Charging any mobile phone when staying in Mozambique

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone with a Mozambican power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type M USB adapter, charging any mobile phone using a two pin Type C Europlug power plug and charging any mobile phone using a Type F Schuko power plug

Mozambican power outlet

Different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to prepare visitors wanting to power the mobile phone abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your mobile phone when staying in Mozambique using their standard types F, C or M 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Mozambique from a different region make sure the mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If the mobile phone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a destination like Maputo or Nampula read the Mozambique page on wikipedia [1] for further details.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Mozambique

Can you use any mobile phone in Mozambique?

Yes, you can connect any mobile phone to a Mozambican power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Mozambique?

When you are travelling with more than your mobile phone and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Mozambique to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are three standards of power outlets that Mozambicans use (F, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mozambique

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mozambique 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Mozambique using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Mozambique.
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Mozambique?

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

Using USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power any mobile phone with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the mobile phone from a Mozambican 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. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Mozambican power outlet. This unearthed power outlet is recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 (note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should 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 Mozambican 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 Mozambican power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cord and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power any mobile phone with a Mozambican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your mobile phone using the Mozambican power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall outlet (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [5] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other where the two pins go and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Switch on the Mozambican power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should 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 F power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Mozambican power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Mozambican power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your mobile phone with a Mozambican power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from the Mozambican 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. Plug the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 (note you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can typically be found either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Mozambican 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 typically take.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Mozambican power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozambique - Mozambique 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/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/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