How to charge the mobile phone when staying in Somalia

The WikiConnections page on how to power your mobile phone from a Somali power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter.

Somali power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your mobile phone in Somalia. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your mobile phone when you're visiting abroad.When visiting Somalia the following instructions show charging your mobile phone using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type power outlet, the Somalians will use Europlugs for power outlets. Most power supplies differ from region to region so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Somalia from another country please ensure the mobile phone can accept a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that the mobile phone is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

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

Charging any mobile phone in Somalia

Can the mobile phone be used in Somalia?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Somalia?

When you are travelling with more than just your mobile phone or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Somalia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [5].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers on your trip to Somalia or occupying additional power outlets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your mobile phone at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [5] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are 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 North America going to Somalia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Somalia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging any mobile phone in Somalia?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your mobile phone from a Somali power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone from the Somali power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Somali power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B micro USB connector 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 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 Somali 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.
Powering any mobile phone with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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