How to charge the mobile phone when staying in Senegal

The WikiConnections page on how to power your mobile phone from a Senegalese power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter, charging any mobile phone using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge any mobile phone using a Type E power plug

Senegalese power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These simple instructions will show you exactly how to charge the mobile phone when going to Senegal by using the standard types D, C, E or K Senegalese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Senegal from a different country check your mobile phone can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you plan on travelling to a place such as Dakar or Thi├Ęs refer to the Senegal country Wikipedia page [1] for further information on travelling to the area.

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 Senegal

Can the mobile phone be used in Senegal?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Senegalese power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Senegal is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Senegalese use four different types of plug sockets (D, C, E and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your type of mobile phone supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Senegal or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the mobile phone, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Senegal.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Senegal.
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Senegal?

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your mobile phone from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a Senegalese 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 by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the USB 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 for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to the 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 Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Senegalese power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type D power charger to power your mobile phone from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your mobile phone using a Senegalese 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. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Senegalese power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [5], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B micro USB connector into the USB 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 for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Senegalese power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your mobile phone from a Senegalese power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the mobile phone from the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify this power supply by two adjacent holes and one metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B micro USB 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 (please note that you can usually connect the cable which came 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 phone.
  5. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Charging any mobile phone from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Senegalese power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type K power charger to power your mobile phone from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to any mobile phone using a Senegalese power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Senegalese power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type K power outlet [9], can be recognised by the three large holes forming a triangular pattern for the live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your mobile phone from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal - Senegal country 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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters