How to charge any mobile phone in Saint Helena

Instructions showing how to charge your mobile phone from a St Helenian power outlet by using USB micro type B cord with a Type G USB adapter.

St Helenian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the mobile phone when they're staying abroad.This step by step guide will show exactly how to charge your mobile phone when visiting Saint Helena using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the St Helenians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Saint Helena from another region make sure that the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If the mobile phone was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the 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 Jamestown or Half Tree Hollow read the Saint Helena Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details.

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 Saint Helena

Can the mobile phone be used in Saint Helena?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Saint Helena.

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

When travelling with more than your mobile phone the best travel power adapter for Saint Helena is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [5].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your mobile phone at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Saint Helena we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [5] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [5] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied 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 North America visiting Saint Helena.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Saint Helena?

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge any mobile phone from a St Helenian power outlet using micro USB Type B connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power any mobile phone from the St Helenian 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 power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type G power outlet [2]) can be identified by the three holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of 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 (please note that you can usually connect the cable supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is typically located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the St Helenian power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone will indicate that the phone 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 St Helenian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Saint Helena Wikipedia web page
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters