How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in Andorra

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your mobile phone from an Andorran power outlet and how to recharge any mobile phone using a double pinned Type F Schuko USB plug.

Andorran power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the mobile phone abroad.This page has instructions showing you what you'll need to supply power to your mobile phone when travelling to Andorra by using their F or C type Andorran 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type F wall outlets will be normally used by most Andorrans. When you are visiting Andorra from a different region please ensure that the mobile phone can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on staying in a destination like Andorra la Vella or Les Escaldes refer to the wikipedia entry about Andorra [1] for further details prior 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 a specific mobile phone visit the Mobile phones page for a full list of makes and models.

Charging any mobile phone in Andorra

Can the mobile phone be used in Andorra?

You can connect any mobile phone to an Andorran power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Andorra is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Andorrans use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your mobile phone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your mobile phone at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Andorra using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Andorra.
What is the best power charger for recharging any mobile phone in Andorra?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from an Andorran power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your mobile phone from an Andorran power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the mobile phone using an Andorran power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Andorran power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [2] or Europlug) is recognised by the two holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro 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 you can usually connect the cable which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB charger).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  6. The battery indicator on your mobile phone should indicate that the phone is charging, refer to the phone`s instruction manual to find out how long it will take.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your mobile phone from an Andorran power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your mobile phone from an Andorran power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your mobile phone with an Andorran power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type F power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your mobile phone from the Andorran power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [6] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains 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 supplied with your mobile phone for charging with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port is normally located either on the bottom or side of the mobile phone.
  5. Turn on the Andorran 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 typically take.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your mobile phone from an Andorran power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andorra - wikipedia entry about Andorra
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  6. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters