Charging any mobile phone when staying in Seychelles

How to connect a Seychellois power outlet to any mobile phone

Seychellois power outlet

If planning a holiday it can often be helpful to know in advance if you can use your devices such as mobiles and tablets that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which wall socket is being used in Seychelles you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Various standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their mobile phone when they're staying in Seychelles.This page has instructions telling you what you'll need to power the mobile phone when you're travelling to Seychelles using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Seychellois will use 13 amp plugs for charging. If travelling to Seychelles from a different country ensure that your mobile phone can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up.

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 Seychelles

Can the mobile phone be used in Seychelles?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Seychelles.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Seychelles is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [5].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of mobile phone supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Seychelles we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Seychelles

The 4 port USB travel charger [5] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using 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 counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Seychelles using 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Seychelles.
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Seychelles?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your mobile phone from a Seychellois power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your mobile phone with a Seychellois power outlet with USB type B cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge your mobile phone using the Seychellois power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Seychellois power outlet. This plug outlet (called the Type G power outlet [2]) looks like 3 rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape 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 bottom of 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 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 Seychellois 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 charging your mobile phone from a Seychellois power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seychelles - Wikipedia.org entry about Seychelles
  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
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters