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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your mobile phone with a Libyan power outlet with type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type F power charger, how to power any mobile phone using a double pin Type C Europlug power plug and charging any mobile phone using a Type D power adapter

Libyan power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you are staying in Libya this page has useful instructions showing how to power your mobile phone using the standard Type D, C, F or L 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies vary from country to country therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. If the mobile phone slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Libya from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your mobile phone is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. However please note that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk will use a 230 volt power supply instead of 110 volts.

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 Libya

Can the mobile phone be used in Libya?

You can use any mobile phone in Libya by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your mobile phone and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Libya to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Libyans use (types D, C, F and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of mobile phone can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your Libyan trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America visiting Libya.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Libya.
What is the best power adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Libya?

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

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type C power adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the Libyan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Libyan power outlet

Powering any mobile phone with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable with a Type D USB adapter to recharge your mobile phone from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your mobile phone from the Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [5], can be identified by three circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your 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.
Powering any mobile phone with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using type B Micro USB cord and a Type F power adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone using the Libyan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Libyan power outlet. This round plug outlet (called the Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two holes 19 mm next to each other, plus metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the 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 (note you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Libyan 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 Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Powering any mobile phone with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord and a Type L power charger to charge any mobile phone with a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your mobile phone from the Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped plug outlet by three large round holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. Please note there are two variations of Type L power outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Libyan power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
Powering any mobile phone with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya - Libya country page on Wikipedia
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  6. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters