phone . This guide has been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the mobile phone when they are abroad.The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the mobile phone when you're travelling to Liberia using their standard B, A,C, E or F type Liberian 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover that power supplies will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Liberia from a different country please make sure that your mobile phone can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged 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 a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Liberia

Can the mobile phone be used in Liberia?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Liberian power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your mobile phone then the best travel power adapter for Liberia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Liberians use five different types of power outlets (B, A,C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your model of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your mobile phone at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Liberia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Liberia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Liberia.
What is the best power adapter for any mobile phone in Liberia?

Powering any mobile phone with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your mobile phone with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To charge your mobile phone using the Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Liberian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Liberian power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger to charge your mobile phone with a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the mobile phone using a Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Liberian power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [5], can be recognised by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 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.
  5. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will 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 B power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Liberian power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power any mobile phone from a Liberian power outlet using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power your mobile phone from a Liberian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded plug supply, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of 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 (please note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge 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 Liberian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Liberian power outlet

Charging any mobile phone from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power any mobile phone from a Liberian power outlet using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type E power charger.

  1. To charge any mobile phone from a Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply (sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [9] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Liberian 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.
Charging any mobile phone from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering any mobile phone with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power any mobile phone from a Liberian power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. To charge your mobile phone using the Liberian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Liberian power outlet. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of 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 (please note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge 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. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia - Liberian Wiki page
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  3. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  6. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters