How to charge any mobile phone from a power outlet in Israel

Instructions on how to power your mobile phone with an Israeli power outlet by using micro USB Type B connector and a three pin Type H USB adapter, charging any mobile phone using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to charge any mobile phone using a three pinned Type M USB charger

Israeli power outlet

If packing for a holiday it is helpful to know if you can charge any important devices when you get there. But without knowing which wall socket to expect you may bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival which might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the mobile phone in Israel. The following instructions shows exactly how to charge your mobile phone when you're visiting Israel using their types M, C or H Israeli 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type H power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Israelis. When you are visiting Israel from another country please make sure your mobile phone can be used with a 220v supply. If the mobile phone came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your mobile phone is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

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 Israel

Can you use any mobile phone in Israel?

Yes, you can use any mobile phone in Israel by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your mobile phone and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Israel is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Israelis use three different types of plug sockets (types M, C and H) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of mobile phone supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your mobile phone at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Israel and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Israel using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Israel?

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

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type C power adapter to charge any mobile phone from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the mobile phone using an Israeli power outlet you will 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 inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit. These sockets are less commonplace in Israel, however the ungrounded Type C plug can also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 (please note 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 the bottom or side of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone should 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 C power charger for recharging your mobile phone from an Israeli power outlet

Charging any mobile phone from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type H power charger to recharge any mobile phone with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type H USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Insert the Type H USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three thin slots pointing inward in a triangle shape. More recently made type H power outlets also have rounded holes in the middle of each slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs that are used in over 100 other countries. Type H electrical sockets are the most commonly used outlets in Israel.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the USB mains 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 that you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on the bottom or along one side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Charging any mobile phone from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

Charging any mobile phone from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type M power charger to charge any mobile phone with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the Israeli power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 large round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins. These sockets aren't as commonplace in Israel. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B 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 (please 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 can normally be found either on the side or bottom of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on the mobile phone will indicate that the device is charging, refer to your phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will typically take.
Charging any mobile phone from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Israel - Go Israel
  2. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  3. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, costs under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  5. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  6. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, costing under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  7. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  8. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).