How to charge your mobile phone from a power outlet in Papua New Guinea

Connecting a Papua New Guinea power outlet to any mobile phone

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the mobile phone when they're travelling abroad.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to charge the mobile phone when staying in Papua New Guinea by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I power outlet. Most power sources will change from country to country therefore please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If visiting Papua New Guinea from a different country check your mobile phone can accept a 240 volt supply. If the mobile phone was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

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 Papua New Guinea

Can the mobile phone be used in Papua New Guinea?

You can connect any mobile phone to a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Papua New Guinea?

If travelling with more than just your mobile phone or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Papua New Guinea is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your mobile phone is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility 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 smartphones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Papua New Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea. [5] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for any mobile phone in Papua New Guinea?

Powering any mobile phone with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type I USB adapter to charge any mobile phone from a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

  1. In order to power your mobile phone using a Papua New Guinea power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [3] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [4].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 slots forming a triangular shape with the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect the USB 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 which came with your mobile phone to charge with any USB adapter).
  4. The USB charging port can normally be found either on along one side or on the bottom of the mobile.
  5. Turn on the Papua New Guinea 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.
Powering any mobile phone with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Papua New Guinea Wikipedia web page
  2. - Type I power outlet
  3. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$15).
  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, around $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  5. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around C$15).