How to charge any mobile phone in Nigeria

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge any mobile phone from a Nigerian power outlet and powering any mobile phone using a Type D USB charger.

Nigerian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. This page has step by step instructions showing you what you'll need to power your mobile phone when you're travelling to Nigeria by using their types G or D 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are in therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Nigeria from another region please double check your mobile phone can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your mobile phone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you intend to visit a place like Lagos or Ibadan read the wikipedia.org entry about Nigeria [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Nigeria

Can the mobile phone be used in Nigeria?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Nigeria.

What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Nigeria?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your mobile phone the best international travel charger for Nigeria is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Nigeria (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Nigerian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Nigeria we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nigeria and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Nigeria using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Nigeria?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Nigerian power outlet

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge any mobile phone from a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from the Nigerian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nigerian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cable 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 that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will 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 G power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Nigerian power outlet

Charging any mobile phone from a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge any mobile phone from a Nigerian power outlet using micro USB Type B connector and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to any mobile phone from the Nigerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nigerian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then 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 is normally located either on the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Nigerian 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.
Charging any mobile phone from a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - wikipedia.org entry about Nigeria
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  3. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  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, under $20 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).